Quality Environmental Containers

Quality Environmental Containers World Headquarters

Quality Environmental Containers (QEC) isn’t just our name, it’s our promise: it’s what we do; it’s what we sell. It is a mission we take very seriously because we know that the environmental laboratory industry is a universe of absolutes, where quality is never a relative term. Sampling containers and supplies must be absolutely reliable, because every procedure must be absolutely correct; every result absolutely accurate.

QEC was founded in 1994 to provide the environmental laboratory industry with sampling containers that could reliably meet the industry’s rigorous demands of accuracy and accountability. QEC’s product line was designed by environmental scientists specifically for the needs of environmental laboratories. Our containers use only the highest quality materials and components, including borosilicate glass, ultra high-density HDPE plastics, pre-leached low-bleed septa, leak-proof closures and much, much more.

Our rigorous quality standards have helped us establish an unequalled reputation for excellence and reliability throughout the United States.

QEC’s product line is designed by one of the nation’s Top 50 environmental laboratories specifically for the environmental industry. Our quality assurance program has been reviewed and checked at every step to ensure that all of our products meet the highest standards the industry demands.

Our attention to the details– such as leak and break resistant closures, bleed resistant label stock, non-volatile adhesives and preleached septa– make QEC products the industry standard for pre-cleaned sampling containers.

QEC vials in the fieldEvery container shipped to you follows a strict quality assurance plan through each phase of cleaning, certification, packaging and shipping to arrive worry-free at your facility.

Customer service begins with first contact from one of our trained account professionals.

Working together with you, we determine what your precise needs are– from product specifications, pricing, transportation, or controlling inventory costs– and develop a detailed service plan to meet your unique needs.

Quality Assurance

QEC’s quality assurance program begins with our commitment to quality products and customer service. QEC has developed an extensive QA/QC program designed to meet the needs of our customers, and to provide a consistently reliable quality product every time. If a question ever arises regarding any QEC product, the customer is assured of a prompt and thorough response from our Quality Assurance Manager within 24 hours.


All QEC products and their components undergo strict evaluation and inspection before being released into production.

Precleaned and Precleaned Certified containers are specially prepared using a cleaning procedure that consistently results in containers that meet or exceed requirements in US EPA’s “Specifications and Guidance for Contaminant-Free Sample Containers”.