Markes International Ltd.

Special Issues

Special Issues, Special Issues-12-01-2010, Volume 0, Issue 0

Formed 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

Formed 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 techniques for all leading brand GC and GC–MS

  • Headspace (HS)-TD-GC(MS)

  • GC–MS data reprocessing software

  • TOF-MS

Markets Served

Markes serves fast growing markets from environmental health and safety to materials testing and from food/flavor/fragrance to defense and forensic. Markes' global customer base includes: major industry, government agencies, academia, and the service laboratory sector.

Major Products/Services

Markes International has introduced several highly successful brands of TD instruments to the market including: The UNITY series (a universal platform for sorbent tubes and whole air/gas samples — canisters, bags, and online air/gas streams); the TD-100 fully-automated TD system; the 100-tube ULTRA series of TD autosamplers, including automated sample re-collection (a patented method of overcoming the "one-shot" limitation of many TD devices); the Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor for materials testing (which is especially useful for REACH, and other such legislation); the TT24-7 for continuous online monitoring; the HS5-TD for coupling headspace analysis with TD for greatly enhanced sensitivity; and the TC-20 multi-tube conditioner.

Markes also supplies a wide range of sampling accessories and consumables including TubeTAG electronic labels for tracking sorbent tubes from field to lab and within a lab.

From ALMSCO International, a division of Markes International:

ClearView — GC–MS software package which enhances trace analyte identification.

TargetView — target compound detection software for GC–MS and BenchTOF-dx a high definition TOF-MS.

Facilities

Markes' factory, R&D center, and headquarters is based in the UK. The US operation (Markes International, Inc.) is based in Wilmington, Delaware. Markes further supports a global distributor network. Markes International also has a division for the development of time-of-flight mass spectrometers (BenchTOF-dx) and associated software; ALMSCO International.

Markes International Ltd.

Gwaun Elai Medi Science Campus, Llantrisant, RCT, CF72 8XL, UK

TELEPHONE

44 (0)1443 230 935

FAX

44 (0)1443 231 531

E-MAIL

enquiries@markes.com

WEB SITE

www.markes.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

50–60

YEAR FOUNDED

1997