News Archive


New compact recirculating chiller

IKA is launching a new device class, with the RC 2 lite

IKA recognized as top innovator

Staufen SME scores in scientific selection procedure

Crushing without cross-contamination

MultiDrive control with autoclavable disposable tubes

New thermoshakers for smallest volumes

Newly Launched MATRIX Orbital Delta Plus receives the German Design Award

New environmentally-friendly recirculating chiller

RC 2 GREEN saves not only on operating costs, but also tons of CO2

IKA is at your disposal

Information regarding the current situation

IKA wins the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020

Ergonomic pipettes are once again distinguished

IKA world market leader - again!

Survey confirms leading role in laboratory, analytical and process technology

German Design Award 2020 for IKA

IKA ergonomic pipettes are awarded

Mixing, heating, cooling

IKA launches MATRIX Thermoshaker

ElectraSyn 2.0 turns TWO!

E-Chem Session and ElectraSyn 2.0 Birthday Celebration with Phil Baran

Two powerful new stirrers

IKA launches the RCT 5 digital magnetic stirrer and NANOSTAR 7.5 digital overhead stirrer

IKA Japan celebrates 20-year company anniversary

Sales company well positioned for the future

Followers inspire IKA

Set-up plate designs of IKA myPlate now ready for download

A new pipette for every hand

IKA launches the PETTE fix and vario for all applications

RV 10 Rotary Evaporators awarded for outstanding performance

For over 50 years the iF design award has served as a recognized trademark for outstanding design all over the world.

German Design Award 2019 for IKA

The T 25 easy clean disperser receives

New centrifuge: IKA G-L

Separating substances at medium rotational speeds

New vacuum pump IKA VACSTAR control

Fully automatic vacuum with an emission condenser

Measuring viscosity with ROTAVISC

New product group among the IKA laboratory instruments

IKA Oven 125 control with highly convincing price-performance ratio

Two new models complete the drying oven product group

One out of 60 inventions: STARVISC 200-2.5 control officially launched

Display viscosity even during product development: the new IKA STARVISC 200-2.5 control torque-measuring stirrer makes it possible.

It's a wrap :)

5 IKA-Trainees can be proud of their successfully completed apprenticeship.

Ice-cold surprise on a (hot) summer day

The IKA-employees were pleased with a special refreshment today: IKA treated all employees with delicious ice cream

IKA awarded the 2018 Red Dot Design Award for ElectraSyn 2.0

ElectraSyn 2.0 by IKA has won the 2018 Red Dot Award for Product Design

IKA to present three world firsts at ACHEMA

Innovative system solutions for more efficiency in laboratory and analytical technology

IKA at ACHEMA 2018 - 60 inventions for the laboratory world

IKA will present 60 product highlights at the upcoming ACHEMA exhibition, the leading international trade show for the process industry, from June 11 to June 15, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany

Scientifically confirmed: IKA is global leader in laboratory, analytical and process technology

As part of a recent study by the University of St. Gallen, the manufacturer of laboratory and analytical equipment and process technology IKA has recently been included in the Global Market Leaders Index.

IKA honored at the German Design Awards 2018

Three products from the laboratory equipment manufacturer IKA were honored with awards

Thank you, Professor E.J. Corey

IKA evaporators and hot plates are so well designed and engineered that it is a pleasure to use them

Product Discontinuation of Calorimeter Systems C 2000 and C 5000

IKA is ceasing the production of its calorimeter systems C 2000 and C 5000 by the end of the year 2017

Celebrating our citizens of the world

At the end of July, IKA Wilmington was host to 36 children of our German and Chinese employees

IKA Honored with Innovation Leadership Award

This year, IKA has once again been ranked among the most innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany

Extended - Meet the heroes of Organic Chemistry

/// IKA is inviting 10 scientists to San Diego, California

Growing Microalgae made easy

IKA launches photo bioreactor Algaemaster 10 control

Processing It

magic PLANT, HPH and Interpack

Phil Baran presenting The Race, Take 2

// A race against time to reach an OLEFIN. Who is faster „Cowboy“ or „Samurai“?

Passion for Chemistry: Annual Business Meet 2017 India

Training, new products and strategies

Celebrating 5 years IKA Korea

...and we say Thank You!

