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IQ honored as Best Precision Fused Silica Component Manufacturer (2016) August 19 2016

  InnovaQuartz pioneered the use of carbon dioxide lasers for manipulating and machining fused quartz and fused silica glasses under computer control and microscopic imaging way back in 1991 when our founder, Stephen Griffin, gambled that his ideas would actually work and built the first laser system in his 80 square foot laundry room. Our first sale was 6 months after the first dollar was spent and we sold more...

Repairing a Column with a Press2Fit™ Union August 13 2014

  Purpose: Provide step-by-step instructions for best practices in capillary column repair Theory:         GC capillary columns sometimes break on the column cage. While most of the causes of such    failures are relatively benign, some may portent coming disaster (see #6 in “How to Properly Cut Capillary Columns”) and improper repair of a capillary column break can convert a benign failure into a catastrophic failure.             Benign sources of failure are...

Why do GC Capillary Connections Leak? August 01 2014

The 3 Leading Causes of Column Leaks Among some chromatographers, capillary connections using press fit connectors have a reputation for leaking. Where there was a time when this was true, that time has past. InnovaQuartz collected and studied leaks from the field for a period of three years; 28 of the leaks were in our own products (of over 1,000,000 sold in that same period) and most of those were...
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