Laboratory instruments manufacturer RETSCH turns 100 this year, having been founded by Friedrich Kurt Retsch in 1915. By 1923 the company had patented its first piece of laboratory equipment, a mortar grinder that became known worldwide as the ‘Retsch Mill’, replacing manual grinding with hand mortars.
Today, RETSCH is a leading manufacturer of lab equipment for the preparation and characterisation of solids in research and quality control with an export share of more than 80%. The products are used in many different industries such as chemistry, food, construction, pharmaceuticals or environment.
To mark its anniversary, RETSCH has started a campaign to find the oldest instrument in the market. All users of RETSCH instruments worldwide are called upon to send a picture of themselves and their mill or sieve shaker. All participants will enter a draw; the participant with the oldest RETSCH product will win a goods voucher. More information can be found here.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/27072015/retsch-is-looking-for-the-oldest-mill-219/