Being creative

Creative workshop of our Chinese Marketing team in Germany

Surprise visit of René Stiegelmann

The Stiegelmann family in Wilmington, NC

IKA presents the MICROSTAR and the MINISTAR series

The first overhead stirrers with a lifetime warranty

Catching up

Following around René Stiegelmann in Germany

IKA Fellow Alexis Marti

Collaboration with University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Farewell Luncheon

Retiring after 10 years with IKA

Scientifically confirmed: IKA is global leader in laboratory, analytical and process technology

As part of a recent study by the University of St. Gallen, the manufacturer of laboratory and analytical equipment and process technology IKA has recently been included in the Global Market Leaders Index

Crushing it

The all new movie starring Jin-Quan Yu & Phil Baran features a product to protect chemists when they are most vulnerable.

IKA supporting education

IKA rotary evaporator used in class project in Germany

Visiting IKA USA

IKA Owner and President René Stiegelmann visiting the US operations, together with son Marcel Stiegelmann

Visiting IKA Japan

IKA Owner and President René Stiegelmann touring Japan

IKA is introducing the first magnetic stirrer with a lifetime warranty

Scientists Phil S. Baran and Jin-Quan Yu supporting product launch

Introducing our IKA Kidscamp logo

The IKA Kidscamp has a new face both internally and externally and we are very excited to be presenting you our new logo.

Official Trailer for THE RACE, starring Phil S. Baran and Jin-Quan Yu

This is the first trailer for the IKA production THE RACE, starring Phil S. Baran and Jin-Quan Yu. Watch it now!

IKA China Annual Party 2016

“Dreams come true” – this was IKA China’s motto for the annual party

IKA opens branches in the United Kingdom and Poland

The leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment, analytical and process technology has opened new offices in Oxford and Warsaw


IKA charity project supports children in need

IKA celebrates double success at the German Design Awards 2017

Two shakers from the laboratory equipment manufacturer IKA are among the products honored at this year’s awards

Thanking the Team for a job well done

IKA Owner and President, Mr. René Stiegelmann has invited the US Laboratory Equipment Sales Team on a 10-day incentive trip to the Canary Islands in October 2016.

Analytica Shanghai 2016

New booth, new products, great show

Continuing to build on its commitment to the government sector

IKA Works has been awarded a five year Government Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract, effective immediately

IKA exhibiting at Analytica in Munich – Booth 335

Analytica, the 25th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology will be held from May 10 – 13, 2016 in Munich, Germany. We would like to invite you to visit us on our booth 335 in hall B2

Red dot design award for the ULTRA-TURRAX Tube Drive

Major success at the red dot award: product design. Three further innovations awarded the red dot will be presented in June.

New from IKA: Rocker, Orbital and Roller Shakers

Rocker and roller models added to the IKA shaker range

Temperature Control – the new KS 3000 i control and KS 3000 ic control incubator shakers!

The IKA shaker family has two new additions: KS 3000 i control and KS 3000 ic control incubator shakers. These innovatively designed, compact incubator shaker allow for safe, unattended operation in a temperature-controlled environment.

Promotion Mr. Michael Liu

We are pleased to announce that Michael Liu has been promoted to Vice President Sales IKA Group Laboratory & Analytical Technology effective immediately

Promotion Ms. Refika Bilgic

We are pleased to announce that Refika Bilgic has been promoted as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IKA Works, Inc., Wilmington, USA. effective immediately

The New Eurostar 20 High Speed Control: The Fastest of All IKA Overhead Stirrers

Staufen-based company IKA Werke is expanding its range of overhead stirrers to include a new high-speed model

New software functions for RET control-visc

Starting October 2015, IKA has a new software version available

Functional and safe - the new IKA A 10 basic mill

The new A 10 basic batch mill from IKA offers a lot of extras for increased safety and ease of use

IKA Works, Inc. had two reasons to celebrate August 21st, 2015

The Germany-based world leader in laboratory, analytical, and process technology celebrated its 30th year in the US

IKA, Inc. inaugurates new building in Wilmington and celebrates 30-year anniversary

Planning and development performed by local businesses - Plans to expand production facility

