Palintest has a long history in chemical and water analysis, with origins dating back to the 1800s. Originally as Wilkinson and Simpson, the business was involved in chemical manufacturing and the pharmaceutical wholesale business until the 1950s.
The breakthrough for the company as we know it today came in the mid-1900s when Dr Thomas Palin joined the business. A water scientist and chemist, Dr Palin pioneered the work of breakpoint chlorination for water and the invention of the DPD method for determination of chlorine.
Groundbreaking at the time of its inception, Dr Palin’s method was adopted worldwide and continues to be the standard method of chlorine determination throughout the world.
Following this work, Dr Palin continued to work within the business, working with the team to develop a range of tests to make water analysis simple and accessible for everyone. Palintest now manufactures hundreds of reagent test methods, testing for the full range of water quality parameters.
In 1983, Wilkinson and Simpson was acquired by Halma plc, who recognised the impact of their technologies for improving water safety standards for people around the world. Then in 1989, Wilkinson and Simpson was renamed Palintest in honour of Dr Palin’s groundbreaking work.
This year celebrating 30 years of being known as Palintest, the company continues to go from strength to strength, continually working on water analysis technologies which help to safeguard water for everyone, every day.
10th January 2022
From 25 –27 January, Palintest is exhibiting at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Come and visit our booth BC10122 and meet our Technical Specialist Mandy Hird and Application Scientist Kaitlin Turner.
11th November 2021
On Monday 15th November – Wednesday 17th November our Senior Regional Sales Manager Bryony Vaughan and Regional Sales Manager Iain McCulloch will be exhibiting in person at ArabLab 2021 in Dubai. Come and see us in hall 4, stand 114-116.
11th November 2021
Our regional sales manager Iain McCulloch and technical support specialist Jessica McKenna recently attended the RedR/ Cranfield University borehole drilling course, a 4-day course giving students hands on experience of well siting, drilling programmes and water quality testing.