Camsco is an employee owned and operated manufacturer of sorbent tubes, adsorbent tubes and ATD tubes located in Houston, Texas. In 1991 Camsco was founded to manufacture thermal desorption tubes for the US militaries’ new Chemical Weapons Destruction Program. The US military was an early convert to thermal desorption, selecting it to replace impingers and solvent extraction as a monitoring method. Many in industry and academia followed, signaling the rise of thermal desorption that continues today. The adoption of TD by the industry coupled with the US Chemical Weapons Destruction Program expansion made Camsco the largest sorbent tube manufacturer in the world, producing TD tubes for all makes and models of commercial and military thermal desorption systems.

About us

Today, Camsco is pioneering the evolution of thermal desorption tubes. Our unique position as consultant to instrument/detector developers of all types and the manufacturer of choice for advanced TD operators gives us feedback and test data available to no one else. This information has allowed the tailoring of our manufacturing methods and our raw material sourcing to provide the best results and subsequently the best quality tubes. This advantageous position gives us insights that are available to no one else and is certainly why we are the OEM tube producer of choice in critical applications and instruments.

Camsco has built its reputation delivering quality products and service to the broadest range of clients and for the largest range of instruments and applications.  Let us know how we can exceed your expectations.


Swagelok - Model B60F-6 - Brass Compression Cap

Brass Compression Cap (Swagelok®) and Heavy Duty PTFE Ferrule for 6mm Tube (pack of 20). Compression caps are used for storage, both before and after sampling and are shipped with Camsco's universal PTFE ferrules

Model SU60501 - Air Toxics Tube

1/4' x 3.5' Stainless Steel Tube; Uncapped; Unconditioned.


Custom Labeling and Identification

After manufacturing over one million tubes in the past 10 years, with over 25% custom orders, there are few designs Camsco hasn’t encountered. Whatever your requirement, Camsco can custom manufacture thermal desorption tubes and related products to meet the most exacting requirement. And, the company prides itself on getting it right the first time. Camsco continually upgrades and expands its manufacturing capabilities. Its unrivaled glass lab includes ...

Packaging Options

Our broad range of capping solutions fit a diverse selection of today’s leading instruments – from diffusion, compression, press fit and more. Camsco offers several types of caps and transport containers, including: Teflon press fit o-ring lined caps. Compression caps in brass, stainless steel and Teflon w/ Teflon ferrules. Brass caps for the PE TurboMatrix and ATDs w/ Teflon ferrules. Aluminum Diffusion caps press fit o-ring lined.


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Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

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