Materials Characterization: Company Announcements

LUM GmbH named Twinson International as a Chinese distributor and Lih-Yuan Enterprise as a Taiwanese distributor. Asia accounts for more than 30% of the company’s sales. Under an OEM agreement, Micro Imaging Technology will supply its tabletop rapid microbial identification system as an option for JMAR’s BioSentry Water Monitoring System. Particle size analyzer company NanoSight named NanoAndMore its exclusive US distributor. Anton Paar USA reported that 2006 sales increased 40% and that it now has 61 employees. Future-Tech established a Thailand subsidiary. Malvern Instruments was named the exclusive distributor of Farfield Scentific’s analytical instruments in the US, South America and Central America effective March 1. In March, the Zwick Roell Group opened its 56th local office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Setaram USA opened a new contract testing and applications lab in New Jersey. In May, Micromeritics appointed Peter Bouza, formerly with Beckman Coulter, as manager of Particle Sizing Market Development.

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