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15th June 2018

Croda's trust in Peak continues for over 10 years

Croda have trusted Peak for more than 10 years and continue to do so by using our generators.

Croda is a a global company with its HQ in the United Kingdom. It creates, makes and sells speciality chemicals that delivers real benefits to a range of diverse products including health and beauty, engine lubricants and plastics.

Name: Garry Wilburn

Job title: Lead Analyst

Company: Croda

Location: East Yorkshire, United Kingdom



Precision Hydrogen Trace


Lead analyst Garry Wilburn tells us more about the reasons behind Croda's decision to use Peak generators for more than 10 years.

Typically what is the focus of your GC analysis - what sort of applications?
Pesticides, ethylene oxide, fatty acids.

What Peak Scientific generators do you have in your laboratory and what GC instruments do they supply?
We have the Precision Hydrogen Trace and PH600 generator for Perkin Elmer and Agilent GCs.

What prompted you to choose Peak generators and how long have you used them? 
Peak is a reputable manufacturer and its generators are reliabe. We've been using them for 10+ years. 

What has been the key benefit of deploying Peak generators as opposed to your previous gas supply solution? 
Gas generators are safer and they allow us to provide good customer service.

How would you describe your purchasing experience with Peak in terms of speed of response, ease of ordering, catering for your needs and timing of delivery? 
Very good overall for all factors.

Have you ever had a site visit from a Peak engineer, if so, could you describe your experience of this support?
Yes, we have had. The engineers were knowledgeable and reliable.

Would you recommend Peak Scientific generators to other laboratories - and if so, what would be your main reason for the recommendation? 
Yes, I would recommend them - they are high quality generators and Peak provides very good service all round.


Croda has benefited from using Peak generators for over 10 years. They have received excellent customer service and support throughout the years and will continue using Peak's generators in the future. According to Garry Wilburn the main reasons behind choosing Peak were our reputation and the reliability of our products. The key benefit for Croda was also that generators were the safer option for them. The high quality of our generators and the knowledge and skills of our field service engineers (FSEs) have prompted Croda to stay loyal to Peak for years and enjoy an overall positive experience with our company.

Originating from its predecessors, the PH generators, specifically designed and engineered for GC applications, the Precision Series represents the cutting-edge of Peak Scientific innovation in robust and dependable gas generator design. Combining convenience and reliability in a stackable and modular design, Precision is the safe and practical GC gas solution for hydrogen and nitrogen gas in your lab and it affords you many benefits over traditional sources of laboratory gas such as cylinders.

Not only are Peak gas generators reliable, but they are the safer and cheaper option to pressurized cylinders. Cylinders come with high, on-going costs and administrative hassle as they have to be replaced regularly, reordered and have their stock managed. Cylinders also pose unnecessary safety risks due the large volume of gas stored at high pressure. With a Peak gas generator, the safety concerns, adminstrative hassle and on-going costs can be reduced as gas is produced on demand for your instrument, gas does not need to be frequently reordered and gas generators store very low volumes of gas and have numerous safety features in-built.


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