Particle Characterization

Address: 348 Circuit Street, Hanover, MA 02339, USA
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Sturtevant, Inc. is the leading family-owned manufacturer of material processing equipment including its patented Micronizer® jet mill which produces sub-micron sized particles, Powderizer® an air-swept impact mill with integral classifier, Simpactor® and Infestroyer, centrifugal, pin-type impact mills and three types of high performance air classifiers that separate fine and coarse particles with precision and accuracy.

Business Website Address: www.sturtevantinc.com/
Business Phone or Fax: Fax: 781-829-6515
Address: 19, Forest Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456, USA
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Hielscher Ultrasonics specializes in the design and manufacturing of high power ultrasonic homogenizers for lab, bench-top and production level. Ultrasonic power is an effective and energy-efficient means to apply high shear and intense stress to liquids, powder/liquid mixtures and slurries. This makes it a strong alternative to high shear mixers, high pressure homogenizers and agitated bead mills.Hielscher ultrasonic devices are in use worldwide as laboratory mixers, high shear mixing equipment, full-size in-line homogenizers or particle mills. The applications span mixing, dispersing, particle size reduction, extraction and chemical reactions.

Hielscher ultrasonic devices are used in the synthesis of nanomaterials as well as in the formulation of compounds and composites containing nanomaterials. This includes the use of ultrasonics during precipitation and the deagglomeration of nano-size materials, like metal oxides or carbon nanotubes.

Ultrasound is used in the formulation of paints and coatings for: emulsification of polymers dispersing and fine milling of pigments size reduction of .

Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly alternative for the cleaning of continuous materials, such as wire and cable, tape or tubes. The effect of the cavitation generated by the ultrasonic power removes lubrication residues like oil or grease, soaps, stearates or dust.

Business Website Address: http://www.hielscher.com/lab.htm
Address: 400 Valley Road, Warrington, PA 18976, USA
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Polysciences, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty and fine chemicals used in research and industrial laboratories. Many of our products are used in microscopy, histology, hematology, cytology, and biotechnology disciplines. Additionally, we specialize in the manufacture of monomers, polymers, and microspheres for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and electronic industries. Our microsphere products are designed for diagnostics, research, and flow cytometry applications and support validation/QC programs for analytical instruments.

Product Categories include:
Monomers & Polymers
Microspheres & Particles
High Performance Adhesives, Coatings & Encapsulants

Business Website Address: www.polysciences.com
Business Phone or Fax: Fax (215) 343-0214
Address: 750 Blue Point Road, Holtsville, NY 11742, USA
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Brookhaven Instruments manufactures quality analytical instruments used in research, development, process and quality control.

Products include:
Particle Size Analyzers
Zeta Potential Analyzers
Molecular Weight Analyzers
Chromatography Detectors
Laser Light Scattering Instruments
Software & Services

Business Website Address: http://www.brookhaveninstruments.com
Address: 2 Shaker Road, Unit D201, Shirley, MA 01464, USA
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Proudly supplying Industry and Universities with Laser Micromachining systems and Imaging systems for almost 30 years. Our dedicated and experienced team is available to answer your questions.
In 1977 the company was one of the first spin-outs from Oxford University in the UK. Since then it has always been a free standing, privately owned business working with advanced laser technologies and their applications.
The company started by producing advanced gas lasers and was soon producing its own Copper Vapour Lasers (CVLs). Through the 1980s they were used extensively for uranium enrichment for nuclear power. In 1990 the break-up of the Soviet Union lead to large quantities of enriched uranium becoming available and the demand for uranium enrichment dried up.
However, the CVL with its nano second pulse length, high power and excellent beam quality was the ideal laser for the new technology of short pulse laser micromachining and the company evolved naturally into this field. This CVL heritage meant that we one of the first companies in the field and since 1990 we have run 1000s of different jobs in our Application Lab. This gives us a unique width and depth of experience. We also use this experience in the design of our micromachining systems, allowing us to supply the ideal system and its associated process for a particular application.
In the last 20 years solid state laser technology has evolved steadily and now these are the lasers of choice for short pulse micromachining. Today we would offer a CVL only in the most exceptional circumstances.
The CVL, with its ability to produce a stream of high power nanosecond pulses also makes an ideal light source for imaging small, high speed particles. In parallel with its move into micromachining the company formed its Imaging Division, dedicated to the measurement and analysis of small fast moving particles, sprays, short events and high brightness processes such as welding.
Imaging Products include:
Spray Pattern and Plume Geometry Measurement
Particle Size Measurement
Flame and Weld Viewing
Lasers for High Speed Imaging
Particle Image Velocimetry

Laser Micromachining Products include:
Laser Micromachining Systems
Sub-Contract Laser Micromachining
Laser Micro Drilling
Laser Micro Cutting
Laser Micro Patterning
Laser Micro Scribing
Micromachining Case Studies
Materials

Business Website Address: http://www.oxfordlasers.com
Address: Research Drive STE 39, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
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XiGo Nanotools particle technology measures the particle liquid interface of suspensions without dilution, providing a sensitive tool for research and development as well as quality assurance.

You don’t have to be a “nanotechnologist” in order to generate meaningful results. Our software is designed so that measurements can be performed with little operator training, making our technology accessible to R&D and QC/QA/in-Process applications.

