Agilent Technologies expands trade-in program for ICP-MS platinum cones

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Source: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today 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.

About Agilent TechnologiesAgilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013.

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

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