Kimble Chase

Kimble Chase is your global resource for scientific laboratory glassware for chemistry, life sciences, chromatography, environmental science, and education. Our company is the world`s largest leader in laboratory glassware. Specializing in a broad range of reusable, disposable, and speciality glassware for the following markets: pharmaceutical, chromatography, environmental, petrochemical, life science and education. Within the Kimble Chase portfolio, a few of our premiere brands include Kimble, KIMAX and Kontes. These products consist of beakers, flasks, cylinders, vials, media bottles, culture tubes, funnels and pipettes.

Company details

1022 Spruce Street, PO Box 1502 , Vineland , New Jersey 08362-1502 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
Over 1000

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Kimble, Kontes and Chase have joined to become an integrated, world-leading resource for scientific laboratory glassware. We focus on tubular glass conversion and paste mould products for analytical and R&D labs in industry, government and education. Our wide selection of products for life sciences and chemistry is now manufactured in seven, strategically located facilities in order to supply the best combination of quality and value.

Founded in July of 2007, Kimble Chase is a joint venture that constitutes the Life Science Research Division of Gerresheimer. Ownership is shared, 51% Gerresheimer and 49% ThermoFisher. We are a global organization with approximately 1,450 employees at seven sites on three continents.

Product range
Distributes a full range of reusable, disposable and specialty laboratory glassware for the following markets: pharmaceutical, chromatography, environmental, petrochemical, government, life science, and education

  • Full range of disposable glassware: vials, bottles, pipettes, columns, centrifuge tubes, culture tubes
  • Full range of reusable products: beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks, Petri dishes, flasks, and cylinders.
  • Clinical laboratory products including culture tubes, vials, Pasteur pipettes, sed-rate tubes
  • Type I and III storage containers
  • Full range of closures, septa, and liners
  • Specialty glass apparatus referenced in ASTM, USP and AOAC and APHA procedures
  • Laboratory apparatus for sample preparation and analysis
  • Chromatography columns and accessories for HPLC, TLC and other chromatography products including mobile phase handling systems
  • Analytical instrumentation replacement and accessory parts
  • Micro filtration apparatus and assemblies
  • Molecular biology sample preparation products and accessories
  • NMR tubes and accessories


  • Custom engineering and OEM fabrication services

Major Brands

  • Kimble Kimax
  • Kontes
  • Chase

About Gerresheimer

We develop and produce high-quality specialty products made of glass and plastic, primarily for the pharma & life science industry. In addition to specific primary containers for a wide variety of substances and medicines, our product and service portfolio comprises complex drug delivery systems. We are one of the few companies in our sector to specialize equally in both of the major primary-material categories of importance in this demanding market, i.e. glass and plastic. We also look after our customers very intensively on the service side.

Through strong organic growth and targeted acquisitions particularly in the pharma segment, we have further expanded our market position over recent years. In almost all of our fields of business we rank today among the global market leaders. In all areas and particularly in the sector of pharma and life sciences, our long-standing customers include very well known, internationally leading companies.

Geographical proximity to its customers and their most important markets is a key criterion for us. We are represented in Europe, America and Asia by 42 production plants employing a total of 10,200 people.

Kimble Chase Life Science and Research Products was formed in July 2007, as a result of a joint venture formed from specific operations of ThermoFisher and Gerresheimer Glass, Inc. The newly formed company combines the manufacturing capabilities of seven operating facilities located worldwide, enabling Kimble Chase to be the lowest cost producer of disposable, reusable and specialty glassware for pharmaceutical, scientific and educational applications.

The origin of Kimble Chase's global footprint began nearly a century ago, when Evan Kimble founded Kimble Glass Company in Chicago, Illinois. His first products included homeopathic vials, thistle funnels, droppers and medicine tubes. Kimble relocated the company to Vineland, New Jersey in 1911. At the end of the First World War, Kimble introduced its first volumetric laboratory glassware. Since that time, Kimble has been known as the market leader in the manufacture of volumetric ware.

During the Second World War, the Kimble product line continued to grow and brothers, Jim and William Kontes, formed the Kontes Glass Company. Kontes quickly became recognized as the highest quality manufacturer of specialty glassware. Kontes Glass is known for helping to develop semi-micro, macro and microscale organic labware kits, straight-sided joints and metabolic reaction flasks. Building reputations for quality and service, Kimble and Kontes continued to operate independently until 1982, when Kimble acquired Kontes Glass.

In 1997, Kimble/Kontes became part of the Gerresheimer Group. Currently, Kimble and Kontes are marketed brands of Kimble Chase, LLC, a ThermoFisher and Gerresheimer Glass joint venture company. The company is now headquartered in Vineland, New Jersey.

Our Products

Our laboratory glassware products include beakers, bottles, burets, cylinders, flasks, pipets, chromatography columns, HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) mobile phase, distillation, filtration and extraction systems.

Our Vision and Commitment to Quality

Kimble Chase is dedicated to the design and manufacture of world-class products that meet the unique needs and requirements of each one of our customers. This dedication is accomplished by focusing on management commitment to excellence, fostering a culture of employee ownership and accountability, and embracing Kimble Chase CORE values:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Operational Excellence
  • Resource Optimization
  • Exceed Customer Requirements