Carville Ltd. of Dorking, Surrey at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Carville Ltd.

Carville House, Station Road, RH4 1HQ Dorking, Surrey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone +44 1306 881681
Fax +44 1306 876265

Hall map

COMPAMED 2017 hall map (Hall 8a): stand L03

Fairground map

COMPAMED 2017 fairground map: Hall 8a


Vince Ellis

Managing Director

+44 (0) 1306 881681


Helen Wilde

Business Development Manager

+44 (0) 1306 881681


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Components, parts, modules, Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • 01.53  Manifolds


  • 06  Valves
  • 06.03  Valves, flow control

Valves, flow control

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.01  Laboratory equipment
  • 10.01.14  Micro fluidics

Micro fluidics

  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.03  Machining


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.08  Bonding


  • 11  Manufacturing Services
  • 11.16  Forming
  • 11.16.16  Polishing


Company news




Aug 30, 2017

Plastic Fluidic Manifolds

Plastic fluidic manifolds have been used in life science applications for over 30 years, however it has only recently seen a significant growth in their application, as the technology, sophistication and repeatable quality of bonded manifolds has increased and the value better recognised. 

Bonded manifolds in materials such as Acrylic (PMMA) and Ultem (PEI) are becoming far more widely used recently in many In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) applications both in the laboratory and hospital Point of Care (PoC). Typical uses include clinical chemistry, ELISA, haematology, pathology and many diagnostic applications. Integrating manifolds with arrays of different valves means increasingly complex manifolds are being entrusted to deliver functionality such as dosing, pneumatic control, cleaning cycles, reagent mixing, flow analysis, particle separation, bacteria analysis and many more. Proving that they stand the test of time, a Carville manifold with integrated peristaltic pumps has been used in a client’s blood gas analysis system for over 20 years now.

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About us

Company details

Established in 1928, Carville is one of the world's oldest and most experienced plastic machining companies, pioneering the skills and techniques of heat treating, precision machining, polishing and bonding of plastic manifolds.

One of our skilled areas is high accuracy diffusion bonding of materials such as Acrylic/Plexiglas (PMMA) and Ultem (PEI) to produce multi-layer fluidic manifolds. These are often used in medical, life science and beverage processing applications.

We also offer bespoke, precision machined acrylic and plastic components for use in industrial and high-end consumer markets.

Many of our customers start out with a new concept or design that requires an experienced manufacturing partner to help make the concept a reality. We can offer support from the initial concept right through to the design, the manufacture of prototypes and on to full production.

Once in production, we can offer the flexibility of scheduled delivery agreements that are structured around the customer’s MRP, allowing finished products to be held in stock and shipped directly to the customers manufacturing facilities as required.

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Area of business
  • Components, parts, modules, Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Manufacturing Services

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