Palintest has a long history as chemistry experts dating back over 100 years. The prominence of the business grew in the 1950s, as Dr Palin pioneered the DPD method for field analysis of free and total chlorine.
This was adopted across the world, with testing made accessible for all communities. Since then Palintest has continued Dr Palin’s philosophy, pushing the boundaries to make water testing accessible for everyone.
Wagtech has long been an established name in the development sector, providing portable test kits designed 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, to develop the kits and broadening the reach of Wagtech to enable more people to test water quality worldwide
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 depends in 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 fully developed laboratory.
Designed for routine testing in the field, the Wagtech™ Potakit includes a combination of visual and digital test instruments that offer an affordable and accurate testing solution.
Widely used by organisations involved in large-scale emergencies, the Potatest+ is a lightweight microbiological test kit offering low-cost, rapid response testing of basic water quality parameters.
24th May 2019
Our team have compiled a list of their top tips to help ensure you get the best out of your Palintest equipment.
18th April 2019
The final kit in our Wagtech series and we left the most advanced until last. The Potalab Advanced Portable Water Quality Laboratory is a self-contained and complete solution for drinking water quality assurance, in a single kit.