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  Markes’ Outstanding Export Success Recognised with UK Trade Award

outstanding success in exporting scientificMarkes International’s outstanding success in exporting scientific instrumentation has been rewarded with an accolade from the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT). The Board of Trade Awards, which are nominated and selected by the DIT, were this year awarded to eight Welsh businesses showing exceptional innovation, delivering prosperity to their local communities, and championing free trade...

 

  Workshop – Recent Advances in VOC and SVOC Analysis

markes internationalJoin us for the day on 4 December 2018 at Schauenburg Analytics, Offenbach am Main, Germany, for a free-to-attend workshop, and learn about the recent advances in VOC and SVOC sampling and analysis for GC–MS. You’ll also have an opportunity to have a look around the laboratory and get hands-on with the instrumentation. What you'll learn...

 

  Global leader in analytical sciences opens new premises in Germany

Schauenburg Analytics, parent company of Markes International and SepSolve Analytical, is set to officially open new state-of-the-art laboratories and training facilities in Offenbach am Main, Germany, on 18 September 2018. Both Markes International and SepSolve Analytical are undergoing rapid expansion, with Markes manufacturing instrumentation for thermal desorption and related sampling techniques....

 

  New sample preparation and concentration platform marks a major advance in automation of GC–MS workflows

Centri®, a fully automated multi-mode sampling and concentration platform for GC–MS.Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the launch of Centri®, a fully automated multi-mode sampling and concentration platform for GC–MS. The new instrument, which was launched at Analytica 2018, builds on Markes’ 20 years of excellence and leadership in the analysis of trace organic chemicals. Centri uses marketing-leading robotics to reliably automate sampling and pre-concentration of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) through the following sample introduction modes....

 

  Markes International Opens new Chinese Subsidiary in Shanghai

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK), the world leader in thermal desorption technology, has announced the opening of a new Chinese subsidiary.

Lili TangThe new operation will support Markes’ existing network of Chinese distributors and sales agents, and will be spearheaded by a recently-appointed General Manager, Lili Tang. Speaking about Markes’ new operation in China, Managing Director Tim Hawkins said....

 

  Markes has Patent Approved for Tandem Ionisation

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that its US patent (US 15/231,383) for Tandem Ionisation® has been approved.

markesTandem Ionisation is the latest extension of the company’s patented Select-eV® technology (US Patent Number 9,524,858). Select-eV is the technology enabling acquisition of both reference-quality 70 eV spectra and repeatable ‘soft-ionisation’ spectra without the loss in sensitivity....

 

  Air Monitoring Equipment Endorsed by the Chinese Government

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that its automated air-monitoring systems for both canister and tube sampling have been officially endorsed by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.

markesThis cements their long-standing reputation as high-performance, well-designed and cost-effective technologies for the analysis of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs). The endorsed technologies, which are based on the company’s UNITY-xr, CIA Advantage and TD100-xr instruments....

 

  Scientific Instruments Win Prestigious European Product Design Award

The newly re-designed ‘xr’ series thermal desorption (TD) products from Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) have recently been awarded a European Product Design Award.

ZR seriesThese awards honour the best in the product design globally, which have the goal of advancing the appreciation of design worldwide. The ‘xr’ series products were designed in collaboration with Sanders Design Associates Ltd (Cardiff, UK) and awarded Silver in the category of Industrial & Life Science Design....

 

  New products for thermal desorption – Markes releases new catalogue

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the release of a new edition of its "Thermal desorption tubes, accessories and spares" catalogue, containing the latest information on its product range.

Image 24-03-2017 at 12.02.jpgThe 2017/2018 edition of the ever-popular catalogue contains everything needed by the TD analyst to ensure successful VOC and SVOC monitoring, from sorbent tubes and starter kits to sampling accessories and instrument spares.

 

  Markes International Enhances its Suite of Thermal Desorption Products with New Sorptive Extraction Technology

Markes International has announced the launch of a new technology for high-capacity sorptive extraction of organic chemicals from liquids and solids.

new HiSorb product rangeThe new HiSorb product range includes probes and accessories that sorptively extract volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) for analysis by thermal desorption (TD)–GC–MS. They can be used for both immersive extraction from liquids, or headspace sampling from solids. “HiSorb will especially appeal to existing TD users looking to extend their capabilities”, says HiSorb Product Manager Dr Lara Kelly...

 

  Tandem Ionisation for Mass Spectrometry speeds up full sample characterisation

Tandem Ionisation® allows both soft and classical electron ionisation mass spectra to be acquired simultaneously across an entire GC or GC×GC run.

