Adhesives Magazine

Malvern Instruments Acquires Viscotek Corp.

January 24, 2008

Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments has acquired Viscotek Corp., a leading provider of chromatography solutions for the characterization of natural and synthetic polymers and proteins.

Malvern Instruments is a world-class supplier of systems for the characterization of particulate materials, providing complete application solutions across a broad range of industries. The acquisition of Viscotek brings new and complementary technologies and expertise into the company, adding Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Flow Injection Polymer Analysis (FIPA) and Dilute Solution Viscosity (DSV), and extending the range of characterization solutions offered.

“Viscotek has a long-established reputation for innovation and quality, and there is a close and complementary fit between the Viscotek product range and Malvern’s, for both protein and polymer applications,” said Paul Walker, managing director of Malvern Instruments. “This acquisition will increase the characterization capabilities of Malvern’s existing nanometrology product lines.”

For more information, visit www.malvern.com.