Articles Archive for October 2011
Corporate, Malvern Events »
It was my great pleasure on Thursday 27 October to welcome HRH The Duke of Kent to Malvern Instruments’ headquarters, and to accept from him our 2011 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which recognises our company’s achievements in international trade.
The Malvern team did a magnificent job of demonstrating our products and operations to both the Royal Party and civic guests as each group toured the facility. The first port of call was the Applications Laboratory where His Royal Highness accepted an invitation to start a particle size measurement on the Mastersizer …
Malvern Events, Mastersizer range »
I had the pleasure of travelling to Washington DC earlier this week to the AAPS (Association of American Pharmaceutical Scientists) annual meeting to see for myself the excitement surrounding the launch of the new Mastersizer 3000. Being intimately involved with the marketing launch of the product my feet have hardly touched the ground for the last couple of months, so it was great to be able to talk with some of our current and prospective customers about what they think of the new Mastersizer product. The show was the first …Read the full story »
Zeta potential, Zetasizer range »
The recent bombshell story that some particles may be able to travel faster than light is fascinating. However, my thoughts are generally on particles that are larger than neutrinos – and how fast they move within a colloid. Not even approaching the speed of light, this velocity is dependent upon the zeta potential of participating particles.
What is zeta potential?
By applying an electric field across a dispersion, the velocity of the migration of charged particles towards the oppositely charged electrode can be measured. This measurement will be proportional to the magnitude …
Hello, my name is Severine Michel and I am the Marketing Executive for Process Systems. As you might have guessed from my name I’m French, but as I’ve now lived in Malvern for almost ten years England feels like home. The weather here can sometimes be a bit miserable and I wish I could speak English as easily and perfectly as my children but other than that I’ve got few complaints. Malvern is a really nice town to live in.
I handle all the marketing activities for the Process team at …
Morphologi G3, Particle shape, Particle size »
Hi – it’s Debbie here again. Although I’ve been quite busy over the last few weeks helping new Morphologi G3 users get started, I just thought I would take a few minutes to pass on a few more hints and tips about how you can get the best out of your Morphologi G3.
Issue: Where do I start when developing a new imaging SOP?
Tip: Employ fixed focus
Fixed Focus for first time measurements and SOP setup
A good tip when first setting up SOPs for the Morphologi G3 is to use fixed focus …
Corporate, Laser Diffraction, Mastersizer range »
Last week at BCEIA – the Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis - I saw the excitement as Malvern’s new Mastersizer 3000 particle size analyzer made its first appearance at this important show.
I’m delighted to say that we have enjoyed this kind of response to our systems in China ever since we made our first steps into the country 30 years ago, when we sold our first instrument here. Our commitment to China is long, and with the introduction of the Mastersizer 3000 we can celebrate 16 years with …
Well, what a great way to start a trade show!
I’m currently in the historic city of Nürnberg in Germany, where Malvern is exhibiting at this year’s Powtech/Technopharm event. I’m here with the new Mastersizer 3000 on the Malvern stand. We’re also holding a series of interactive customer workshops along side the show, giving peiople the chance to see the new system and also understand how important particle science is to the life of a Malvern product manager! If you want to find out more, come along to the Malvern stand in Hall 9-306 to grab an …
Laser Diffraction, Particle size »
Last week I swapped a heat wave in the UK for a decidedly wet East Coast of the US, to do some Mastersizer 3000 training for some of Malvern’s account managers, application specialists and technical specialists at two of our US offices: Columbia, MD, and Westborough, MA. With the launch under way, the teams were interested in the detailed applications capabilities of the new system. So, accompanied by the first set of customer samples for measurement on the system, the Malvern team gathered to test its performance.
Do you want cream …
Malvern Events »
Hello - this is my first blog for Malvern and I should start by telling you something about myself. Originally from the UK, I am Rheology Technical Specialist at Malvern Instruments in the US and I live and work near Boston; a great city, famous for baseball (RedSox), beer (Sam Adams), Harvard and MIT Universities and baked beans. I organise the Rheology Focus Forum for Malvern and if anyone has any topics for discussion or questions about being involved in this please let me know.
Rheology Society meeting, Cleveland, Ohio
I am currently …
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity around the launch of the new Mastersizer 3000, as the system makes its debut appearances in countries around the world.
If you’ve not yet seen the Mastersizer 3000 in action then why not take the opportunity while at Powtech next week (Nürnberg, Germany, 11-13 October)? Malvern Instruments will be demonstrating the Mastersizer 3000 and our specialists will be there to answer any questions you may have relating to general methods or specific applications.
Aim for perfect powders: visit Powtech, Hall 9, stand 306
As well …