BenchTOF brochure This provides analysts the capability to acquire both soft EI spectra and conventional 70 eV spectra at the same time in an integrated workflow. This means that a single GC or GC×GC run can provide all the information needed to fully characterise a sample for both target compounds and unknowns. Tandem Ionisation, unique to Markes, generates two spectra from a single peak....

 

  Markes launches new ‘xr’ series of thermal desorption instruments

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the launch of a new family of thermal desorption instruments for GC–MS at the Analytica 2016 trade show in Munich, Germany.

ULTRA-UNITY-xrThe new products, which form the ‘xr’ series, incorporate new powerful advances that offer major benefits to analytical laboratories running analyses of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) in air and materials.

 

  Markes Launches New ‘xr’ Series of Thermal Desorption Instruments

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the launch of a new family of thermal desorption instruments for GC–MS

Markes TD100 xr The new products, which form the ‘xr’ series, pre-concentrate organic vapours sampled using sorbent tubes, canisters and on-line air streams, and as well as options for automation, incorporate powerful new advances that extend the capabilities of analytical laboratories analysing volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) in air and materials....

 

  New Paper in Analytical Chemistry: Select-eV Unravels the Composition of Complex Motor Oils

Researchers at Birmingham University have used Markes’ BenchTOF-Select time-of-flight mass spectrometer in combination with two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) to improve the separation and identification of hydrocarbons in motor oil. 

markes internationalThe paper, entitled ‘Using variable ionisation energy time-of-flight mass spectrometry with comprehensive GC×GC to identify isomeric species’, shows how spectra acquired at 14 eV on BenchTOF-Select can be used to positively identify isomers from the previously unresolved complex mixture (UCM) in these samples. The paper is the first literature citation of Markes’ new Select-eV technology, which uses revolutionary...

 

  Markes International Launches New Sorbent Tube for Hazardous Air Pollutants

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has released a new sorbent tube dedicated to the reliable analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air.

markes internationalThe new ‘PAH tube’ is the outcome of a detailed optimisation process for the analysis of these highly challenging analytes, which are subject to very low limit levels worldwide because of their carcinogenic properties. Ilaria Ferrante, Markes’ Marketing Manager for Consumable Products, explains the need for the new tubes. “Existing solvent-based techniques for analysis of PAHs in air are labour-intensive and prone to loss of analytes...

 

  Pittcon 2016 – Short Course on Air Monitoring, Technical Presentations and Posters from Markes

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that it will be giving a short course on ambient air monitoring at Pittcon 2016 (in Atlanta, Georgia, USA), and present several technical papers, rather than having an exhibition booth on the tradeshow floor.

MarkesThe half-day course, entitled “Ambient air monitoring: What are the right tools for the job?” will take place in the morning of Thursday, March 10th and is aimed at analysts, test laboratories, environmental consultants, regulators, universities and environmental representatives from industry. Registration for the course is via the Pittcon website.The course consists of modules on: Real-world analysis: Test lab perspective...

 

  Microchamber Sampling Accessory for Thermal Desorption – New Brochure Released

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the release of a new brochure describing its Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor™ (µ-CTE™), for sampling volatile and semi-volatile chemicals from materials and foods.

Micro-Chamber-Thermal-Extractor-brochureThe new brochure concisely outlines the operation and functions of the product, which in its regular mode of operation collects chemical vapours released from samples onto sorbent-packed tubes, for analysis by thermal desorption (TD) and gas chromatography (GC). It also describes the three modes of operation of the Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor, which make it applicable to the analysis of bulk samples, for surface emissions...

 

  Markes International Opens Second USA Office

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that it has opened a second office in the USA, near Sacramento, California.

markes internationalThis office will provide more local support to West Coast customers, and following the opening of Markes’ Cincinnati office in 2012, reflects the extent to which the company’s business is growing within the USA. Ken Umbarger, Markes’ VP of Sales & Service for the Americas, said “A large part of our business and potential business is in California, so having a West Coast presence for sales and service means we can assist local customers much...

 

  Lord-Lieutenant Presents Queen’s Award for Enterprise to Markes

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) yesterday celebrated the official presentation of its Queen’s Award for Enterprise from her Majesty’s official representative.

Markes Queens AwardThe company also used the prestigious occasion to officially open a third building at its Llantrisant site. The accolade was formally presented to the company at its Llantrisant headquarters by an official party including the Lord-Lieutenant of Mid-Glamorgan, Mrs Kate Thomas, and the Vice-Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Roy Noble. This follows on from an audience with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace last month, attended by...

