Company Milestones

2020 ... wait for the latest developments
2019 PSS add Dextran ReadyCals to the ReadyCal family enabling faster calibration for users of aqueous GPC/SEC, the new WinGPC Data Safe offers enhanced data integrity
2018 PSS and Thermo Fisher Scientific create an native WinGPC-Chromeleon CDS data connector to enable Chromeleon CDS users to process GPC/SEC data in WinGPC Data Evaluation.
2017 (Bio)SECcurity² was introduced as successor of the (Bio)SECcurity product line. The first standardized classroom-style IPC trainings were held in Mainz and Amherst.
2016 The successful Educational Webinar Series covered several topics and included an interactive self test. New 2D Solutions facilitate the learning process for beginners.
2015 PSS produced the first Pullulan ReadyCals to speed up calibration.
2014 PSS opened the ways for user-friendly 2-dimensional chromatography with the introduction of the 2D Polymer Analyzer. The development of the µRI detector with the smallest cell volume on the market allows to operate PSS micro columns with ideally matching equipment. The PSS Column Selection App supports GPC/SEC users to find the ideal column for their application.
2013 PSS PolarSil columns allow now separations in polar organic solvents with high resolution while NOVEMA Max replaced the PSS NOVEMA material and has an even wider applicatility for all polycations.
2012 BioSECcurity, a GPC/SEC system with all detection options for the analysis under harsh conditions was introduced at Analytica and Pittcon.
2011 The release of WinGPC UniChrom with the ChromPilot instrument control for > 200 LC modules and the Mass Spectrometry software module was a new milestone for macromolecular analysis with LC.
2010 25 years PSS was celebrated with our partners and customers. New services have been developed for industries that need compliant GPC. The PSS IQ/OQ services now allow qualification under GPC/SEC condiditions
2009 PSS expands its HT-GPC service analysis capabilities and offers detailed analysis of composition, short chain and long chain branching for poly(olefins) using IR detection. 
2008 PSS and Tosoh Bioscience start a cooperation to promote and distribute the EcoSEC semi-micro GPC instrument in the European market. 
2007 PSS introduces standards for membrane characterization and launches a totally revamped new Website.
2006 PSS introduces EasyValid, the first dedicated GPC/SEC validation kit, that offers a quick and easy system suitability test independent on instrument brand.
PSS offers a internet publication database for the NetCommunity members. The column application database allows users to search for optimum GPC/SEC analysis conditions.
2005 PSS celebrates its 20th anniversary with several activities, including a mini symposium at the BPS 2005 with well known scientists.
PSS introduces PROTEEMA columns for protein analysis with highest resolution.
2004 PSS expands the contract analysis labs and offers dedicated additive analysis. The high temperature GPC capacity was doubled to ensure timely analysis in all fields of characterization.
2003 PSS introduces WinGPC Unity, the first Macromolecular Chromatography Data system (MCDS) that supports all GPC/SEC methods and all GPC/SEC detectors on the market.
2002 PSS introduces Certified Reference Materials developed and characterized together with the Federal Institute for Material science and testing (BAM).
PSS is introducing the PSS SUPREMA Lux Light scattering GPC columns.
PSS is launching a new data base supported homepage including a direct business shop.
PSS presents a new multi angle laser light scattering detector on Analytica 2002.
2001 PSS is moving. During 2001 PSS was building a new home for the company. In december 2001 PSS finaly moved into the new building. The new facilities enables PSS to improve business as well as customer service and products.
2000 PSS introduces HighSpeed columns: fast high speed GPC with separations in 2 minutes is no longer a dream....
1999 PSS becomes channel partner for Agilent Technologies. 
PSS introduces POLEFIN, new HT GPC Columns for up to 210°C separations.
The PSS Magic Triangle visualizes the different material polarities for a broad range of different solvents/applications.
PSS enlarges the analytical service department.
1998 Sale of flow-tube reactor starts. It allows lab scale continuous synthesis and investigation of fast kinetics; LC-MALDI combinations become a reality with LC Transform 500.
Development of GRAM, new columns material with medium polarity.
PSS gains DIN/EN/ISO 9001 certification.
1997 PSS offers SUPREMA, a new generation of aqueous SEC/GPC/GFC columns allowing separations of samples with Mw up to 100 million g/mol.
PSS introduces ReadyCal standards for ease-of-use in calibration.
1996 PSS focuses on intelligent detector combination techniques; LC combinations with FTIR allow a better understanding of product formulations.
PSS and Lab Connections (Marlborough, USA) start a cooperation.
1995 The PSS-USA office moved to Silver Spring, Maryland; PSS WinGPC software available for all graphical environments; introduction of new 10 000 000 Å GPC columns and Polar Fluoro Gel (PFG) for semi-crystalline polymers. PSS becomes HP Channel Partner for polymer characterization.
1994 PSS opens its US office in Houston, Texas; PSS starts marketing its 2-dimensional chromatography technique with dramatically improved resolution and separation efficiency.
1993 PSS enlarges its facilities to double lab and office space; new PSS Data Station available for WINDOWS and OS/2 platforms.
1992 Launching into particle sizing business offering particle sizing instruments and standards.
1991 Introduction of new PSS GPC Data Station 2000 for conventional, co-polymer and viscometric analysis.
1990 Beginning of highly successful and comprehensive GPC/SEC training schools.
1989 PSS offers turn-key systems for polymer research, process control and quality insurance, GPC/SEC viscometry, GPC/SEC light scattering.

Relocation to own premises in Mainz-Mombach; Introduction of aqueous GPC columns, new polymer standards for aqueous applications, GPC copolymer analysis and contract analysis. PSS gains market leadership (and keeps it until today) in Germany with its polymer standards, custom polymer synthesis, GPC software, GPC method development.

1986 to 1987 Company expands staff and products including tailor-made polymers, organic GPC columns, GPC software.
1985 Trial period for real-life market analysis for polymer standards; business setup at University facilities.
Feb. 1985 PSS founded by 2 PhD students at the Physical Chemistry Department, University of Mainz.



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