National Physical LaboritoryThe National Physics Laboratory (NPL), founded in 1900, is the UKs national standards laboratory, and world leading National Measurement Institute. NPL have been managed by Serco since 1995 and currently acts as the heart of the UK’s National Measurement System to support business and society, as well as being experts in Knowledge Transfer.

NPL has the two key roles within the NanoMend project of surface measurement and inspection and WVTR metrology, as well as defect detection and characterization.