As a global leader in the field of laser diffraction, Malvern
Instruments has welcomed the release of ISO13320:2009, a new standard for
this key particle sizing technique. Building on a knowledge base that has
advanced significantly over the preceding decade, ISO13320:2009 is an essential
resource for instrument manufacturers and users alike. By emphasising
applications and the need for well-defined procedures, it also clearly points
the way for future developments.
Commenting on the publication of the new standard, Paul Kippax, Malvern's
Product Manager for Diffraction Products said, "Malvern has been happy to
contribute expertise to shape this valuable document and is especially pleased
that it includes much improved advice on method development and optical model
selection. This reflects a marked growth in application knowledge in recent
years. There is now substantial guidance to enable users to get the most from an
investment in a laser diffraction analyzer. Looking to the future, the challenge
for manufacturers is to reduce the burden of method development, making it
easier for all users to fully exploit this knowledge base."
A pioneer of laser diffraction for more than three decades, and with a team
of industrial specialists who cover every sector that routinely uses the
technology, Malvern delivers the highest possible levels of application support.
The company's well-established Mastersizer 2000 laboratory laser diffraction
system already permits full implementation of the new guidance with respect to
sampling, dispersion and measurement, allowing users to take immediate advantage
of the latest advice. Malvern's definitive Masterclass series of on-demand
webinars clearly and concisely covers the majority of topics raised in the new
standard and providing a highly informative starting point for those wishing to
adopt best practice, in line with the guidance enshrined in ISO13320:2009.
Read more in the article 'Setting new standards for laser diffraction
particle size analysis' by Drs Alan Rawle and Paul Kippax of Malvern Instruments
which examines each aspect of the measurement process for the revised
ISO13320:2009 standard at http://www.malvern.com/common/downloads/campaign/MRK1399-01.pdf