Materials Characterization

Company Announcements

Dynisco restructured in March, creating divisions to serve specific market segments, including Plastics, Rubber and Industrial, Oil and Gas, Life Sciences, and Test and Control.

Under an OEM agreement, Digital Light will supply REOLOGICA with photocuring accessories.

In April, Anton Paar GmbH announced the appointment of Dr. Othmar Ederer, general director of the Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherungs AG, to replace Dr. Horst Pirker on its three-person Board.

NETZSCH expects fiscal 2008 sales for the year ended June 30 to total €290 million ($408 million).

NETZSCH named Dr. Jürgen Blumm managing director in charge of sales, marketing and application for the Analyzing and Testing business unit on July 1, replacing Dr. Otto Max Schaefer, who resigned to concentrate on his role in managing the NETZSCH Group.

Setaram Instrumentation appointed Gary Etherington vice president, International Sales and Marketing, in May. Bruce Jamieson replaced him as president of Setaram’s US operation. He was most recently vice president, Sales and Services, at Labcyte.

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Pharma Polymers, a business line of Evonik Industries, are cooperating to advance the hot melt extrusion process in the pharmaceutical industry. The companies will serve drug manufacturers, mainly in Asia, with feasibility and demonstration trials.

Product Introductions

Setaram Instrumentation introduced the LABSYS evo line that operates up to 1600° C, consisting of a high-temperature thermogravimetric analyzer, a simultaneous thermal analyzer and a thermogravimetry differential scanning calorimeter, as well as new CALISTO software.

AMETEK Petrolab released the PetroOXY Oxidation Stability Tester.

Lloyd Instruments, an AMETEK company, introduced the Davenport PETPlus Intrinsic Viscosity Measurement Instrument for testing moisture-sensitive PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) polymers.

LECO launched the SC632 Sulfur/Carbon Determinator, which uses combustion/infrared detection.

Micromeritics Instrument announced in March that it will begin marketing an auxiliary selection of OEM laboratory instruments to be sold under the brand name Particulate Systems.

Oxford Instruments and Quantachrome Instruments developed a new cryostat designed for sorption studies at any temperature between 77 K and 200 K (-310 F and -100 F) using only liquid nitrogen as a cryogen.

In May, Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced a new service model for lab extruders, mixers, rheometers and viscometers that allows tailored service packages featuring seven options.

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