The Verder Group, headquartered in Haan, Germany, has announced the acquisition of Formulaction SA, based in Toulouse, France. As part of the group’s Scientific Division, Formulaction will be integrated into Microtrac MRB, a manufacturer of particle characterisation systems.
Formulaction develops laboratory equipment for analysing dispersion stability & shelf life, curing & drying processes and rheology. The addition of this company to the Microtrac MRB portfolio is expected to create a comprehensive suite of instrumentation for materials characterisation practitioners.
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This merger adds Formulaction’s Turbiscan, Curinscan, Fluidcam and Rheolaser product lines to Mictrac’s own brand portfolio, including SYNC Laser Diffraction, Nanotrac Dynamic Light Scattering, Camsizer Dynamic Image Analysis and Belsorp Gas Adsorption Analysis.
“Since its creation, Formulaction has been at the forefront of technical innovation in helping scientists to directly assess key properties of their materials from early development to final product design or ‘End Use Properties,’” stated Gerard Meunier, CEO of Formulaction. “The integration of the Formulaction product portfolio into Microtrac MRB opens huge opportunities for the expanded group to provide added value to customers in their pursuit of innovative product development by delivering high-quality solutions.”
Microtrac MRB’s and Formulaction’s combined technologies will provide a comprehensive portfolio of particle and material characterisation solutions. The move is hoped to offer both companies access to new markets and opportunities in:
- Particle Size and shape from 0.3nm to 135mm
- Surface and Pore Size Distribution using both physi- and chemisorption
- Catalyst Analysis
- Porosity and density measurements
- Dispersion stability and zeta potential analysis
- Curing and drying analysis
- Rheological Properties
“We have been witnessing the development of Formulaction for years and are impressed with the technology and the agility of the team,” added Andries Verder, CEO, Verder. “The addition of the people and products from Formulaction is an important building block in our drive to enable the progress for our customers in the world of particle characterisation.”