New from IKA: Dry Block Heaters

Precise temperature control in the block and the medium

IKA Achema Party 2015

Just days ahead of Europe’s leading tradeshow for the laboratory and process industry, IKA hosted the legendary Achema Party 2015 in Staufen, Germany

Exceptionally Innovative: IKA-Werke

IKA-Werke is one of the most innovative medium-sized businesses in Germany/Award presented by Ranga Yogeshwar

Smart,safe and affordable distillation: The new RV 8 rotary evaporator from IKA - entry-level model with intelligent technology

With the RV 8, IKA introduces an affordable rotary evaporator backed by the proven technology of the successful IKA rotary evaporator range. This entry-level model is recommended for all standard evaporation applications.

iF Design Award for heated circulating bath HBC 5

The new IKA HBC 5 heated circulating bath has won the 2015 iF Design Award in the

Movement in the IKA Shaker Range

The Trayster overhead shaker and Loopster rotator ensure gentle yet effective mixing processes

Honor Award for Expansion Project IKA Works, Inc.

The expanded North American headquarters for IKA Works, Inc. tailors a German aesthetic to an American workplace

The Magnetic Stirrer for Scientist - Safety. Power. Intelligence

The RET® control-visc is the safest, strongest and most intelligent magnetic stirrer in its class

North American expansion and renovation project at IKA Works, Inc. in Wilmington (North Carolina)

Starting in 2014, the North American expansion and renovation project has been completed

Customizing Center

Launched 2014, IKA is offering an additional benefit for its customers: The IKA Customizing Center. Special designs based on customers' specifications.

Even more efficient and versatile: the new C 6000 global standard and isoperibol

IKA enters 2014 with the launch of the new C 6000 calorimeters, combining the latest technology with more than 90 years’ experience in the manufacture of calorimeters

New product range from IKA: immersion and circulating thermostats

Temperature control systems with remote wireless operation

IKA Werke is recognized in the German Design Council’s “German Design Award 2014”

“Special Mention for exceptional design quality” for the Ultra Turrax Tube Drive control dispersion system in the German Design Award

IKA Werke wins Medium-Sized Companies Award

IKA Werke was named a winner in the “Medium-Sized Companies Award 2013” conducted by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, making it one of the top medium-sized companies in Germany. The Staufen-based, family-owned business was awarded first place in the industry category in the Baden-Wurttemberg region of the competition

New magnetic stirrers from IKA: RH basic and RH digital

Maximum efficiency and economy combined with highly accurate temperature control

IKA ACS Fall 2012 Video – Winner of the 2013 Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named Mosaic in Motion as a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for their piece, “IKA ACS Event”. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is an honor.

IKA Werke receives “Top 100” innovator award

The Breisgau firm earns a place in the ranks of the most innovative mid-size companies/Ranga Yogeshwar offers congratulations

IKA receives social engagement award - “Mid-size company award for corporate social responsibility” presented for the charitable project “HANDS For Children”.

The Staufen-based laboratory equipment manufacturer IKA has received the mid-size company award for corporate social responsibility for its charitable initiative “HANDS For Children”

The New Tube Mill Control – Winner of the IBO 2013 Industrial Design Award

Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) recently announced the winners of the 20th annual IBO Design Awards for excellence in the industrial design of analytical instruments, portable analytical instruments and laboratory equipment. The winners of the 2013 Awards demonstrate how industrial design can improve a product’s functionality and the end-user’s experience.

New Product Video: Powerful, precise, targeted energy input for all types of samples – the new IKA dispersion systems

“Turraxing” is a term used throughout the world for the emulsification, suspension and homogenization of samples. It is derived from the ULTRA-TURRAX, the IKA dispersion system that has now become a classic

IKA establishes subsidiaries in Brazil and Korea

With two new branches in Brazil and Korea, IKA is expanding its global market presence. IKA now has direct contacts available for its customers in Korea (based in Seoul)

The clean solution: With the TUBE MILL control, IKA introduces the world’s first batch mill with single use milling vessels

The TUBE MILL control introduced by IKA represents a unique product innovation – the world’s first batch mill with single-use milling vessels. For the first time, this unit will enable serial testing to be carried out under reproducible, contamination-free conditions