 

  Markes International Expands UK Operations

Markes International’s operations at its UK headquarters in Llantrisant, near Cardiff, are set to expand still further with the acquisition of another building.

markes internationalThe new building, which is adjacent to the company’s existing manufacturing facility and Technical Centre, comprises nearly 3000 square feet of office space, which initially will be allocated to the company’s expanding Engineering operations. This news comes as the company looks to further its success in the export market, having won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April. “The new accommodation will not only give us room for growth but will...

 

  Markes International Launches Analytical Chemistry Awareness Campaign

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK), in association with Exterion Media (UK) Ltd, launch a major digital poster campaign to highlight the value of the analytical chemistry industry to society.

markes posterDelivered via digital posters on railway platforms in the UK between London Paddington and Swansea, the campaign ran for 10 days from 29 June, and is part of a drive by Markes to explain to the wider public how its field of science brings substantial benefits to public safety and health. Markes’ Marketing Manager, Dr Gavin Davies, explains the concept in more detail: “Bascially, very few people outside of our highly technical sphere really appreciate the positive role that chemical analysis plays in the...

 

  Thermal Desorption Products now Available from Amazon

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that a comprehensive range of its thermal desorption products is now available via the USA site of online retailer Amazon.

markes internationalBy making its thermal desorption available from Amazon for online purchasing, Markes is complementing its own website’s online shop, and providing its customers with an additional and convenient way to source their Markes products. The products listed include the most popular packed sorbent tubes, as well as storage caps, cold traps, pumps, gas regulators, and instrument spares. Also included are two user-installable instruments...

 

  Markes International releases videos demonstrating its new GC–TOF MS instrument control and data-processing software

Markes International (Llantrisant) has announced the release of a set of six videos explaining the key features of its TOF-DS™ software package.

TOF-DS videosTOF-DS is an intuitive software platform for control and data-processing of Markes’ BenchTOF™ time-of-flight mass spectrometers coupled with coupled with a range of popular gas chromatographs (GCs) and autosamplers. The software has been developed to optimise GC–MS productivity and complement the power and flexibility of BenchTOF instruments. The new videos, available free-to-view, each summarise in just a few minutes a key aspect of TOF-DS, which comes as standard with the BenchTOF-HD™ and BenchTOF-Select™ models.

 

  Markes International Launches Free Soft-EI Spectral Library

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the launch of a new web-based application that will allow users to discover how ‘soft’ electron ionisation technology could benefit their GC–MS application.

Select-eV example The new resource, hosted at www.select-ev.com, will allow anyone to view time-of-flight mass spectra generated using Markes’ Select-eV technology. The library has been launched with the 70 eV and low-eV spectra of over 350 compounds, but will be updated quarterly with curated spectra acquired in Markes’ laboratories, as well as from Select-eV users around the world. Laura McGregor, TOF MS Product Marketing Manager at Markes International...

 

  Markes International Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK), leading manufacturer of analytical thermal desorbers and time-of-flight mass spectrometers, has today had its export success recognised through receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

markesThe accolade, in the International Trade category, was received for demonstrating ‘outstanding achievement’ in overseas earnings, sustained over a period of at least three years. Alun Cole, Managing Director of Markes International, said "It is an honour to be recognised by Her Majesty the Queen for the strength of our export business, and I believe it reflects many years of hard work and dedication from everyone at Markes...

 

  Markes International’s new website set to become a valuable resource for gas chromatographers

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK), a leading innovator and manufacturer of technology for trace organic analysis, has announced the launch of its new website.


Markes new website“With new application-specific content, improved navigation, and an enhanced online shop, we’ve made it much easier for our customers to find what they’re looking for, quickly and easily”, said Dr Gavin Davies, Marketing Manager at Markes. The new website features a range of new content, written by Markes’ specialists, explaining key issues and approaches to using the latest thermal desorption (TD) and mass spectrometry (MS) technologies across multiple gas chromatography (GC) application areas - everything from environmental and petrochem to metabolomics and food analysis....

 

  Markes International shapes the future of GC–MS by launching a new variable-energy electron ionisation technology

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK), a world leader in instrumentation for trace organic analysis, has announced the launch of a variable-energy electron ionisation source technology for GC–MS, Select-eV®.

Ion source 3

By enabling the energy of ionising electrons to be changed, Select-eV breaks new ground in the field of GC–MS. It allows the production of reference-quality electron ionisation mass spectra with conventional full-fragmentation patterns, and repeatable ‘soft-ionisation’ spectra exhibiting reduced fragmentation and an enhanced molecular ion. Previous attempts to develop soft electron ionisation have been compromised by a dramatic drop in sensitivity.....

