Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the expansion of the company’s platinum cone trade-in program for ICP-MS users. Under the expanded program, Agilent will accept cones from competitor Glass Expansion in North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
“Agilent is pleased to offer an expansion of our successful trade-in credit program,” said Ed Elgart, global marketing manager, Agilent. “This program is designed to help reduce environmental impact, conserve highly valuable platinum supplies, and deliver significant cost savings to customers.”
With this program, Agilent ICP-MS users can receive a trade-in credit upon the return of used platinum cones when purchasing replacements. All platinum sampling and skimmer cones for the Agilent 8800, 7700 and 7500 Series ICP-MS, and cones that feature the Agilent spark logo (including those from Spectron and Glass Expansion), qualify for the trade-in credit.
The value of credit is based on current market value for platinum and will be adjusted as prices fluctuate. When customers return used platinum cones, Agilent will initiate recovery and recycling of the platinum content in the cones. Torch shields are also accepted for return as part of this trade-in program.
Agilent is committed to conducting business in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. For more information on the cone trade-in program, please visit www.agilent.com/chem/PtCone.