Malvern Takes ACHEMA Visitors from R&D through to Product QC


Malvern, UK: Visitors to the Malvern Instruments stand at ACHEMA 2012 will see how the company's range of complementary materials characterization technologies and instrumentation support the needs of manufacturing industry, from fundamental R&D, through formulation and scale-up, to production, QC and troubleshooting. Products displayed will include the recently launched Mastersizer 3000, Morphologi G3 and Zetasizer Nano particle characterization systems; the Kinexus rheometer; Insitec online analyzers; Viscotek GPC/SEC systems; and Postnova's FFF (Field Flow Fractionation) solutions. Used together, Malvern's Zetasizer Nano and Postnova's FFF systems provide information not accessible by other means, and are highly complementary to Malvern's Viscotek GPC/SEC range.

A key area of Malvern expertise is in dispersion stability and Malvern is the only company whose analytical instruments cover the full array of measurements necessary for its comprehensive determination - this includes particle size and shape measurement, zeta potential and rheological parameters. As well as having the opportunity to discuss dispersion stability issues with Malvern's expert teams at ACHEMA, visitors to the Malvern stand can find out more about the application of particle and molecular characterization using dynamic light scattering with the Zetasizer series and Viscotek GPC/SEC systems, dynamic imaging with the Sysmex FPIA-3000, and Kinexus rheometers for the measurement of a wide variety of rheological parameters.

In support of this, Malvern recently announced a co-operation with Postnova Analytics (Landsberg/Lech, Germany) to deliver the combined FFF (Field-Flow Fractionation) and DLS (Dynamic Light Scattering) solutions that today provide critical insight when characterizing a number of challenging particulate systems. Such systems include complex, aggregated, surface-coated and heterogeneous particles, as well as larger polymers, and aggregated, cross-linked, nano-particles and fibrillated proteins.

FFF enables the separation of particles that are too large for analysis by GPC/SEC, and the addition of the Zetasizer Nano as a DLS detector allows the subsequent measurement of absolute particle size. In comparison with batch measurements of DLS using the Zetasizer Nano alone, the addition of FFF considerably increases the resolving power of DLS, extending the range of applications for which it can provide highly detailed information.

Meet the team at ACHEMA on Stand No. 4.1 D59

For more information about Malvern solutions for industry visit www.malvern.com

Malvern, Malvern Instruments, Mastersizer, Zetasizer, Morphologi, Insitec and Viscotek are registered trademarks of Malvern Instruments Ltd

About Malvern Instruments

Malvern Instruments is a market leader in measuring performance controlling material properties. These include particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, size and conformation, rheological properties and chemical identification. Malvern delivers the systems, support and expertise that ensure the analytical integrity and productivity needed to drive research, development and manufacturing.

Malvern's measurement solutions for scientists, technologists and engineers advance continually through customer collaboration. Complementary materials characterization systems deliver inter-related measurements that reflect the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Combining intelligently implemented technologies with in-depth industry applications knowledge and support, Malvern provides customers with the competitive advantage they demand.

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

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Alison Vines, Malvern Instruments Ltd.

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salesinfo@malvern.com

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