MALVERN, UK - Materials and biophysical characterization company Malvern Instruments Ltd., Malvern, UK, and NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing, a manufacturer of industrial wet and dry grinding, mixing, dispersing, and kneading equipment, have entered into a cooperative marketing agreement. Both organizations serve a broad range of market sectors, including pharmaceuticals, ceramics, nano-technology applications, food, surface coatings, mining, metals and minerals.

The global agreement is initially in place for three years. Under the terms of the agreement, NETZSCH will standardize on Malvern’s particle sizing and characterization equipment, primarily the Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle-size analyzer. Customers and prospective customers of each company will gain access both to the extensive milling knowledge of the NETZSCH teams and to the particle-sizing know-how of Malvern Instruments.

Initially, Malvern Mastersizer 3000 systems will be installed in NETZSCH demonstration and test laboratories in key territories around the world, including Germany, the United States, Brazil, China, Korea, India and Russia. All trials, demonstrations and toll-production carried out by NETZSCH on customers’ materials in NETZSCH facilities will be routinely tested using Malvern instrumentation, with Malvern’s applications experts in each territory available to support the understanding and interpretation of data, as required. Jointly organized seminars and other initiatives will be targeted at key market sectors to deliver information and support to customers and potential customers of either or both companies.