Particulate Systems, a brand of Micromeritics
Instrument Corporation, and Surface Measurement Systems Limited are pleased
to announce a Global Strategic Collaboration starting October 2009.
The collaboration between Micromeritics and Surface Measurement Systems (SMS),
two acknowledged industry leaders, will draw on the combined knowledge and experience
of both companies in the design and development of advanced analytical equipment
for the characterization of particulate, porous, and complex materials. Working
together, both companies will strengthen their ability to deliver customer-focused
instrumentation solutions globally.
In the initial phase of this collaboration, Particulate Systems will have
the exclusive distribution rights for key Surface Measurement Systems products
in selected regions of the United States as well as in South America, Central
America, and the Middle East. These products include the DVS Dynamic Vapor Sorption
Systems that utilize dynamic gas flow and the gravimetric technique to produce
high-resolution adsorption and desorption isotherms of water and organic vapors
on essentially any solid material. In addition, Surface Measurement Systems
will extend their service and support for customers in the USA via the Particulate
Systems' extensive aftercare network. Particulate Systems will also have
co-distribution rights to sell Surface Measurement Systems products in China.
Particulate Systems and Surface Measurement Systems will begin organizing
joint academic meetings, symposia, and other academic training programs to advance
the development of particle and sorption technology starting in October 2009.
Preston Hendrix, President of Micromeritics states that "collaboration
between the two organizations enhances our ability to offer advanced analytical
tools to guide research, resolve problems in production and QC, and to expand
the understanding of material structure in general. Joining forces with SMS
provides the customers of both companies additional options for solving their
Dr. Daryl Williams, Managing Director and Founder of Surface Measurement Systems,
comments that "this new relationship builds on both a business and product
synergy between our two companies which will allow us to provide total instrumentation
solutions for many new research and development sectors."