NSL Analytical Services use the Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Instruments to extend testing capabilities.
NSL Analytical Services use the Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Instruments to extend testing capabilities.

In PM, particle size and particle size distribution are critical, performance-defining variables. In the past, NSL met the associated need for particle size analysis through an out-sourced service but with growing demand, the decision was taken to bring this increasingly important analytical method in-house.

“Our customers need particle size and particle size distribution data to optimize their products and the processes used to manufacture them,” said Brian Bacher, technical specialist at NSL. “We made the decision to invest in our own laser diffraction particle size analyser to ensure fast and efficient turnaround in the face of growing demand.”

Malvern's Mastersizer 3000 has a small footprint and dynamic range of 0.01 to 3500 microns and delivers wet and dry particle sizing for a selection of sample types. It includes features that inform method development and transfer as well as making it easier to verify measurement stability in real time.