Author Archives: Rob Norris


Rob Norris joined Malvern in 1994 as Commercial Manager for the UK, responsible for both sales and customer support functions. During this time he championed the development of a Global Key Account program which was focused primarily on major pharmaceutical and speciality chemical companies. Currently he is a member of the senior management team at Malvern and has direct responsibility for the development of the global Process business. He is responsible for a team dedicated to Process applications, providing specialist support to secure and deploy the best Process solutions to a wide variety of industries.

Published 17 Sep 2015

On-line Zetasizer trials at Severn Trent Water

Last week I attended the 6th International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter in Water (NOM 6) held in Malmo, Sweden This conference had an interesting mix of presentations from leading Researcher’s and the Industrial water supply chain including…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Jul 2015

Zetasizer WT: An upset detector for water treatment plants

Just last month we launched the Zetasizer WT, an on-line zeta potential measurement system designed specifically for water treatment plants, following years of working closely with partners in the water industry.  If you missed the launch event, you can catch…READ MORE >

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Published 14 Feb 2012

Let’s be partners

For many people, Valentine’s Day on 14 February is a time for celebrating partnerships – and finding a great partner is indeed a cause for celebration. In business, working with like-minded people to produce just the right solution for a…READ MORE >

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Published 15 Dec 2011

‘Why hasn’t everyone got one?’

With thoughts turning to the perfect gift in many nations across the world it’s a stretch to suggest that many will have an on-line particle size analyzer at the top of their list! What is interesting though, is that when…READ MORE >

Published 28 Nov 2011

Do-it-yourself or get some help – the choice is yours

There are lots of different ways of implementing any type of project – from signing up for a turn-key solution, or at the extreme, buying just the equipment you can’t fabricate in-house and doing every thing else yourself. Implementing automated…READ MORE >

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Published 7 Nov 2011

Maintaining trust

Because of the nature of our business – and because we find it so fascinating – we spend quite a lot of time talking to manufacturers about what they are really trying to achieve. One of the topics that often…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Jul 2011

Considerations for steering particle size

Through this blog you will find postings that talk about how particle size influences product quality: the bioavailability of a drug; the stability of a paint; and the mouth feel of chocolate; for example. Many manufacturing sectors monitor and control…READ MORE >

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Published 6 Jul 2011

A changing economic landscape in process analytics

Here in the UK, the Government’s recent decisions to become the first country in the world to impose a carbon floor price and to commit to a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions (relative to 1990 figures) by 2025, have met…READ MORE >

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Published 2 Jun 2011

Good, better, best

Talking to a major cement producer recently, one comment really stood out for me: “We’ve learned to operate the plant in a whole new way. Turns out we were turning the handle the wrong way – we needed to push…READ MORE >

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