Special Issues

LCGC SupplementsSpecial Issues-12-01-2016
Volume 34
Issue 12

Company Description

As a global leader in capillary tubing and specialty optical fiber solutions for chromatography, Molex designs and manufactures a large portion of Polymicro Technologies(tm) capillary tubing and multimode step-index fibers used throughout the world. The company's extensive portfolio of products serves applications such as aerospace, military and defense, analytical, astronomy, automotive, biotechnology, communications, energy, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications.

Molex solves complex optical challenges for the world's innovators by anticipating and delivering what our customers need most. From a globally integrated approach to seamless collaboration, we bring expertise and innovation together to help bring your product vision to reality. Our team works closely with yours to deliver the results for your specific application needs by leveraging our heritage of innovation, industry expertise and superior quality.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported


  • Capillary Electrophoresis, CE

  • Cytometry

  • Gas Chromatography, GC

  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, HPLC

  • Lab-on-a-chip

  • Liquid Chromatography, LC

  • nano-Liquid Chromatography, nano-LC

  • Spectroscopy, Ultra Violet to Mid-Range Infrared

Markets Served

Molex capillary tubing, optical fibers, fiber optic assemblies, fiber and tubing arrays, and bundles are commonly used in the analytical sciences, in addition to pharmaceutical, environmental, and petrochemical analysis, genomics, proteomics, neurology, clinical instrumentation, and a wide variety of related technologies. Typical applications include research, process monitoring and control, quality monitoring and control, forensics, package leak testing, drug delivery, and DNA fragment analysis (HID), in addition to unique applications requiring precision drawn capillary.

Major Products/Services

Advances in chromatography research and analysis have been aided by proprietary improvements to the properties of Molex synthetic fused capillary tubing and techniques for handling, cutting, cleaving, and laser machining. Molex manufactures Polymicro Technologies high-strength, high-temperature, flexible fused silica capillary tubing; square capillary tubing; windowed capillary tubes; UV transparent coating; precision cleaved-to-length tubing; multi-lumen tubing; multimode, step-index fused silica optical fiber with polyimide, silicone, acrylate and fluoropolymer buffers; solarization resistant optical fiber for deep UV; broad spectrum fiber; IR waveguides; fiber optic cables and assemblies; silica and quartz base materials; and micro-components including laser machined fiber tips, telecommunications ferrules and sleeves and Inner Lok(tm) unions and Y-splitters for GC. New innovations include VS Tight-Tolerance capillary, nano-Capillary, and fiber bundles.


Polymicro Technologies products are manufactured at Molex's facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. The state-of-the art facility is ISO 9001, 13485, and 14001 certified and features a glass laboratory, multiple draw towers, sophisticated testing and laser machining capabilities. We offer large and custom orders, in addition to select, pre-packaged Polymicro Technologies capillary tubing and optical fibers for smaller orders. Please contact us at to initiate a quote or request a copy of the Polymicro Technologies solution handbook.


18019 N 25th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85023


(602) 375-4100


(630) 813-9995