Laboratory Supplies

The Group designs and manufactures a range of equipment for use in laboratories.

Its Seal Analytical business is a global leader in the manufacture of laboratory based equipment for testing the inorganic contaminents in water. The Group also produces a broad range of laboratory microplates for storage and experimentation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.

Our Market Position

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.

Case Study

Growing worldwide populations and regulatory requirements for clean water

Seal is a market leading supplier of equipment and consumables for the detection of inorganic contamination in water, a well defined niche market that is expected to continue to grow as water quality standards improve across the world.

Opportunities for Growth
  • Water scarcity and cleanliness.
  • Increasing the installed base of instruments.
  • Broadening the portfolio of products and methods.

Key facts and figures

It is estimated that the market for water analysis consumables is growing between 5% and 6% per annum2014:20% Approximate share of Group sales

Regulatory News

Additional Listing

22 Jun 2017

Trading Update

05 Jun 2017

AGM resolutions

11 Apr 2017

Financial Calendar

Half year 2017 results announcement

27 Jun 2017

Ex-dividend date

27 Jul 2017

Record date for dividend

28 Jul 2017