EMD Chemicals Inc.


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EMD Chemicals Inc. is a North American affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Company Description

EMD Chemicals Inc. is a North American affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Merck KGaA has more than 340 years of excellence in serving the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and is a leader in the development and manufacture of specialty chemicals for pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetic, automotive, plastics, and various industrial applications. EMD Chemicals was previously known as E. Merck and EM Science.

EMD Millipore

Effective January 1, 2011, our chromatography product line will be supported by EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA created as part of our acquisition of Millipore in 2010. EMD Millipore offers a broad range of innovative performance products, services, and business relationships that enable our customers' success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, EMD Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science. Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 64 countries, and pro forma 2009 revenues of $2.9 billion.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • Thin-layer chromatography

  • HPLC columns

  • Monolithic HPLC


  • LC–MS

  • Bulk silica

  • Solid-phase extraction (SPE)

  • Prep and process chromatography


Markets Served

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Biotechnology

  • Chemical

  • Food & Beverage

  • Academic

  • Industrial

  • Petrochemical

  • Agricultural

  • Environmental

Major Products/Services

Chromatography is a key area of expertise at EMD Chemicals. For over 100 years Merck KGaA has been a pioneer and leader in the field. Our TLC plates were first on the market, our Chromolith® columns introduced a new approach to HPLC, our ZIC® -HILIC columns have set the standard for melamine analysis, and today we are the world's largest producer of chromatographic silica and TLC plates. Our comprehensive chromatography product lines include- SeQuant™ ZIC® -HILIC, Chromolith® , Purospher® STAR, LiChrosorb® , and LiChrospher® HPLC columns as well as DriSolv® and OmniSolv® high purity and HPLC solvents and reagents.


Global headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Darmstadt, Germany. North American distribution, technical and customer support for chromatography products are in our cGMP facility in Gibbstown, New Jersey. Our state-of-the-art high purity solvents manufacturing facility is located in Norwood, Ohio. Other distribution centers are at various locations in the United States.

EMD Chemicals Inc.

480 South Democrat Road

Gibbstown, NJ 08027


(800) 222-0342


(856) 423-4389






US: Nearly 1,000

Elsewhere: Nearly 32,700



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