Key market trends and growth drivers
The market for clean water testing is growing throughout the world as more of the world’s population seeks access to clean water and water regulations tighten. It is estimated that the market for water analysis consumables is growing between 5% and 6% per annum.
Our niche positions
The Group has a particular expertise in the development and manufacture of laboratory based equipment for testing the inorganic contaminants in water. It manufactures equipment, develops testing methodologies and supplies equipment consumables. It also develops functionalised porous plastics used for a variety of filtration applications in the bioscience market.
Our competitive advantage
The Group’s water analysis business benefits from design protections on its equipment, its broad range of approved methods and a large and loyal customer base. Its porous plastics are protected by intellectual property and related patents.
Our recent new products
The Group continues to broaden its range of water analysis equipment with upgrades to its QuAAtro range and new AQ models, more methods introduced to its new AA1 machine and a range of block digesters from its recent acquisitions. Its functionalised porous plastics now include a range licensed to Thermo Fisher and a novel patented epigenetics product, Chromatrap™.