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Malvern Instruments and NETZSCHE sign agreement at Powtech

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Particle sizing expert, Malvern Instruments, and grinding expert NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing, signed a global cooperation agreement at Powtech this morning.

Under the terms of the agreement, NETZSCH and Malvern Instruments will be able to offer customers a combined approach to grinding and sizing solutions over the next three years. NETZSCH will standardise on Malvern’s particle sizing and characterisation equipment – primarily, the Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyser. These systems will be installed in NETZSCH demonstration and test laboratories in key territories around the world – Germany, the US, Brazil, China South Korea, India and Russia. All trials, demonstrations and toll-production carried out by NETZSCH on customers’ materials in NETZSCH facilities will be routinely tested using Malvern instrumentation, with Malvern’s applications experts in each territory available to support the understanding and interpretation of data, as required.

Both companies serve a range of market sectors, including pharmaceuticals, ceramics, food and surface coatings, nanotechnology applications, minerals and mining. Malvern’s Managing Director, Paul Walker, said: “…the development of new solutions for particle characterisation in the milling process will be a focal point of the agreement. We will work together closely to help our customers optimise their milling processes and product quality and to extend the limits of the technology.”

Dimitrios Makrakis, Managing Director of the NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing Business Unit, said: “Particle characterization is becoming more and more important for fine grinding down to the submicron or nanometer range because product properties so often depend directly on particle size…As Malvern is a world leading manufacturer in particle and materials characterisation we have the ideal partner to deliver the best overall solution for both grinding technology and particle characterisation and clients of both companies will benefit from this partnership.”

Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui.

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