Polymicro Technologies, A Subsidiary of Molex


Special Issues

LCGC SupplementsSpecial Issues-12-01-2014
Volume 32
Issue 12

Company Description

A global leader in capillary tubing and specialty optical fibers for chromatography, Molex designs and manufactures a large portion of capillary tubing and multimode step-index fibers used throughout the world. The company's extensive portfolio of Polymicro Technologies™ products serves applications in aerospace and defense, analytical, astronomy, automotive, biotechnology, communications, energy, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications. Providing more than connectors, Molex Incorporated delivers complete solutions for the data networking, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, scientific, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting industries. Established in 1938, the company now operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported


  • GC

  • CE

  • LC, HPLC, and nano LC

  • Lab-on-a-chip

  • Spectroscopy, UV to mid-IR

  • Cytometry

Markets Served

Polymicro Technologies capillary tubing, optical fibers, fiber optic assemblies, and fiber and tubing arrays 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, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and environmental analysis, and DNA sequencing, in addition to unique applications requiring precision micro-bore capillary.

Major Products/Services

Advances in chromatographic analysis have been aided by proprietary improvements to the properties of Polymicro Technologies synthetic fused capillary tubing and techniques for handling, cutting, cleaving, and laser machining. Molex manufactures Polymicro high-strength, high-temperature, flexible fused-silica capillary tubing; light-guiding capillary; flow cells; square capillary tubing; windowed capillary tubes; UV transparent capillary; 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 rods; precision cleaved-to-length tubing; multi-lumen tubing; and micro-components including laser machined fiber tips, telecommunications ferrules and sleeves, and cleaved capillary tubing.


Polymicro Technologies products are manufactured at the Molex facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The state-of-the art facility is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified and features a glass laboratory, 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 polymicrosales@molex.com for your copy of our Polymicro Technologies solution handbook.

Polymicro Technologies, a Subsidiary of Molex
18019 N 25th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85023

(602) 375-4100

(602) 813-0012

WEB SITEwww.molex.com/polymicro