About Us

Asynt was formed in July 2003 with the aim to develop, supply and support new, sustainable and novel products central to the laboratory. Providing world-leading technologies for scientific research globally, Asynt’s unique range of innovative products and services are developed by chemists for chemists all over the world.

Shop local with your Asynt global distribution partner

Asynt has a network of highly respected global distribution partners so, whilst you are of course welcome to shop directly with Asynt wherever you are in the world, you may prefer to speak to your local Asynt partner.  You can find all their contact details in our Worldwide Partner Directory HERE.

About us: what’s special about Asynt?

At Asynt we are committed to investing in new technologies that respond to the real demands of industry and academia. Effective. Sustainable. Safe.

We work with our customers to solve longstanding problems and frustrations, taking their feedback into careful consideration as part of our research and development processes.  Many of our most successful products are tested by the customers involved in the design process, ensuring that their needs are met and the solution is truly viable in a real-world setting in the laboratory.  We also offer a unique service wherein we not only provide fully bespoke and unique solutions where required, but can often tailor existing apparatus to better meet your needs.
We believe scientists should customise, don’t compromise! 
Find out more about our bespoke laboratory solutions HERE.

Asynt - Made in Britain

Asynt continues to invest in the highest quality manufacturing in Britain, and expanding our local and national workforce reporting to our headquarters in Cambridgeshire, UK.  With our in-house engineering, manufacturing and storage facilities we have full control of the supply chain, ensuring delivery of the highest quality laboratory apparatus – delivered when you need it.

Effective sustainable solutions for the lab

Since inception, we have developed the highly versatile DrySyn® range (a clean, safe alternative to oil baths and heating mantles) both reducing costs in purchasing / disposal of oil and a 35% reduction in energy consumption.  These oil-free heating blocks provide brilliant thermal performance without the associated risks of using standard oil-based systems.

We also pride ourselves in reducing laboratory water consumption using our waterless air-cooled CondenSyn® units which will not only help save the environment but also reduce the risk of lab floods and save you money.  In addition, we also offer a diverse range of highly effective water circulators.

CondenSyn overviewIf you’d like to find out more about what we’re doing to improve sustainability in the lab, you can do so right HERE.

Key product lines available in addition to the DrySyn and CondenSyn ranges include:

  • Fully-customisable ReactoMate jacketed reactor systems that allow scale-up from 100mL to 100L, providing a safe and simple solution to your process development needs.
  • High pressure reactors in single or multi-position formats with options from small volume turnkey solutions to comprehensive bespoke systems, all designed & manufactured in Britain.
  • fReactor is the accessible benchtop Flow Chemistry solution for every lab, now with options for Photochemical reactions
  • LightSyn photochemistry solutions:  including Illumin8: the ultra-safe, simple to use, parallel Photo Chemistry reactor and Lighthouse: the innovative batch photoreactor.
  • Laboratory equipment from renowned scientific manufacturers such as Adam Equipment, BioChromato, Bohlender, Bronkhurst, Buchi, Grant, Hanna Instruments, IKA, IMTEK, J-Kem, Julabo, Labcold, Memmert, Stirling Cryogenics, Swissgas, Steroglass and Vacuubrand amongst others.

With a broad range of scientific equipment and consumables ranging from bench top laboratory scale to pilot plant and beyond both in the chemical and biological sectors you can be sure to find the right apparatus to meet your needs if it’s out there.  If it doesn’t exist yet we’ll work with you to develop a bespoke solution – we call this the “Asyntise” process.  By combining our knowledge and expertise with yours we can create practical tools for your research needs.  These products may be in the form of a one-off custom piece or could evolve into a commercial product useful to a wider audience.

Bespoke laboratory solutions from Asynt chemistry

Asynt’s Managing Director, Martyn Fordham, spent almost twenty years dealing with the requirements of research chemists (at the outset just custom glassblowing) before forming Asynt.  For Martyn, having the right staff who are both knowledgeable and dedicated to customer support has been the key to Asynt’s successful growth.

Martyn Fordham in the glassblowing workshop, making an Asynt CondenSyn waterless air condenser

Our team has extensive experience in manufacturing, engineering, scientific glassblowing, and in the laboratory.  We work hard to help our customers find the best possible solutions and are committed to continuing our long history of meaningful in-house product development, making your research more productive and effective.

If you’d like to find out more about the Asynt team, you can do so via our team profile pages HERE.

If you’d like to speak to us about your current requirements then please either give us a call on +44 (0)1638 781709, send an email to us via [email protected], book an online One2One chat at your convenience, or click the LIVECHAT icon at the bottom right corner of your screen now.