The particle people

In this issue of Industry Update, we are honoured to select Sympatec as our Particle Analysis Instrument Supplier Company of
the Month.

As the pioneer of dispersion and measurement of dry particle systems, Sympatec revolutionised particle size analysis in terms of speed, precision and product adaptability. It was founded as a spin-off of the Technical University of Clausthal in 1984 by engineer Stephan Röthele and partners. With around 200 employees at more than 20 of its own locations in 12 countries and a network of qualified and long-standing partners, Sympatec has a strong international organisation to open up the industrialised world in more than 80 countries.

Categorising itself as ‘The particle people,’ this privately owned family-company has been hailed as a significant innovator in the development, production and quality-control of even the most challenging particulate systems. The vision of ‘better particles’ characterises the company’s innovation strategy and is implemented by providing the ‘best instruments’ for particle analysation.

With almost 40 years of experience in the field of particle characterisation, Sympatec has widened its portfolio continuously. From dry to wet dispersion, using laser diffraction, dynamic image analysis, ultrasonic extinction and dynamic light scattering sensors, Sympatec covers a wide range of applications for laboratories and process industries. This technology leader convinces with the outstanding quality of its measuring systems, a pronounced customer proximity and a recognised application know-how that is second to none.

We spoke to Andrew France: Sales Director for UK & Ireland to find out more, “We are based in Bury, near Manchester and offer expert sales and support to our customers across UK and Ireland. Our instruments offer particle analysis across a range of industries, such as building materials, ceramic, food and beverage, metal powders and research, with our biggest customer base from the pharmaceutical sector. We offer on-site demonstrations of our state-of-the-art laboratory systems, for interested parties. Our range of instruments includes sensors, dispersing units, dosing units, sampling, peripherals, and application software. Dry dispersion for example, is ideal for the analysis of dry powders, granulates and fibres, across fine and coarse particles respectively.”

“The RODOS dry disperser works with sample volumes ranging from milligrams to kilograms to offer industry-leading dry dispersion to our HELOS laser diffraction and QICPIC dynamic image analysis systems.”

“Looking to the future, we are hoping to work more with the upcoming additive and battery technology industries. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is defined as the technologies that essentially construct 3D objects by purposefully adding layers of plastic, metal, concrete, even human tissue. The UK has been an early adopter of Additive Manufacturing and demand is set to increase over the coming years.”

“With battery technology industry, our technologies are ideal for particle size and shape distribution measurements, to offer additional insight into the wet and dry processes employed within battery production.”

Sympatec UK will be exhibiting at the following trade shows:
Dry Delivery to the Lungs (DDL): 6th-8th December 2023, Edinburgh International Centre.

For more information, please see the contact details below and website:
T +44 (0)161 763 5757