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By far the most important physical property of particulate samples is particle size. Measurement of particle size distributions is routinely carried out across a wide range of industries and is often a critical parameter in the manufacture of many products.
Measuring particle size distributions and understanding how they affect your products and processes can be critical to the success of many manufacturing businesses. Malvern Instruments offers leading instrumentation for all types of particle size analysis and characterization from sub-nanometer to millimeters in particle size.
Use the table below to help choose the right technology and particle size instrument for your needs:
Taylor Dispersion Analysis
0.2nm to >20nm
Dynamic Light Scattering
<1nm to >1µm
Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
<30nm to >1µm
Resonant Mass Measurement**
50nm to 5µm
<100nm to >2mm
Spatial Filter Velocimetry
<50µm to 6mm
<1µm to >3mm
*all particle size ranges are sample dependent
**particle size ranges are sample and sensor dependent.
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The Malvern NanoSight NTA system allows us to directly and reliably quantify extracellular vesicle yields from the cell lines under investigation, which is critical to this project.
Ohio State University
Nanoparticle size is an important criterion for our formulations and we routinely measure this with the Zetasizer Nano.
On-line zeta potential measurement is helping us to achieve a more cost-efficient water facility.
The big plus of an on-line instrument is real-time monitoring, the value of which was really brought home to us during a recent treatment event. The on-line data we collected during the event gave us new insight into a modified operating scheme that we’re now capitalizing on.
With NTA we are able to sensitively monitor the behavior of a nanoparticle over time in a variety of different media.
Département Environnement et Agro-biotechnologies at the CRP - Gabriel Lippmann.
The images from the Morphologi G3 provided compelling evidence that the particles, rather than the sizing method, were a root cause of observed variability.
Reading Scientific Services Ltd
After just four months, the Morphologi G3-ID is already heavily used by researchers and students throughout the university. The automated microscopy and image analysis functions are especially popular and have saved countless hours compared with using manual microscopy techniques.
Southern Cross University
The software really is the shining star of the Mastersizer 3000. It makes it feel radically different from other systems on the market and a really great instrument to use. I especially like the live trends which make it so quick and easy to compare data sets.
NSL Analytical Services
The [Zetasizer Nano] instrument is robust, easy to use and data acquisition is straightforward. It is as close to ‘student proof’ as it is possible to be!
Dr Krystelle Mafina
Queen Mary University
Throughout the research and purchasing process, we assessed at least five to six different systems before selecting the Mastersizer 3000.
We can switch between different product grades around three to nine times faster than when we only had offline Blaine measurements for plant control. This has had a major impact on plant throughput. Here we have found the Insitec essential for the production of high quality products.
Mr Thomas Schuster
The technical support that we’ve received has been a deciding factor in our decision to continue to work with Malvern. Malvern systems also provide the cutting-edge performance and reliability that we need.
Domino Printing Sciences plc
The Morphologi G3-ID has proven straightforward and easy to use and we’ve already been successful in expanding our application of it into areas beyond construction materials.
Dr Ameneh Schneider
Association of the Austrian Cement Industry
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NTA is a relatively new addition to the lab but is already bringing value to several areas of research.
Malvern Instruments’ webinars, live chats and technical support are very useful and continue to help our researchers push the boundaries of materials and biomaterials science.
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As part of the multi-disciplinary lab at QMUL, materials and biomaterials research groups throughout the university, from engineers and chemists through to biologists and physicists, are benefiting from access to analysis using the Zetasizer Nano.
We use software capabilities, which were originally developed by Malvern for pharmaceutical industry users, to apply and demonstrate the analytical rigor required for certification of our powders.
Dr. Robert Deffley
One of the great things about the Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis system is the unique visualization capability which enables real time empirical insight into key particle behavior, such as the propensity and rate of aggregation, as opposed to alternative techniques with often lengthy procedures.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
In a comparative assessment the Morphologi G3 delivered the perfect balance between speed of measurement, image resolution and price.
Insitec is extremely reliable and enables us to provide milling plant for both wet and dry processing that efficiently meets customer goals for premium product quality and low energy consumption.
Malvern came recommended by colleagues in the industry but it was the features of the Mastersizer 3000 itself that sold us on the instrument. We’ve been running for a year now without any reliability issues and with minimal running costs. Most importantly we produce data that can be trusted.
We’ve been running the Zetasizer APS continuously since 2012 and the real beauty is that we simply load the samples in multiwell plates, leave it to run, even overnight, and go back and pick up the results.
Dr Maria Håkansson
Insitec brings value in three areas. It allows us to quantify differences in grindability, supports the development of an effective processing solution and improves the efficiency of our toll manufacturing, which is often a precursor to customer investment.
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