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Posted: November 4, 2009

Micromeritics and Surface Measurement Systems Announce Global Strategic Collaboration

(Nanowerk News) Particulate Systems, a brand of Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, and Surface Measurement Systems Limited are pleased to announce a Global Strategic Collaboration starting October 2009.
The collaboration between Micromeritics and Surface Measurement Systems (SMS), two acknowledged industry leaders, will draw on the combined knowledge and experience of both companies in the design and development of advanced analytical equipment for the characterization of particulate, porous, and complex materials. Working together, both companies will strengthen their ability to deliver customer-focused instrumentation solutions globally.
In the initial phase of this collaboration, Particulate Systems will have the exclusive distribution rights for key Surface Measurement Systems products in selected regions of the United States as well as in South America, Central America, and the Middle East. These products include the DVS Dynamic Vapor Sorption systems that utilize dynamic gas flow and the gravimetric technique to produce high-resolution adsorption and desorption isotherms of water and organic vapors on essentially any solid material. In addition, Surface Measurement Systems will extend their service and support for customers in the USA via the Particulate Systems’ extensive aftercare network. Particulate Systems will also have co-distribution rights to sell Surface Measurement Systems products in China.
Particulate Systems and Surface Measurement Systems will begin organizing joint academic meetings, symposia, and other academic training programs to advance the development of particle and sorption technology starting in October 2009.
Preston Hendrix, President of Micromeritics states that “collaboration between the two organizations enhances our ability to offer advanced analytical tools to guide research, resolve problems in production and QC, and to expand the understanding of material structure in general. Joining forces with SMS provides the customers of both companies additional options for solving their analytical needs.”
Dr. Daryl Williams, Managing Director and Founder of Surface Measurement Systems, comments that “this new relationship builds on both a business and product synergy between our two companies which will allow us to provide total instrumentation solutions for many new research and development sectors.”
Surface Measurement Systems is a world leader in sorption technology instrumentation and solutions. The company continues to develop and engineer innovative, experimental, and cutting-edge techniques and instrumentation for physicochemical characterization of complex solids. By carefully controlling, measuring, and analyzing the physicochemical interaction of vapors with solid samples (such as powders, fibers, and films), SMS can help solve problems in research and development, manufacturing, and quality control. The company’s characterization instruments are used by hundreds of leading laboratories and universities throughout the world helping to solve difficult problems in a variety of applications that include pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, polymers, catalysts, chemical, cosmetics, and food
Particulate Systems, is a brand of Micromeritics Instrument Corporation. In business for almost 50 years, Micromeritics manufactures a broad line of automated laboratory instruments that measure various physical characteristics of powders and solids. Micromeritics has provided instrumentation and applications support to most of the world's top industrial companies and academic institutions for fundamental research, product development, quality assurance and control, production, and process control applications. Measurements obtained include particle size, particle shape, surface area, pore volume, pore size and pore size distribution, absolute density, envelope density, bulk density, catalytic activity, and temperature-programmed reactions. Micromeritics also operates Micromeritics Analytical Services and Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services, both providing contract sample analyses and consulting services. With U.S. corporate headquarters in Norcross (Atlanta), Georgia, Micromeritics has an extensive worldwide sales and service network.
Source: Micromeritics (press release)
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