IKA Works, Inc. Booth No. 346 – ACS Spring

Please visit us at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Expo in New Orleans, LA from April 7-11, 2013; booth no. 346

Design Excellence: The New LR 1000 Laboratory Reactor – Winner of the Red Dot Award 2013

The IKA LR 1000 system is a cost efficient modular, laboratory reactor designed for optimizing chemical reactions that require mixing, dispersing, heating and cooling and may also require processes to be performed under vacuum at the laboratory scale

IKA Works, Inc. Booth No. 229 - Pittcon 2013

Please visit us at the Pittcon Conference & Expo in Philadephia, PA from March 17-21, 2013; booth no. 229

New and improved! Version 5.0 of IKA’s labworldsoft® is now available, offering automated solutions in the measurement, control and adjustment of laboratory equipment.

Up to 64 devices can be simultaneously networked via a PC – in a choice of 10 languages. This software allows for increased automation and throughput for applications in the laboratory setting

Together or Apart? The product video demonstrates the new Eurostar stirrers with removable digital display wireless controller (Wico)

“Boy meets Girl” – based on this theme, the video takes a futuristic look at the advantages of the new Eurostar stirrers. It sheds light on the inner life and workings of this newly introduced product range. Take a look! To go to the video, click here.

Now available: the next generation of overhead stirrers from IKA

With their pioneering technology and innovative functional design, the new overhead stirrers from global market leader IKA improve performance and make laboratory work even safer. Removable display interface for improved safety

New: Centrifuge IKA mini G | Compact Yet Powerful!

IKA introduces a brand new mini centrifuge ideal for applications which do not require ultra high speeds e.g., micro-filtrations and cell separations

IKA launches a new Facebook page

IKA announces the launch its new global Facebook page in an effort to uniformly expand the use of social media to promote transparency and customer engagement.

New IKA Dispersion System

The IKA T series introduces a new generation of dispersion systems. The T 10 basic, T 18 digital, T 25  digital and T50  digital models have been upgraded in  terms of technology and functionality.

IKA Innovations: Awards for Excellence

IKA-Werke Germany has received no fewer than three prestige awards in the last six months, impressively underlining the company’s leadership in the laboratory equipment market.

IKA presents, premieres new products at ACS Philadelphia Fall 2012

With almost 50 new innovations, including two world premieres, laboratory system specialist IKA presented the next generation of laboratory and analytical equipment at the 244TH ACS National Meeting and Exposition

ACHEMA 2012 - An insight into the laboratory of the future from IKA

“Most impressive”, “professional layout” and “the finest stand at Achema” were typical of the comments that IKA staff heard repeatedly from their trade fair guests. The trigger was not only the Mercedes SLS, in which customers and other visitors to the stand could be photographed with IKA’s models. Lighted plinths displayed the results of almost five years of intensive and highly successful development work: the IKA 2013 product range.

“Südbaden Walk“ visits IKA

A 10-minute program in the series “Südbaden Walk” (South Baden Walk) shows the attractive IKA trade fair stand with 50 innovations and two world premieres. It was produced in collaboration with the Freiburg-based TV channel Südbaden

Flash of inspiration in the shaft tunnel - IKA launches the new video for UTTD control

Where do revolutionary product ideas actually come about? The new product video for the ULTRA TURRAX Tube Drive control® (UTTD control) from IKA provides an answer: through inspiration from nature

That’s IKA! IKA presents 50 innovations at ACHEMA 2012 Two world premieres / new product ranges

With almost 50 innovations, including two world premieres, laboratory system specialist IKA presents the next generation of laboratory equipment at Achema 2012. Engineers and technical specialists

World first at ACHEMA: IKA presents the TUBE MILL control, the first batch mill with single-use milling vessels

The TUBE MILL control from IKA is a unique new product – the world’s first batch mill with single-use milling vessels. For the first time, it enables serial testing to be carried out under reproducible conditions.

New from IKA: High precision high and low temperature thermostats

IKA expands its range of top quality laboratory equipment to include thermostats. The range comprises 16 different immersion thermostats, high temperature thermostats, recirculating chillers and combined high/low temperature thermostats in various sizes and designs.

