Malvern Instruments enters distribution partnership with Parsum GmbH – Parsum in-line particle measurement systems further extend Malvern Process Systems range and applications

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "Malvern Instruments enters distribution partnership with Parsum GmbH – Parsum in-line particle measurement systems further extend Malvern Process Systems range and applications", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2004.12933cad.002

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Malvern Instruments enters distribution partnership with Parsum GmbH – Parsum in-line particle measurement systems further extend Malvern Process Systems range and applications

Malvern Instruments enters distribution partnership with Parsum GmbH – Parsum in-line particle measurement systems further extend Malvern Process Systems range and applications

Keywords: Rheology, Particle size measurement, Instruments

Particle characterization and rheology company Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, UK; www.malvern.co.uk) has entered into a distribution partnership with Parsum GmbH (Chemnitz, Germany; www.parsum.de). The agreement provides Malvern Instruments with a worldwide 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 of 50-2,500 μm, they complement Malvern's Insitec range of online particle size analyzers, which measure from 0.5 to 1,000 μm in dry powders and wet suspensions (Plate 1).

Plate 1 Parsum IPP 50-S, standard probe for dry powders

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 characterization 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 2,500 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 worldwide 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.

Joint Managing Director of Parsum GmbH, Mr Stefan Dietrich, said: “Our agreement with Malvern Instruments is a very important step, allowing Parsum systems to be sold into process industries around the world. Choosing the right partner has been critically important for us. We feel that Malvern Instruments, with its long experience in particle characterization and its dedicated process teams, has the best technical, marketing and distribution solutions for the process markets worldwide.”

For further information about Malvern Insitec systems and Parsum systems visit Web site: www.malps.com and www.parsum.de, respectively.

The systems will also be exhibited at the forthcoming Powtech/Technopharm exhibition in Nürnberg (16-18 March 2004: Malvern Instruments Booth # 9-304; Parsum GmbH Booth # 10-427) and Interphex in New York (16-18 March 2004; Malvern Instruments Booth # 1042).

Please send sales enquiries to: Alison Vines, Malvern Instruments, Enigma Business Park, Grovewood Road, Malvern, Worcestershire UK WR14 1XZ. Tel: +44(0) 1684 892456; Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789; E-mail: salesinfo@malvern.co.uk

In USA contact: Marisa Fraser, Malvern Instruments Inc. 10 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772, USA. Tel: +1 508 480 0200; Fax: +1 508 460 9692; E-mail: marisa.fraser@malvernusa.com