Cyber Sprays! Malvern Spraytec Now Online and Interactive

7 July 2008: Malvern, UK: Visitors to the Malvern Instruments website can now explore the unique capabilities of the company's Spraytec system interactively, in three dimensions, direct from their desktops . The introduction of an exciting new online demo model allows everyone to immediately explore the benefits of the world's most advanced laser diffraction spray characterization system - inside and out, from any angle, with every feature detailed at the click of a mouse.

Spraytec measures sprays with particles in the size range 0.1 to 2000 microns and its exceptionally fast 10 kHz data acquisition rate allows the real-time capture of atomization dynamics. Patented high concentration analysis and full measurement automation deliver an unprecedented level of detail about spray and aerosol device operation. Users can view the evolution of droplet size as a function of time throughout the spray event, for a complete understanding of different atomisation processes.

The Spraytec's flexibility means it is as suited to pharmaceutical research and university laboratories as it is to the industrial environment. It enables the routine characterization of industrial spray systems such as fuel injectors, agrochemical sprays and coating sprays and has proved to be an essential tool for pharmaceutical applications such as the development of nasal spray, inhaler and nebuliser drug delivery devices.

Since the launch of Spraytec, Malvern Instruments has seen a growth of more than 25% in spray related sales. The system's ease of use has been key to its rapid acceptance on a global scale and across developing markets in India, China and Eastern Europe. Automated alignment of the optics, event-triggered measurements and synchronized data capture feed into advanced, application-specific data analysis functions that the user can manipulate via a simple, drag-and-drop interface. The dynamics of spray atomisation have never been easier to understand:

High resolution image attached or available from Trish Appleton,
Kapler Communications Ref: MAL/JOB/1614

About Malvern Instruments

Malvern Instruments provides a range of complementary materials characterization tools that deliver inter-related measurements reflecting the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Analytical instruments from Malvern are used in the characterization of a wide variety of materials, from industrial bulk powders to the latest nanomaterials and delicate macromolecules. A broad portfolio of innovative technologies is combined with intelligent, user-friendly software. These systems deliver industrially relevant data enabling our customers to make the connection between micro (such as particle size) and macro (bulk) material properties (rheology) and chemical composition (chemical imaging).

Particle size distribution, particle shape information, zeta potential, molecular weight, chemical composition, and bulk materials properties can all be determined with instruments from the Malvern range. The company's laboratory, at-line, on-line and in-line solutions are proven in sectors as diverse as cement production and pharmaceutical drug discovery.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Korea and Japan, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

For press information, please contact:

Trish Appleton,

Kapler Communications

Knowledge Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road,

Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3BY, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1480 479280;

Fax: +44 (0)1480 470343

USA contact:

Marisa Fraser,

Malvern Instruments Inc.

117 Flanders Road,

Westborough, MA 01581-1042 USA

Tel: +1 508 768 6400

Fax: +1 508 768 6403

Please send sales enquiries to:

Alison Vines,

Malvern Instruments Ltd

Enigma Business Park, Grovewood Road,

Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1XZ UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1684 892456;

Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789

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