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.
15th November 2022
In summer, Product Manager for our Wagtech product range, Shaurya Sheoran, visited a WaterAid field site in India to discuss the current challenges on water quality faced by rural parts of India and how our kits are helping them achieve their mission of providing safe drinking water.
31st October 2022
Last month Product Manager for our Wagtech range Shaurya Sheoran and Technical Support Specialist Jessica McKenna provided some water quality training sessions as part of the RedR/ Cranfield University borehole drilling course. The event is a week-long training course covering well siting, drilling supervision and water quality sampling.
31st October 2022
Last month we closed our offices globally for one day to allow our employees some well-deserved rest. Our designated wellbeing day took place on 7th October 2022 and was day off work for all Palintest employees to relax and recharge in whatever way they felt appropriate. We have received some great stories of how our employees chose to spend this extra time away from the business to relax and focus on their physical, mental, and emotional state.