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About Us


Our Company

Material Harvest Ltd is a Cambridge-based supplier of chemical products for synthesis, purification, manufacture and desiccation. It was founded in 2008 by PhD graduates from The University of Cambridge and The University of Bristol.

Our company supplies the University of Cambridge and companies in our region, as well as UK, EU and International research institutes. Our products include chromatography sorbents, silica gel, reverse phase (C18) silica, desiccants and thin-layer chromatography (TLC) plates.

What sets us apart is the fact that our staff are themselves trained chemists. We understand the science behind the products and we share our technical expertise with our customers.

Material Harvest consulted on a number of projects including the production of a novel carbon fibre reinforced plastic and the cleanup of industrial products. One of our most successful consultations resulted in a reinforced plastic, supplied through Daqing Huicheng Technology in China, for use in the local petrochemicals industry.


Our Products and Services

We offer a range of competitively priced goods and services. These include:


  • Silica gel 60, reverse phase silica and Florisil® for column chromatography
  • Silica-bound reagents and scavengers for organic synthesis and purification
  • Regular and preparative thin layer chromatography (TLC) plates
  • Pre-packed flash cartridges and solid phase extraction (SPE) columns
  • Hydrogels & xerogels for beer stabilisation (preventing chill and haze development)
  • Silica products for use in the clarification of beverages and oils
  • Food additive grade silica for use as an anti-caking agent, thickener and stabiliser in food and pharmaceutical products
  • Desiccants including white silica beads and orange self-indicating silica granules
  • On-demand sourcing of rare, exotic and industrial chemical products



Our Affiliates

Material Harvest Ltd. collaborates with a number of international corporations including:


  • Luknova Inc. (USA): Suppliers chromatography consumables and products
  • U.S. Silica Company (USA): Manufacturer of ground and un-ground silica sand, kaolin clay, aplite and related industrial minerals
  • SiliCycle (Canada): Pioneers in the development of novel silica-supported reagents & scavengers for synthesis and purification
  • Crawford Scientific (UK): Suppliers of chromatography consumables, reagents for synthetic chemistry and products for sample preparation
  • Daqing Huicheng Technology (China): Manufacturers of novel products and devices for the petrochemicals industry; producers of carbon fibre reinforced polymers



Careers and Opportunities

At present we do not have any specific opportunities available. However, we are very keen to hear from individuals who would like to distribute our products or to collaborate with us in any of our areas of interest. Please feel free to contact us with any enquiry.


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