Corporate Retrospective 2007: Kimble

May 1, 2007
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Congratulations to LCGC North America on their 25th anniversary. LCGC has focused on and reported practical chromatography solutions for scientists and with their extensive readership, has helped Kimble/Kontes reach the right people.

Congratulations to LCGC North America on their 25th anniversary. LCGC has focused on and reported practical chromatography solutions for scientists and with their extensive readership, has helped Kimble/Kontes reach the right people.

Kimble was founded in 1901, and Kontes was founded in 1943. They merged in 1982 and were acquired by Gerresheimer Glas AG in 1994. The Kimble/Kontes Science Group is a leading scientific glassware manufacturer servicing a worldwide customer base as a division of Gerresheimer.

Starting in the mid 1950s, Kimble and Kontes offered a modest listing of LC columns and one TLC sprayer. Over the years the product line grew with an expanded line of high-end, economy, and disposable LC columns; TLC densitometers, plates, tanks and accessories; a line of GC systems; HPLC mobile phase handling systems; and autosampler vials. Today, Kimble/Kontes remains committed to serving the chromatography marketplace with high quality products.

While some of the products mentioned above are no longer available, our current offering includes LC columns, TLC accessories, and the industry's most complete selection of premium HPLC reservoir systems and accessories. Our HPLC systems provide completely integrated filtration, sparging, and delivery of solvents. Filtration can be done with standard 47-or 90-mm filters. Reservoirs, with patented conical bottoms, are available in sizes ranging from 250-mL to 20-L. Our systems improve retention time, reproducibility, and baseline stability by reducing contaminant background noise levels. The airtight and chemically resistant systems eliminate exposure to ambient air contaminants while maximizing the effectiveness of helium sparging. A complete line of tubing and fittings is available for easy connection to any HPLC system.

Kimble/Kontes has multiple manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe, Mexico, and Asia with approximately 250 employees in North America.

Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown

Technical Services Manager

Kimble/Kontes

Vineland, New Jersey