03-Mar-2004 - Malvern Panalytical GmbH

Malvern Instruments enters distribution partnership with Parsum GmbH

Particle characterization and rheology company Malvern Instruments Ltd. has entered into a distribution partnership with Parsum GmbH. The agreement provides Malvern Instruments with world-wide distribution rights for Parsum in-line particle measurement systems and gives Malvern exclusivity in all areas except Germany, where the products will be available from both companies.

Parsum systems are robust industrial instruments designed to make particle size and velocity measurements in dry powders, directly in the process line. With a measurement range from 50 to 2500 µm, they complement Malvern's Insitec range of on-line particle size analyzers, which measure from 0.5 to 1000 µm in dry powders and wet suspensions.

Craig Howarth, Business Director for Malvern Process Systems, sees the move as an obvious extension of the Malvern range: "Malvern Instruments has pioneered the development and application of in-process particle characterizaton systems. Our Insitec systems are enjoying unprecedented success throughout all sectors of manufacturing industry, as process optimization and efficiency continue to be watchwords in today's industrial environment. We are therefore very pleased to be working with Parsum and adding that company's products to our portfolio. Parsum's ability to measure larger particles of up to 2500 µm means that we can now meet particle sizing needs across an even broader range of process applications. Parsum systems are very well-established in Germany, with many existing installations and a growing customer base. We at Malvern Instruments are looking forward to introducing this superb process tool to a world-wide audience."

Parsum GmbH was founded in 1997 and came out of the Technical University of Chemnitz. The company has developed a new, patented measuring principle known as Fiberoptical Spatial Filtering. Its products are process devices for industrial use that require minimal installation effort and are easy to integrate in processes and facilities. There are no adjustable mechanical parts and systems require no optical calibration.

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