Malvern Panalytical technologies are used by scientists and engineers in a wide range of industries and organizations to solve the challenges associated with maximizing productivity, developing better quality products and getting them to market faster. Our mission is to create superior, customer-focused solutions and services to deliver tangible economic impact through chemical, physical and structural analysis of materials.
Underpinned by extensive industry knowledge and technical and applications expertise, Malvern Panalytical instruments help users better understand a wide variety of materials, from proteins and polymers to metals and building materials. Our technologies enable the measurement of parameters such as particle size, shape and zeta potential, biomolecular interactions and stability, rheological properties, elemental concentrations and crystallographic structure. Highly reliable and robust characterization of these properties is fundamental to predicting how a product will behave during use, to optimizing its performance and achieving manufacturing excellence.
Malvern Panalytical was formed by the merger of Malvern Instruments (Malvern, UK) and PANalytical, including ASD and Claisse (Almelo, the Netherlands) on 1st January 2017, and employs over 2,000 people worldwide. With R&D and manufacturing sites in North America, Europe and China, and a global sales and service presence, Malvern Panalytical provides unrivalled levels of customer support. Malvern Panalytical is a leader in the materials characterization market, developing expert analytical solutions which deliver superior actionable insight.
Controlling respirable silica in your mine or product manufacturing
Analytical techniques that help comply with stringent norms
Silica polymorphs are widely mined. But silica only becomes a serious threat when its particles get airborne during mechanical treatment. For instance during cutting, blasting, crashing and grinding, polishing, demolition etc. When inhaled, these particles can cause serious respiratory tract diseases and that is why occupational exposure needs to be seriously monitored and regulated.
Various techniques from atomic absorption, infrared spectroscopy to X-ray diffraction are used to analyse for airborne silica. Join our live webinar to understand the capabilities and limitations of various techniques. And why only certain techniques like XRD are accepted by ISO and EPA norms to fulfill accurate and low detection limits for airborne silica.