New Phenomenex GC Seal is Stable at High Temperatures and Easy to Install

Torrance, CA (March 3, 2011) –– Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces Easy Seal, an advanced seal for GC columns that addresses common problems with installation and reliability. The new accessory is constructed of a proprietary gold-plated alloy that is softer than widely used stainless steel and can be installed without extraordinary pressure. GC inlets are sometimes bent in the process of installing hard stainless steel seals, but using insufficient force can result in leaks. Easy Seal is also rugged enough to perform at high temperatures and remain stable – a challenge for seals with polymer ring-inlaid surfaces.

"Thorough sealing at the inlet base is an acknowledged problem in the GC industry,” commented Kory Kelly, brand manager for Phenomenex. “Our new Easy Seal resolves the issue by requiring less force to make a leak-free connection without compromising the range of temperatures at which it operates effectively.”

Easy Seal is compatible with all Agilent GC instruments.

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to disease diagnosis, food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography solutions accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. For more information on Phenomenex, visit www.phenomenex.com.

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