Whatman International, Ltd

Springfield Mill, James Whatman Way
ME14 2LE Maidstone, Kent
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1622 676670
Fax: +44 1622 691425


Company Figures
Number of employees 500-999
Year of foundation 1740
Area of business Laboratory Equipment


Company Profile

About us
Whatman is known and recognised throughout the world for its expertise in separations technology and the range of unique and innovative products that this technology makes available.

The history of Whatman goes back over 260 years when James Whatman began making paper in a small mill in the heart of the English countryside. His skills at papermaking grew and the business he formed has evolved to become an international byword for the best in separations technology. Whatman is now a publicly traded company, quoted on the London Stock Exchange, with sales spanning the world.

In laboratories across the globe, the Whatman name is synonymous with quality, reliability and ease-of-use. Our instinct for simplification accelerates the rate of discovery, reduces costs and saves time. From filter papers and membranes, to disposable filtration devices, to groundbreaking technology for capturing, archiving and purifying DNA at room temperature, Whatman products have a reputation for working right the first time—and every time. Which is why Whatman products are specified for the most exacting applications across a wide range of industries.

In order to meet and anticipate the unique needs of our customers, Whatman is organized into three business development units: LabSciences, which focuses on the preparation of non-cellular samples prior to analysis; BioScience, which focuses on the preparation of cellular samples prior to analysis and storage for study of nucleic acids or proteins; and MedTech, which focuses on filtration components for manufacturers of medical devices and clinical diagnostic tests.

No matter what industry you are in, or what type of research you are conducting, Whatman will help you achieve your goals.