Category Archives: chromatography

Teaching thin Layer Chromatography at Elon University

One of the great things about trade shows and conferences is connecting with educators and find out how they are using chromatography in the classroom.

At the NAOSMM conference we were thrilled to talk with Paul Weller, Science Laboratory Manager at Elon University’s Department of Chemistry.

In this video, Weller explains how he uses Thin Layer Chromatography in the classroom.

Preparing for NAOSMM 2010 in Norfolk, VA

We’re just days away from the 2010 NAOSMM Conference in Norfolk, Virginia.NAOSMM 2009

Last year’s conference in Idaho was phenomenal – we made several new friends and strengthened numerous bonds.

If you are coming to this year’s NAOSMM conference in Norfolk, please come by BOOTH 51 to say “Hi” and let us know if there’s anything we can do to help in your chromatography needs.

If you are not able to join us in Virginia, please check back here for updates and/or follow us on Twitter.

Common Questions and Answers

We get several great questions whenever we go out to trade shows – we figured now would be a good time to post some of those questions and our answers:
Q: Have you really been manufacturing Thin Layer Chromatography plates and equipment longer than anyone else in the world?


A: Yes, we’ve been doing this since 1961 – next year we celebrate 50 years of supplying the world with high-quality Chromatography products.
Q: What’s so special about your Chromatography supplies?
A: Glad you asked! We offer the following:
  • Glass-Backed, Pre-Scored plates
  • Aluminum-backed layers
  • Plastic-Backed layers
  • Florescent Indicators
  • Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) SPICE Cartridges
  • Bulk Absorbents
  • HPLC columns 
Q: We noticed that you have very colorful HPLC Columns, is there anything else we should know about them?color HPLC columns
A: Yes, besides the practical aspect of knowing which packing 

color columns

material you have inside a column based on the color outside, our HPLC columns utilize proprietary bonding technologies from Separation Methods Technologies that result in bonded phase coverage approaching 100%.
Q: Tell us more about the Cyclograph – can it really separate up to 4 grams of sample in 20 minutes? and can we see a demonstration of how it works?
A: Excellent question! The CycloGraph system is a centrifugally accelerated device for performing preparative thin layer radial separations. The separations occur quickly (normally within 20 minutes) with no need for scraping separated bands as with traditional Thin Layer Chromatography. Here’s a video demonstration, and you can click here for more information.

Q: Can we order your products direct or can we go through a distributor?
A: Yes, you can order directly from us or you can work with any of our distributors (we work with several – all around the world) – click here for more information.

The Forensics Specialist for the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office

It’s always great when someone comes up to your booth at an event like Pittcon and says they’ve been using your product successfully for 15 years – it’s even better when that person is Nancy Ludwigsen, Forensics Specialist with the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office.

Nancy was kind enough to talk with us about her work and some of the features she likes about our Thin Layer Chromatography plates.