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From labs to homes, experience the magic of precision with DURAN glassware

Company is a leader in the laboratory and scientific glassware industry and sees opportunities for further expansion in China and Southeast Asia

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 March, 2017, 4:43pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 March, 2017, 4:43pm

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Characterised by outstanding thermal and chemical resistance and mechanical strength, DURAN Group’s borosilicate glass 3.3 is regarded as the standard for laboratories all over the world. It can be used for various applications, including those requiring class 1 glasses according to American, European and Japanese pharmacopoeia specifications.

“We aim for the highest quality and precision down to the details of our glassware, such as uniformity in wall thickness, crack-free edges, and exceptional strength and stability,” says Michael Merz, managing director for sales and marketing.

Formerly under Schott Group, DURAN’s long history spanning more than 120 years has enabled it to master the art of glassmaking, from laboratory and household use to technical applications for small electronic appliances.

We aim for the highest quality and precision down to the details of our glassware, such as uniformity in wall thickness, crack-free edges, and exceptional strength and stability
Michael Merz, DURAN

DURAN is the global market leader and owner of the most recognised brands in the premium segment of laboratory glassware, with a product range of more than 10,000 stock keeping units. In Asia, it supplies glass components to assemblers of small appliances and is a trusted partner of wholesalers and distributors of laboratory supplies used in analytical laboratories.

The company works with Schott regional sales offices in Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and mainland China, where it also runs a manufacturing facility for the production of laboratory glassware upon acquisition of United States-based Kimble Chase last year. In China, DURAN also sells systems solutions for pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and household items such as coffee jugs, water kettles and baby feeding bottles.

DURAN aims to propel itself as a worldwide leader in the laboratory and scientific glassware industry. In 2015, the company acquired Wheaton apart from Kimble Chase, another US-based provider of laboratory glassware and life science consumables.

The company sees further expansion in China and Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. It seeks local partners with broad market reach and can represent products that meet the highest Western standards of quality. DURAN welcomes opportunities from potential investors in the region, particularly in life sciences and laboratory supplies markets.

DURAN Group
www.duran-group.com