Netzsch recently announced that it has extended its product portfolio with the acquisition of Kinexus rotational rheometers and Rosand capillary rheometers from Malvern Panalytical Ltd. Netzsch Analyzing & Testing reports that the acquisition of the two rheometer product families is an extension to its existing product portfolio and an excellent addition to its established thermal analysis instruments.

Rotational rheometers help maintain parameters such as consistency and fluidity, which in turn allow predictions to be made about stability, texture, and shelf life. Capillary rheometers enable the optimization of process conditions and material properties for critical product functionality.

Netzsch will manufacture all instruments, as well as handle worldwide sales and support of the two rheometer product families. The company reports that it is committed to fulfilling all existing contracts with Kinexus and Rosand rheometer users, including the full-service range, applications, existing contract offerings, and spare parts availability. During the transition period, Malvern Panalytical will provide support to Netzsch so that the transition will be as smooth as possible for customers.

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