Xigo’s patented technology is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and, although small in size, functions as a portable NMR machine, capable of a wide range of standard NMR tests in addition to surface area measurements.

Xigo seeks to provide devices that help scientists, researchers and corporations improve the performance of nanomaterials ushering the transition of these materials from the research laboratory to commercial applications.

Business Website Address: www.xigonanotools.com
Address: 374 Pulaski Highway, Goshen, NY 10924, USA
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Founded in 1996 as the exclusive North American agent for SI Analytics, a Xylem Company, Lab Synergy has grown into the leading world supplier of analysis and measurement equipment. We are proud to be the global applications-based solutions provider of high-end scientific lab equipment from the industry’s top European manufacturers.
Our philosophy is simple: to provide multiple solutions to the same end user by representing manufacturers with synergistic laboratory equipment. You will see that many of our product lines are compatible with each other, providing more comprehensive analysis abilities that streamline and simplify your work process.
We don’t just sell you equipment. Our experienced staff provides extensive technical consultation prior to any sale to make sure you purchase the lab equipment that will best serve your needs. We are also here for you after the sale, providing instrumentation repair and fulfilling service contracts.
Our products are relied on by professionals across a broad spectrum of industries, including: food and feed, agricultural, environmental, water and waste water, pharmaceutical, oil and petroleum, academia, cosmetics, plastics and polymers, government laboratories, specialty chemicals, bakeries and mills, nuclear facilities, civil engineering, asphalt and concrete, textiles, and other industrial laboratories.

Products include:
Elemental Analysis
Polymer Viscosity
Milling & Grinding
Particle Size
Dividing & Feeding
Lab Meters
Spectroscopy

Business Website Address: www.labsynergy.com
Address: 65 Liberty St., Metuchen, NJ 08840, USA
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SPEX® SamplePrep was founded in 1954 to provide superior sample preparation equipment and supplies for spectroscopists. Our equipment is used to prepare samples for a wide range of analytical technologies including XRF, ICP, GCMS and PCR. Other applications include Particle Size Reduction, Cryogenic Grinding and Pressing & Pelletizing. Our goals for our customer’s sample preparation is to increase throughput, ensure reproducibility and to minimise cross contamination.

Products include:
Mixing & Blending
Grinding & Pulverizing
Pressing &b Pelletizing
Borate Fusion

Fields of Application include:
Glass & Ceramics
Cement, Slag & Fly Ash
Materials Science
Polymers
Catalysts
Nanotechnology

Business Website Address: http://www.spexsampleprep.com
Address: 85 Bolton Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
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Izon Science designs and manufactures precision instrumentation for nano- and micro-scale particle analysis. The instruments are now in use in a wide range of research institutes and universities around the world.

The basis of Izon’s instrumentation is a unique, dynamically tunable nanopore technology platform which utilises a technology called Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS). This technology platform is world-leading in offering an affordable, robust and highly flexible technology for real-time detection, quantitation and characterisation of individual particles at the nanoscale, across a wide range of applications.

TRPS offers a unique alternative to the existing laser-based technologies available on the market. It offers applications not previously available to researchers and at a fraction of the cost of the incumbent technologies.

Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS) technology enables measurements of nanoparticles suspended in electrolytes, as opposed to the estimates provided by light scattering techniques. A scientific measurement must be quantifiable and reproducible, delivering as a minimum:

1. The concentration of particles in the fluid as a number of particles per unit volume of fluid, across a specified detectable particle size range.
2. An accurate size distribution of these particles ideally plotted as a histogram of concentration vs particle diameter (or volume).

TRPS is the only technology that delivers these fundamental requirements, and in addition can measure the surface charge of individual nanoparticles.

Business Website Address: http://www.izon.com
Address: 22 W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018-6262, USA
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NanoMaterials Ltd. (Apnano) was established in 2002 and after its acquisition in 2013 became a fully owned subsidiary of the leading American company Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc. (NIS). NanoMaterials specializes in development and production of inorganic, multi-layered nanofullerenes and nanotubes, based on exclusively patented platform technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
These tungsten disulfide (WS2) based nanomaterials opened up new possibilities for developing extreme performance lubricants, coatings and polymer composites. The composition and morphology of these materials create a unique mechanism of friction-induced tribofilm release. The exfoliated nanoparticles attach to working-surfaces, fill in wear crevices and coat working surfaces with a continuous super-lubrication layer. This “surface reconditioning” effect was instrumental in the successful development of NIS’s Corp, award winning NanoLub® family of Extreme Pressure (EP) Anti-Wear (AW) and Anti-Friction (AF) lubrication additives. The Company’s R&D department is involved in extensive research and testing for additional WS2 based applications in the field of lubricants, coatings and polymer composites for such industries as defense, mining and metalworking.

NanoMaterials’ inorganic nano-particles can be incorporated into polymer matrices to increase their strength and fracture toughness, and enhance their tribological and thermal properties.
NanoMaterials’ multi-layered WS? nano-particles tackle one of the key problems of carbon nano-tubes, which is high rates of defects and agglomeration that translate to problematic dispersability.

Business Website Address: http://www.apnano.com/