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
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.