We are pleased to announce the 25th year anniversary for Separation Methods Technologies (SMT) in service to the scientific community. Two and a half decades ago, SMT was founded on the principle of providing chromatographers with the best LC columns and bulk packing materials for various separation chemistries, ranging from analytical to process scale. During this period, we have enjoyed rapid growth and acceptance of our column packing materials, specialty columns as well as our unique solutions for treatment of glass and optical fibers. We have substantially expanded our product line, service capability and technical support to meet the growing needs of our customers world-wide.
Our growth has been undoubtedly driven by the confidence in SMT’s expertise and the uniqueness of our bonding techniques that our company has brought into the chromatographic world. Much of the examples laid by SMT in bonding chemistries has forced many competitors to go back to their drawing tables and work on better ways of chemical bonding on substrates. As a result of these efforts, the chromatographic world has enjoyed tremendous growth in column stability over these past years!
We shall continue to work on keeping your trust in our products and delivering the highest quality of technical support. Remember, our goal since 1993, is to provide you with only the best separation alternatives; we hope to serve you for many years to come! For those of you new to SMT, we would like to highlight a few aspects of our business approach that exemplifies us from our competitors:
Innovation: For over 25 years, SMT has repeatedly led the industry to new standards of measuring performance expected of capillary, UHPLC, HPLC and LPLC columns as well as the column packing materials. Our Total Coverage bonding scheme has forced many competitors to come up with all kinds of new products that fail to surpass the performance of SMT products. This is exactly why experts in chromatography turn to SMT for solutions to their toughest separation issues.
Reproducibility: We are an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), therefore, we have a complete control over quality and ensuring reproducibility of your chromatography methods. As an OEM, we utilize proven procedures at every stage of manufacturing to guarantee consistency in our silica purity, pore size, particle size, as well as chemical bonding.
Reliability: SMT’s policy has been to never change any product that has an existing customer base; however, when improvements are made, an entirely new SMT product line is introduced. Thus, a method developed on any of our products can be retained forever.
Product Range: We have introduced over 100 stationary phases that have resulted in over 8,000 products for capillary, UHPLC, HPLC, MPLC and LPLC. We offer you products that will match or exceed your expectation of high performance with virtually any HPLC application, from small molecules to large proteins, at microbore separation or production scale.
Technical Support: Our technical support representatives bring years of experience directly to your laboratory, significantly reducing cost of method development.
Worldwide Capability: SMT has a worldwide distribution network with products available all over North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. SMT delivers the same high-quality products throughout the world.
We are constantly expanding our product line and would appreciate your comments and suggestions. Please feel free at any time to suggest how we can improve our products or technical support to meet your needs. You may call or email us directly; we will be delighted to hear from you. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support and confidence in SMT.