For 30 years, Surface Measurement Systems has been the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced gravimetric sorption analyzers for the physico-chemical characterization of solids. Our story began in 1991 when Prof. Daryl Williams (Founder & MD) invented a revolutionary new technique for characterizing solids, Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS). Improving on comparable techniques 20-fold in accuracy, reliability, and detail, the DVS technique was a truly ground-breaking development.
Since delivering the first working DVS instrument to Pfizer in 1992, Surface Measurement Systems has gone from strength to strength, developing a diverse range of DVS instruments to expand capabilities and meet the market’s needs. SMS has also pioneered the use of the Inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC) method, engineering the world’s first commercial iGC instrument in 2002.
SMS is now the industry standard for sorption research, working with leading global companies in pharmaceuticals, food, fine chemicals, aerospace, energy, catalysts, filtration, fibers, packaging, and more. With a reputation for offering world-class technical and scientific support, we are the first choice in sorption for the world’s leading laboratories.