Norcross, GA 6/18/18—Micromeritics International, a manufacturer of advanced materials characterization products, has acquired Freeman Technology for an undisclosed amount. Freeman Technology specializes in the measurement of powders’ behavior properties, including powder flow properties. “Not only does it expand our portfolio of products and solutions in high-growth market segments where we are already active and have a large, global base of customers, but Freeman Technology’s strong scientific and applications focus is very much in line with the pre-­ and post-­sales support customers have come to expect from Micromeritics,” stated Micromeritics President Preston Hendrix. As a spokesman for Micromeritics told IBO, “Freeman Technology’s range of tools for powder characterization not only expands Micromeritics’ portfolio in market segments where the company is already well established but will also increase the product offering in complementary and emerging sectors. In addition, Freeman’s focus on applications and scientific understanding, and dedication to customer support, is consistent with the approach users have come to expect from Micromeritics.” Freeman Technology has 20 employees. The purchase adds rheometry to Micromeritics’ extensive line of materials characterization techniques, which includes products sold under the Particulate Systems brand name, in particular complimenting its powder characterization systems. Competitors in the powder rheometer market include Anton Paar and Brookfield Instruments (AMETEK). Based in the UK, Freeman Technology was established in 1989. Its products include the FT4 Powder Rheometer. Among the end-markets served by the company are the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, powder coatings and cosmetics industries.

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