 

  Markes International GmbH opens in Frankfurt, Germany

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that its worldwide thermal desorption and mass spectrometry business is set to expand into Germany.

Markes GmbH Head Offices
The German Technical Centre (Markes International GmbH) is located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt and features a state-of-the-art laboratory for customer demonstrations and the development of new analytical procedures. There is also a conference room for seminars and customer training, as well as offices to house the company’s German staff. The inauguration of Markes’ new German operation comes soon after the opening of new technical facilities in Llantrisant (near Cardiff, UK) and Cincinnati (Ohio, USA), which have already proved invaluable in allowing the company to accelerate its application development program and showcase its leading-edge analytical...

 

  Markes International prepares for further global expansion by strengthening management team

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK), a specialist manufacturer of innovative analytical instrumentation for trace organic analysis, has announced the appointment of two key new directors to strengthen its management team.

Markes International Logo

Terry Buckland joins as Sales & Service Director after a successful 20-year career with some of the world’s biggest scientific instrumentation companies, including: Applied Biosciences, Varian and Agilent Technologies. Tim Hawkins, the new Finance Director, joins from the corporate finance team of accountancy giants PricewaterhouseCoopers. Both appointments come after the German family-owned business, Schauenburg International Group, acquired a majority stake in Markes earlier this year...

 

  Markes International launches new low-flow sampling pump for thermal desorption

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the launch of the ACTI-VOC low-flow sampling pump specifically for thermal desorption tubes

ACTI-VOC™ low-flow sampling pumpACTI-VOC is a robust low-flow pump for sampling vapour-phase organic compounds (VOCs) onto sorbent tubes for subsequent analysis by thermal desorption (TD)–GC(MS). Being lightweight, easy-to-use and intrinsically safe, ACTI-VOC is ideal for personal monitoring and a wide range of other air and gas sampling applications. Unlike other personal monitoring pumps on the market, ACTI-VOC is optimised for sampling onto TD tubes, and automatically compensates for different impedances, ensuring constant flow rates whatever the sorbent packing....

 

  New instrument for continuous monitoring of volatile organic compounds in air or gas to be launched at PITTCON 2013

Markes International, a world leader in thermal desorption (TD) technology and innovation, has announced that it will be launching a cutting-edge new instrument, the TT24-7 Series 2, at PITTCON 2013

Markes TT24-7Designed for the continuous monitoring of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) in air or gas, the TT24-7 Series 2 offers analytical chemists a robust yet high-performance analytical tool for near-real-time (NRT) unattended monitoring of trace contaminants in air or gas.  The wide range of challenging air monitoring applications includes atmospheric chemistry research, continuous monitoring of controlled industrial environments, counter-terrorism (NRT detection of chemical warfare agents) and continuous monitoring of changing odour profiles...

 

  Business as usual for Markes International as Schauenburg International acquires a majority share

Markes International has announced that Schauenburg International Group has acquired the majority of its shares

Markes InternationalThis step was taken to enhance the next stage of the company’s growth and help assure the long-term future of Markes as an independent company. At the same time it strengthens Schauenburg’s position in the air monitoring field and strategically positions the group to take advantage of a high growth sector of the analytical instrument business...

 

  New catalogue for thermal desorption accessories and consumables launched

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced the release of a new catalogue featuring the company’s extensive range of accessories, spares and consumables for thermal desorption

new catalogueWith a comprehensive index and colour-coded sections for quick reference, the new catalogue includes a wealth of advice on thermal desorption, making it a valuable technical resource for the analyst. With over 500 individual items, the catalogue highlights products across the entire portfolio, from sorbent tubes and canisters to instrument spares and software...

 

  Food safety and quality all wrapped up

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) has teamed-up with Cardiff University (Wales, UK) and 12 partner organisations from across Europe to undertake a pioneering research project which is set to improve the safety and quality of pre-packed fruit and vegetables

Markes InternationalThe €4m ‘QUAFETY’ initiative, which is co-funded by the European Commission through the 7th Framework Program, aims to improve the safety and quality of ready-to-eat fresh produce by working with the industry to develop new predictive and probabilistic models and decision making tools.

 

  Cheese aromas pinpointed by innovative technique Markes International Food scientists working in the dairy industry are set to benefit from the development of a powerful new technique for analysing the aroma profile of cheese. The innovative method, which uses technology developed by Markes International to analyse vapours emitted by a sample, will enable analysts to identify the specific chemical compounds released by different cheeses, even when they are present at trace levels and have low odour thresholds...

