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[22 Jun 2017 | ]

On Sunday 2nd July 2017, a team of 21 Malvern PANalytical employees and friends will be tackling a 250 meter stretch of the River Severn in Worcester in a Dragon Boat.  They will be competing against a number of other companies in an annual charity regatta event hosted by Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club.

A Dragon Boat racing team consists of 16 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson (provided by Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club).  They sit 2 abreast and each have one paddle, which, unlike in rowing, is not rigged …

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[25 Apr 2017 | ]

Exposition at scientific meetings:
How useful are they and can they help me to get a job?
A brief insight from the ACS meeting
If you follow my writings, you’d probably expect more detail about Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)… However, today I’d like to report on a recent conference we went to, the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, otherwise known as ACS. It is the world’s largest scientific society by number with close to 160k members.  There were over 17k registrants at the San Francisco meeting earlier this month, quite a turnout. With the constant …

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[4 Apr 2017 | ]

You all know now that at Malvern, we like producing regular content which is dedicated to you, depending if you are a student, researcher or scientist.
I really hope that this new Top Content from the last quarter will help you finding the best content from beginner’s guides as always to start with few of our techniques or advanced education materials. It’s still free to access these and more from our Resource Center. So don’t hesitate to visit our website if you want to see the full selection.
Malvern’s content is available …

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[20 Dec 2016 | ]

On Friday 16th December, UK Malvern employees donned our festive knitwear to raise money for a very worthwhile cause – Christmas Jumper Day 2016! Christmas Jumper Day is a fun and festive event organized by Save the Children, a UK-based charity supporting children around the world with both emergency relief and longer-term projects. Their Christmas Jumper Day is a fundraising initiative which encourages people to make a donation to Save the Children in return for wearing Christmas-themed jumpers.
Having taken part in Christmas Jumper Day last year, we were eager to …

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[17 Dec 2016 | ]

OK, so you have clearly heard of Malvern Instruments because you have visited this blog page!
Perhaps you use our products?
Maybe you’ve even met some of our employees?
Well, have you ever thought about working for us?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
Malvern has a background of growth and success over the last 45 years, and a reputation for being innovators, not only in our product design but in the way we build relationships with our customers. The Malvern culture is open, friendly and approachable and offers a working environment with …

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[9 Dec 2016 | ]

It’s lovely to work in the Malvern Instruments Headquarter at this time of year.  Our usually functional but slightly dull open plan offices are festooned with festive decorations, as each team and department tries to out-do the rest with the flashiest and gaudiest display possible. Of all the departments at Malvern, NPI (New Product Introduction) has really gone to town this year.  Maybe that’s because they have a secret weapon…. snazzy 3D printed, all singing, all dancing, exclusively designed decorations.
For the second year running, Rowena Innocent, Engineering Director, had organised a friendly competition to …

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[18 Aug 2016 | ]

Internships at Malvern Instruments
UK Helpdesk internship experience for a German Student
‘Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.’
-Ambrose Redmoon
My name is Tamara Hamberger and I decided to fly to England, because to get my EBBD-certificate (European Business Baccalaureate Diploma), I need to have an internship abroad for at least four weeks. And I wanted to go to a country where the main language is English. And so I applied for an internship with Principia School of Language, and they …

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[29 Dec 2015 | ]

2015 has been a great and productive year at Malvern Instruments with more than 100 blogs published! I thought that you might be interested in seeing what our 10 most popular blogs of the year turned out to be. We’ve seen all sorts: from super-technical pieces to exciting product launches, alongside funny stories and company news.
I really hope that like us, you enjoyed reading our blog which is becoming increasingly popular each year. 2015 is a record blogging year at Malvern, and we would like to thank you all for …

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[22 Dec 2015 | ]

Following the successful launch of our new Online Malvern Store earlier this year, we have been busy adding new items and improving the store with new website features.
The Malvern Store was already available to Malvern customers in Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA, and is now also available in France and Germany.

We have received positive feedback from store customers on how they find it quick and easy to order everyday consumables, as well as being able to see the price and availability of accessories, training and standards for their instruments. Whilst having the convenience …

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[27 Aug 2015 | ]

In today’s fast-paced marketing universe terms like “established” “recognized” “essential” and “widely used” in combination with “leader” have become so common that we hardly register when they appear out of context.  We have become fairly accustomed to these grandiose claims, and scientific instrumention is not exempt from boasting. The more reason to check the numbers…
 

More than 50K references for the Zetasizer
As of August 2015 there were more  than 50,000 references involving the Zetasizer on Google Scholar. When you are reading this, check it live, and it may already be a few more than …

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[16 Jul 2015 | ]

This summer, a 14 strong team of us from different departments at Malvern Instruments, plus a couple of our friends, came together as a crew and participated in a charity dragon boat race taking place in Worcester.  Malvern’s HR team were very supportive of our participation in the event and the company generously sponsored us and made donation to the charity.

