Analytical Chemistry in Manufacturing 4.0 Era: A Smart Digital GC

Alberta, Canada, December 13, 2019 – The Dow Chemical Company has awarded a second WesTEC Award to Dr. Andrew Jones of Activated Research Company (ARC). The award presentation took place at the Western Canada Operations Technical Excellence Conference in Fort Saskatchewan, an internal technology conference held annually at Dow Canada.

This WesTEC Award recognized ARC for advancing GC capabilities with innovative strategies involving catalysis with post-column gas chromatography. Dr. Jones was presented the award in recognition of his contribution towards Technical Excellence.

“Thanks to Jim Luong, Ronda Gras, and the rest of the Dow Analytical team for their innovative applications of the Polyarc with gas chromatography,” said Dr. Jones, “Dow Chemical is a leader in GC applications and it is exciting to learn how the Polyarc can improve the workflow, sustainability, and safety of analytical operations in industry.”

Dr. Andrew Jones receiving the prestigious Dow Canada WesTEC2019 Award from
Mr. Braden Fellows, chairperson of WesTEC2019.

About Activated Research Company
ARC was founded in 2014 with a mission to make chemical analysis easy. ARC’s products improve analytical workflow and open new capabilities in the laboratory by harnessing the latest in additive manufacturing and catalytic technologies. The Polyarc® system, released in 2015, is the world’s first universal carbon detector allowing for compound independent calibration and streamlined analyses. The Jetanizer, released in 2017, is the world’s simplest methanizer, allowing for the analysis of CO, CO2, and formaldehyde with unparalleled detection limits and ease. The Solvere™ is bringing universal carbon detector to liquid chromatography (LC) in early 2020. The Polyarc system is currently available from Agilent Technologies. For more information, visit

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