 

  Analytical chemistry community to benefit from expansion of Markes International Markes team photoMarkes International's worldwide thermal desorption and mass spectrometry business is set to expand, bringing benefits for analysts monitoring trace organic chemicals in air, gas and materials. New premises are being opened in Llantrisant (near Cardiff, UK) and Cincinnati (Ohio, USA), with a focus of operations being customer support and the development of new analytical solutions...

 

  Markes International launches a new instrument for the automated VOC analysis of air and gas in canisters CIA AdvantageMarkes International Ltd has announced the launch of a new instrument, the CIA AdvantageTM, designed for the VOC analysis of air and gas sampled using canisters.  The CIA Advantage will be an invaluable tool for analytical chemists who measure VOCs in air samples using canisters. It is particularly well-suited to those using US EPA Method TO-15 and other methods involving an extended range of pollutants. The CIA Advantage offers scope for improving work-flow productivity and flexibility, and this, coupled with the additional functionality of sorbent tube analysis, makes it a unique instrument in its field...

 

  New ASTM micro-scale chamber standard will speed up chemical emission screening for manufacturers of materials and products used indoors Markes InternationalAn important new ASTM standard has been published: D7706-11: Standard practice for rapid screening of VOC emissions from products using micro-scale chambers. D7706 will benefit both manufacturing industry (e.g. QC and R&D labs) and accredited third-party test laboratories by providing a fast and low-cost approach to screening chemical emissions from materials...

 

  Markes International to preview CIA Advantage for the VOC analysis of air sampled using canisters at PittCon 2011 Markes CIA AdvantageMarkes International (Llantrisant, UK) has announced that it will preview a new thermal desorption instrument, the CIA AdvantageTM, at PittCon 2011. The CIA Advantage will be an invaluable tool for analytical chemists who measure VOCs in air samples using canisters, such as US EPA Method TO-15 and other methods involving an extended range of such pollutants, and who want increased work-flow productivity and flexibility. This, coupled with the additional functionality of sorbent tube analysis, will make the CIA Advantage a unique instrument in its field...

 

  ALMSCO International to Showcase TargetView Software for Improved Analysis of Target Compounds in Complex GC/MS Data at PITTCON 2011 (Booth 1322, 1323) TargetView brochure ALMSCO will demonstrate its recently launched TargetViewTM software package at PITTCON 2011. The innovative software has been designed to automate and improve detection and measurement of multiple target chemicals in complex GC/MS data sets. The software will benefit GC/MS users in a range of important fields, including environmental monitoring, food/flavour/fragrance profiling, forensic science and testing chemical emissions from consumer goods...

 

  ALMSCO International Launches TargetView Software for Faster, Simpler and More Accurate Analysis of Target Compounds in Complex GC/MS Data ALMSCO International Launches TargetView Software for Faster, Simpler and More Accurate Analysis of Target Compounds in Complex GC/MS DataALMSCO International, a division of Markes International Ltd., today announces the launch of its TargetViewTM Software package, which has been designed to automate and improve detection and measurement of multiple target chemicals in complex GC/MS data sets. The software will benefit GC/MS users in a range of important fields, including environmental monitoring, food/flavour/fragrance profiling, forensic science and testing chemical emissions from consumer goods

 

  ALMSCO International Demonstrates Precise and Reliable Analysis of Crude Oil Extracts with BenchTOF-dx ALMSCO International today announced a state-of-the-art solution for the characterisation of crude oils over traditional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) techniques. The BenchTOF-dx harnesses the power of comprehensive two-dimensional GC (GCxGC) combined with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) and is capable of producing classical electron impact ionization (EI) spectra.

 

  Markes International to Showcase Leading Thermal Desorption Technology at PITTCON 2010 Specialist analytical thermal desorption instrumentation manufacturer Markes International Ltd announces that it will demonstrate its market-leading systems for thermal desorption (TD) at PITTCON 2010.

 

  Markes International Launches Micro-Chamber / Thermal Extractor for Quality Control of Chemical Emissions Specialist analytical thermal desorption instrumentation manufacturer Markes International Ltd. has announced the launch of a new higher temperature and larger capacity version of its popular Micro-Chamber / Thermal Extractor™ (μ-CTE™) for the measurement of (semi-) volatile organic compounds (SVOC) such as formaldehyde from materials.

 

  Markes International Launches New Thermal Desorption Instrument for VOC and SVOC analysis Specialist analytical thermal desorption instrumentation manufacturer Markes International Ltd has announced the launch of its new thermal desorption (TD) instrument for gas chromatography (GC). The new TD-100™ is the latest in a line of innovative and technologically advanced thermal desorption systems from the company