We all had great fun throughout the event, from training sessions to setting up our tent and gazebo on the race day. We even managed a frisbee game in between races …

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[7 Jul 2015 | ]

My name is Thea Miksch and I recently visited Malvern Instruments for a six day work experience placement.  It was quite a big thing for me since I came from Germany to the UK for this placement. I was a little scared that I wouldn’t understand anything about the technology, but the Malvern employees were great at explaining it so even I got it!
One of the many things I learned is that there is science behind everything. I never thought of the particle size of chocolate or the viscosity of …

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[2 Jul 2015 | ]

A key part of my work within the HR department here at Malvern Instruments is to forge links with the local schools and to assist them in promoting STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) to their students. A second key strand of my role is to work closely with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), which aims to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and to encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career. One of my objectives for this year was to plan something …

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[23 Jun 2015 | ]

Last year we joined in with the celebrations for the first National Women in Engineering (NWED) day by profiling some of the amazing female engineers & scientists working here at Malvern Instruments – check it out here.  One of the things that makes me proud to work at  Malvern is the prominence of women across our manufacturing, NPI, applications & technical support teams at all levels.
Clearly though, with only 6% of engineering positions across the UK taken by women,  there is more work to be done in our schools, universities, …

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[19 May 2015 | ]

Last weekend a group of us from Malvern Instruments took on the challenge of walking the full length of the Malvern Hills to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcestershire.
One of the best things about the location of our head office is that we can see the hills every day as we arrive at work as they define the skyline behind the building.  To my absolute shame, despite working here for almost 18 months, I was yet to make it up to the hills for a walk.  I live …

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[28 Apr 2015 | ]

Kids are technology savvy these days. They are using smart phones, tablets and laptops from a very young age and there are apps targeted at toddlers and even babies. In some cases they learn to scroll, tap and flick before they have built their first tower of blocks.
Being able to understand how games and applications are developed is a very different thing to simply being a user, and this is where Code Club comes in.  So what is Code Club? It’s a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children …

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[1 Jan 2015 | ]

I’ve been editing Materials Talks for almost a year now, and what a year it’s been! The number of visitors to the blog was 75% higher in 2014 than the previous year;  a testament to the hard work and dedication of the ever-growing team who contribute their knowledge & time to creating great posts.
I have to say a special thank you to our regular authors – Ulf Nobbmann, Paul Kippax, Alan Rawle, Debbie Huck-Jones, Kristen Wilkinson and Steve Ball – I don’t know what we’d do without you.  And thanks to the authors …

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[15 Dec 2014 | ]

Hello! First I’d like to quickly introduce myself. I am Alice and I have been working for Malvern Instruments HQ for two months now as a Marketing Assistant. I’ve recently graduated in Commercial and Administrative Management, and Malvern offered me a fantastic opportunity with this position.  It’s great to have the opportunity to work at a global organisation like Malvern – all the business students dream about having a position which offers a challenging and exciting atmosphere.  Oh and I’m French by the way! Yes, that’s why the idea came to …

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Inside Malvern, Mastersizer, Morphologi G3, Particle shape, Particle size, Rheological and Viscosity, Tech Talk »

[20 Nov 2014 | ]

As Malvern Instruments were sponsors at this year’s Malvern Festival of Innovation, Andrew Brock and I were invited to give a talk at the Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing symposium.  We chose to talk about additive manufacturing (AM) – more commonly known as 3D printing – and the impact it has had on design and production at Malvern.
In the last few years here has been a lot of hype about 3D printing and the amazing opportunities it presents, from creating copies of human organs to aid surgeons, to printing your own car.  …

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[7 Nov 2014 | ]

Boo!  Did you guys miss me?  It’s Kristen Wilkinson, your faithful Malvern Instruments reporter of all things fun and charitable over here in Malvern Americas HQ in blustery Westborough, Massachusetts.  Sorry for my blogging hiatus- this pesky thing called “marketing work” got in the way! 🙂
Last Friday was Halloween and you already know it’s one of our favorite holidays to represent in the office.  Last year we had a chili cook-off and this year we turned it into a stew cook-off.  I got last place (womp womp) in the chilli (something …

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