In 2011 Palintest and Wagtech joined forces to help improve WASH communities worldwide. Since then our Wagtech kits have been developed to make testing even quicker and simpler for users helping to safeguard water for everyone every day.
Palintest has a history of innovation that dates back to the 1800s, the breakthrough moment came in the 1950s when Dr Palin pioneered the DPD method for field analysis of free and total chlorine. This was adopted across the world, making testing accessible for all communities. To this day Dr Palin’s method continues to be the foundations of the water testing industry. To honour this work and Dr Palin’s contribution, our business was renamed Palintest in 1989.
Wagtech has long been an established name in the development sector, providing portable water test kits to determine the safety of drinking water sources on-site. Most often working in remote locations away from laboratories; these kits were a lifeline for communities who wanted to determine water quality quickly and easily.
For many years, Palintest and Wagtech were in partnership; with Palintest providing components for the testing kits, including photometers, comparators and reagents, including DPD.
In 2011, the Palintest and Wagtech families officially joined forces as Wagtech became a brand of Palintest. This enabled the Wagtech kits to benefit from Palintest’s wider expertise in the water testing industry.
Over the coming years, the kits were developed to make testing even quicker and easier for users. The team worked closely with end users to adapt the kits to the growing needs of the WASH sector. These redesigned kits offered users more choice in selecting a kit that meets their specific requirements, with a standard rivalling that of a fully developed laboratory. To view our Wagtech Kits click here.
Palintest is proud to have a long and established relationship in the humanitarian and development sector. With our experienced and dedicated logistics team, we can ensure ensures our life-saving equipment can make it to even the most challenging environments. Please contact our team below to find out more about the support we offer.
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