Micromeritics Instrument Corporation is a leading global provider of solutions for material characterization with best-in-class instrumentation and application expertise in five core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size and shape; powder characterization; and catalyst characterization and process development.
Founded in 1962, the company is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, USA and has more than 400 employees worldwide. With a fully integrated operation that extends from a world class scientific knowledge base through to in-house manufacture, Micromeritics delivers an extensive range of high-performance products for academic research and industrial problem-solving.
Under its premium brand Particulate Systems, Micromeritics discovers and commercializes unique and innovative material characterization technologies that are complementary to core product lines.
The company’s holistic, customer-centric approach also extends to a cost-efficient contract testing laboratory – the Particle Testing Authority (PTA). The strategic acquisitions of Freeman Technology Ltd and Process Integral Development S.L. (PID Eng & Tech) reflect an ongoing commitment to optimized, integrated solutions in the industrially vital areas of powders and catalysis.
Freeman Technology (Tewkesbury, UK) brings market-leading powder characterization technology to Micromeritics’ existing portfolio of particle characterization techniques. The result is a suite of products that directly supports efforts to understand and engineer particle properties to meet powder performance targets. With over 15 years of experience in powder testing, Freeman Technology specializes in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders. In combination with detailed application know-how these systems deliver unrivalled insight into powder behavior supporting development, formulation, scale-up, processing and manufacture across a wide range of industrial sectors.
PID Eng & Tech (Madrid, Spain) complements Micromeritics’ renowned offering for catalyst characterization with technology for the measurement and optimization of catalytic activity, with a product range that extends to both standard and bespoke pilot scale equipment. Launched in 2003, PID Eng & Tech is a leading provider of automated, modular microreactor systems for the detailed investigation of reaction kinetics and yield. These products are supported by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of engineers with in-depth expertise in the design, construction and operation of laboratory units and process scale-up.
The Particle Testing Authority (PTA) provides material characterization services for fine powders and solid materials using Micromeritics’ instrumentation alongside complementary solutions from other vendors. With the certification and expertise to operate across a wide range of industries the PTA offering runs from single sample analysis to complex method development, method validation, new product assessment, and the analytical support required for large scale manufacturing projects. An experienced, highly trained team of scientists, engineers, and lab technicians works closely with every client to ensure that all analytical requirements are rapidly and responsively addressed.
Micromeritics has a strong global network with offices across the Americas, Asia, and Europe complemented by a dedicated team of distributors in additional locations. This ensures that local, knowledgeable support is available for every customer, in academia or industry. Micromeritics works across a truly diverse range of industries from oil processing, petrochemicals and catalysts, to food and pharmaceuticals, and at the forefront of characterization technology for next generation materials such as graphene, metal-organic-frameworks, nanocatalysts, and zeolites. Engineering solutions that work optimally for every user is a defining characteristic of the company.
Particle Testing Authority (PTA) is a contract laboratory with a world-class reputation specializing in the field of particle and powder characterization. Our approach is based on understanding our customers’ analytical needs coupled with responsiveness and flexibility in delivering high quality data and full reporting. We offer quick project turnaround with access to scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of developing new analytical techniques and methods. We offer quick sample turnaround and access to scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of developing new analytical techniques and methods. The services we offer include:
- Particle Size Distribution
- Particle Shape
- Particle Count
- Surface Area
- Micropore Analysis
- Pore Volume Distribution
- Powder Flow Characterisation
- Surface Energy
- Dynamic Vapor Sorption
- Percent Metal Dispersion
- High-Pressure Adsorption Isotherms
- Isosteric Heat of Adsorption
- Magnetic Content
- Zeta Potential
- Method Development & Validation
PTA is a DEA licensed, FDA registered, and cGMP compliant laboratory. To meet the analytical testing needs of our multinational clients, we also have labs Germany and China.
Some of the industries and markets PTA performs analytical testing and consulting for are: pharmaceuticals, batteries, fuel cells, semiconductors, filtration, chemicals, catalysts, coatings, petrochemicals, paper, polymers, minerals, and industrial powders among many others.