Capital HPLC


Capital HPLC was founded in Edinburgh in 1984 by former academic research scientists from the world renowned Wolfson Chromatography Unit at the University of Edinburgh. Shortly after its conception the company became established as a quality supplier of packed HPLC columns and accessories, with a reputation for quality and service which is second to none.

 The company’s position in the market was strengthened further in the late eighties by its introduction of the world’s first fingertight ferruless cartridge system (UCC) which has been highly commended by chromatographers world-wide. This cartridge system which incorporates a unique colour coding scheme has been successful beyond all expectations.


 Company Philosophy

Capital HPLC’s philosophy has always been one of both quality and choice. Quality is considered to be of paramount importance, with each column going through a most stringent quality control procedure before dispatch. Capital HPLC also believe in the importance of providing their customers with the widest possible range of packing materials (from Adsorbosphere through to Zorbax), all of which can be supplied in cartridge and column formats from preparative down to narrow bore.


Reasearch Activities

Research Activities

Capital HPLC has never abandoned its academic origins and strives to remain at the  forefront of developments in separation science. The company therefore has a strong  and dynamic research group which is particularly active in capillary LC, electrochromatography and the development of new chiral stationary phases. Over the last five years the company has won several British government innovation awards for their R & D efforts.

HPLC Columns

Capital HPLC offer one of the widest selection of HPLC columns currently available on the market.  We provide high quality HPLC columns in conventional formats, the convenient Capital UCC cartridge format and Capital's new stylish format.

This new catalogue also includes a full range of chiral HPLC columns for enantiomeric separations.

CE and CEC Products and Accessories

Capital HPLC, through our new division, Electrokinetic Technologies can offer a wide range of unique products for capillary electrophoresis and capillary electrochromatography.  The  products on offer include specially coated capillaries, packed columns for CEC,  CE reagents including numerous cyclodextrins and many other accessories.

LC and GC Accessories

Capital HPLC now offer a comprehensive range of accessories for LC equipment such as injection valves, deuterium lamps etc.. We also have a new range of GC products.


Packing / Repacking Service

We also offer a column packing and repacking service. The column packing service  involves the customer sending the bulk packing material for us to pack into a column of their choice.  Indeed, the column may also be supplied by the customer. Prices for this service will be given on application.

A repacking service is available to customers who send their old used columns to us.  We will restore the column to its original working capacity for a 15% discount (10% for cartridges) against our list price.


Capital On the Internet

Capital on the Internet

Althougth this catalogue is fully up to date at the time of going to press, we are constantly updating our products and introducing new products generated by our research efforts. An easy way to keep up with new developments is to consult our internet site, which is immediately updated whenever new products are introduced.

It is possible to obtain the latest product information, check our current prices, directly contact by e- mail our technical support team and even place orders directly on line.

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Any column supplied by Capital HPLC must pass a rigorous quality control procedure. All columns are individually packed and tested for plate number, back pressure and peak asymmetry in our ISO9002 compliant laboratory, and only when these meet and exceed our target specifications can the column

be released for shipment.

Column test data are evaluated by computerised workstations which determine peak widths and peak asymmetry to a high degree of precision. Each column is supplied with a test certificate, including a copy of the test chromatogram, and a sample test mixture, so that the user can check his or her installation procedure.