Malvern Breaks into Grinding & Dispersing Market

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-05-17-2013, Volume 0, Issue 0

Malvern Instruments (Malvern, UK) has entered a three year co-marketing agreement with Netzsch Grinding and Dispersing (Selb, Germany). The two companies serve shared markets including food, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, nano-technology applications, and surface coatings through to metal and mineral mining.

Malvern Instruments (Malvern, UK) has entered a three year co-marketing agreement with Netzsch Grinding and Dispersing (Selb, Germany). The two companies serve shared markets including food, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, nano-technology applications, and surface coatings through to metal and mineral mining.

Particle characterization is becoming increasingly important for fine grinding to the submicron- or nanometer range because product properties often depend directly on particle size, according to Dimitrios Makrakis, Netzsch Grinding & Dispersing Business Unit managing director. He added: "The correct and reproducible analysis of particle size is a prerequisite for process optimization and quality control. As Malvern is a world-leading manufacturer in particle and materials characterization, we have the ideal partner to deliver the best overall solution for both grinding technology and particle characterization and clients of both companies will benefit from this partnership."

Under the terms of the agreement, Malvern instrumentation will be installed in Netzsch demonstration and test laboratories in China, Brazil, Germany, Korea, India, and Russia. Customer materials in Netzsch facilities will be routinely tested using Malvern instrumentation, with Malvern staff available for consultation about analysing data. The companies will work together to organize seminars and other initiatives to target key markets.

Paul Walker, Malvern's managing director, said: "This cooperation between two well-established, global companies provides real opportunities for both of us to benefit from the collective expertise, experience, and market understanding that underpins each business.” Walker added: “Both organizations share a philosophy of offering the best solution tailored to the customer's specific requirements, and indeed the development of new solutions for particle characterization in the milling process will be a focal point of the agreement. We will work together closely to help our customers optimize their milling processes and product quality and to extend the limits of the technology."

For more information please visit:

www.malvern.com

or

www.netzsch.com/gd