Corporate Retrospective 2007: CDS Analytical

Special Issues

Special Issues, Special Issues-05-01-2007, Volume 0, Issue 0

CDS Analytical, Inc. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of laboratory instruments for sample preparation and analysis for over 35 years.

CDS Analytical, Inc. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of laboratory instruments for sample preparation and analysis for over 35 years. While best known in the field of analytical pyrolysis, incorporated as Chemical Data Systems, Inc. in 1969, CDS introduced its first product for solids analysis by pyrolysis-gas chromatography. From 1970 to 1981, CDS also manufactured instruments for organic elemental analysis, geochemical analysis, and reactor studies.

In 1977, CDS produced a manual purge and trap instrument. Then in 1980, the first microprocessor controlled purge and trap instrument was introduced. This product won R&D Magazine's IR 100 Award as one of the top 100 new technical products, and Pollution Engineering Magazine's PE 5 Star Award.

In the mid-1990s CDS introduced a purge and trap concentrator, which was replaced in 2001. The replacement was a unique development as it can accommodate technologies including purge and trap, dynamic headspace, pyrolysis, and thermal desorption.

In 1996, CDS recognized the need for automated pyrolysis and developed a pyrolysis autosampler.

At the start of the new Millennium, CDS and Dynatherm Analytical Instruments combined forces. Dynatherm instruments provide laboratory personnel with the means to collect trace organic chemicals from air for chemical agent analysis as well as off gassing from foods, beverages, carpets, building materials, pharmaceuticals, and their packaging.

Moving into the 21st century, CDS has observed an increase in concerns with the toxicity of certain polymer additives. Through research and product modifications, CDS has expanded the applicability of our pyrolysis technology to analyze and quantitate most additives for industrial polymers-thus eliminating long manual extraction techniques.

During our growth, CDS has maintained a long-term relationship with LCGCNorth America and view them as our industries leading technical publication. As a regular advertiser, we believe it reaches our intended users-experienced chromatographers-across the many industry market segments we serve. All of us at CDS congratulate LCGC on this important milestone and look forward to continuing our relationship during the next 25 years.

Gary Deger

Gary Deger

Director-Marketing

CDS Analytical, Inc

Oxford, Pennsylvania