Markes International

December 1, 2013

Special Issues

Special Issues, Special Issues-12-01-2013, Volume 31, Issue 12

Founded in 1997, Markes International is the world's leading supplier of thermal desorption (TD) instrumentation and related sampling accessories for monitoring toxic and odorous chemicals in air, gas, and materials.

Company Description

Founded in 1997, Markes International is the world's leading supplier of thermal desorption (TD) instrumentation and related sampling accessories for monitoring toxic and odorous chemicals in air, gas, and materials.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • Thermal desorption (TD) as a sample concentration and introduction technique for GC

  • Headspace sampling and other sample introduction techniques for TD

  • Time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF MS) for GC

  • GC–MS data reprocessing software

Markets Served

Markes serves fast-growing markets, including: environmental health & safety; material emissions testing; food, flavor and fragrance; human health; metabolomics; petrochemicals; defense; forensic. Markes' global customer base includes major industry, government agencies, academia, and the service laboratory sector.

Major Products/Services

Markes has introduced several highly successful TD instruments to the market, including:

  • UNITY: a universal platform for analysing sorbent tubes used to collect whole-air and gas

  • TD-100: a fully automated TD system for sorbent tubes

  • The 100-tube ULTRA series of TD autosamplers, including automated sample re-collection (a patented method of overcoming the "one-shot" limitation of many other TD instruments)

  • CIA Advantage systems for automated cryogen-free analysis of air and gas sampled using canisters (for US EPA Method TO-15, etc.)

  • TT24-7 for continuous on-line monitoring (chemical warfare agent analysis, environmental monitoring, and other applications)

Markes also produces various accessories to enhance air and gas sampling, including:

  • The Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor for materials testing (especially useful for fast emissions screening)

  • HS5-TD for coupling headspace analysis with TD for greatly enhanced sensitivity

  • A wide range of sampling accessories and consumables, including TubeTAG electronic labels for tracking sorbent tubes.

Markes also manufactures time-of-flight mass spectrometers and associated software:

  • The ALMSCO BenchTOF range of time-of-flight mass spectrometers for GC, now incorporating Select-eV technology for hassle-free adjustment of the ionisation energy

  • GC–MS software to accompany BenchTOF, programmed from the ground up for optimum workflow efficiency

  • TargetView: software to speed up and enhance the detection of trace-level targets and unknowns in complex GC–MS chromatograms

Facility

Markes' factory, technical center, and headquarters is near Cardiff, UK, and in 2011, this and the USA operation in Cincinnati, Ohio (Markes International, Inc.) were expanded, adding extra laboratory and demonstration facilities. In 2013, Markes became a company of the Schauenburg International Group, and opened a technical centre near Frankfurt as part of their German operation (Markes International GmbH). Markes also supports a global distributor network.

Markes International Inc.

11126-D Kenwood Road

Cincinnati, OH 45242

TELEPHONE

(866) 483-5684 (toll free)

Markes International Ltd.

Gwaun Elai Medi-Science

Campus, Llantrisant, RCT,

CF72 8XL, UK

TELEPHONE

+44 (0)1443 230935

Markes International GmbH

Schleussnerstrasse 42,

D-63263 Neu-Isenburg,

Frankfurt, Germany

TELEPHONE

+49 (0)6102 8825569

E-mail

enquiries@markes.com

WEB SITE

www.markes.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

90

YEAR FOUNDED

1997

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