IKA expands its range of rotary evaporators

IKA expands its range of rotary evaporators with the RV 8 entry-level model. The RV 8 is excellent value in terms of performance and ideal for all standard evaporation applications in Universities and research laboratories.

A New Generation of Calorimeters

IKA presents three new calorimeters at Achema 2012: the world premiere of the highly automated C 1 and the C 6000 series.

IKA exhibits world premieres at ACHEMA!

The C1 calorimeter and the Tube Mill control

What’s new for 2013? IKA has it on display at ACHEMA

IKA will display more than 50 product innovations, including two world premieres, at ACHEMA 2012.

Take a look into the laboratory of the future!

More than 50 product innovations will be demonstrated at IKA 500 m2 stand at ACHEMA in Frankfurt.

IKA at Analytica Live Lab - Hall A3, Booth 270/I

IKA-Werke brings two of its latest innovations to Live Lab at Analytica 2012. Besides the ULTRA-TURRAX Tube Drive control (UTTD) IKA will present the IKA TUBE MILL control – a unique product innovation.

Magic Distillation - IKA launches evaporator video

What would it be like... if you could just disappear from the daily laborator routine? As easily and quickly as liquid escapes from the rotary evaporator?  This is the fantasy in the new IKA image video.

IKA opens sales offices in Shanghai

In 1999, IKA began its business activities in China with its own offices in Guangzhou. The reason was the same back then as it is today

IKA opens new company building in Malaysia

All departments under one roof spread over 3,400 square meters

IKA launches newsletter

Anything new, interesting and worth knowing in the lab world will be featured in the new IKA newsletter, which will be sent regularly to interested customers and business partners starting in January of 2012. You can register online, it’s free of charge and nonbinding.

Welcome to ARABLAB THE EXPO 2012

IKA is pleased to invite you to visit our stand at “ARABLAB 2012”, Dubai from 26 – 29 March 2012 at Sheikh Saeed Hall, Booth Number: 435

IKA's new website is now more user-friendly for service assistance

The service area has been optimized to provide customers with quick easy access to service solutions

A further Step in China --- The Opening of IKA® Shanghai Office

On 1st November 2011, the Shanghai Office of IKA® was officially opened in Xuhui District of Shanghai.

Make It Hot & Stir It Up!

IKA has just launched its product film about the C-MAG Series. It is designed with the most advanced “German Technology” for heating and stirring applications.

Stirring made easy - Optimized Energy Distribution

IKA unveils a film featuring its overhead stirrers, a technology designed to optimize complex stirring applications

2nd IKA Asia Pacific Dealer Conference 2011

2nd IKA Asia Pacific Dealer Conference 2011 Held in Bangkok, 5 July 2011

Sample Preparation with IKA

Safe and convenient: the new UTTD control with hermetically sealable, single-use sample vessels is now suitable for use in even more applications.

Working hands-on with customers to find solutions

IKA-Werke in Staufen opens new €1.5 million Application Center – 400 m² of the latest technology

IKA extends support to the Japanese Red Cross

$180,000 USD to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami / Each subsidiary gives $30,000 USD

+++ Earthquake in Japan ++

The management and employees at IKA respond to the catastrophe in Japan

Flexible and reliable: the new topolino mobil by IKA

In battery powered magnetic stirrers, reliability is not necessarily a given

Integrated safety in the lab

IKA launches its product film about the magnetic stirrer RCT basic safety control

Product highlights of 2011 – the new IKA product overview is now available

Clearly laid out and listing all the important information, the new IKA product overview offers insight into the product highlights of 2011

IKA Works, Inc. will be participating in the ACS Fall Show 2010 in Boston

This event will take place from August 22nd - 25th, 2010 and we hope to see you there. Please come and visit our booth 1311

IKA‘s technical service is great

Lab equipment manufacturer from Staufen receives the honor of „Best Technical Service Support 2009“

RV 10 basic plus - unique introductory offer

Go digital! Get the digital version for the price of the basic version!

Continuance honoured

IKA has been awarded by the DECHEMA for its 25th participation in the ACHEMA trade show

News in the lab

IKA presents news to the ACHEMA
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