Paul Walker, managing director of Malvern Instruments, said the acquisition would help expand Bohlin's position in the rheology-instrument market worldwide. Bohlin is a manufacturer of rheometers and viscometers.
Richard Hall, Bohlin Instruments managing director, said a "clear overlap is emerging" between Bohlin's rheology applications and Malvern's particle-characterization technologies, particularly in the areas of dispersion technology and colloid science.
Malvern Instruments operates a global sales and service network that includes subsidiary companies in North America and several major European countries and key partnerships in China and Japan. The company is part of the Spectris plc instrumentation and controls company.