• Merger Brings Opportunities in Materials Characterisation 
    Gerard Meunier, CEO of Formulaction (left) and Andries Verder, owner of the Verder Group

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Merger Brings Opportunities in Materials Characterisation 

May 15 2023

French laboratory equipment provider Formulaction SA has been acquired by the Verder Group and will be integrated into the organisation's Microtrac MRB division, a leading manufacturer of particle characterisation systems.

A recognised innovator in the field of laboratory equipment for analysing dispersion stability & shelf life, curing and drying processes and rheology, the addition of Formulaction to the Microtrac MRB portfolio will create a comprehensive suite of instrumentation for materials characterisation practitioners, complementing the group’s existing capabilities in laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering, image analysis and gas adsorption analysis instruments.

The acquisition also offers both companies access to new markets and opportunities in:

  • Particle Size and shape from 0.3nm to 135mm,
  • Surface and Pore Size Distribution using both Physi- and Chemisorption,
  • Catalyst Analysis
  • Porosity and Density measurements
  • Dispersion Stability and Zeta Potential Analysis
  • Curing and Drying Analysis
  • Rheological Properties

CEO of Formulaction, Gerard Meunier said: “Since its creation Formulaction has been at the forefront of technical innovation in helping scientists to directly assess key properties of their materials from early development to final product design or 'End Use Properties'. The integration of the Formulaction product portfolio into Microtrac MRB opens huge opportunities for the expanded group to provide added value to customers in their pursuit of innovative product development by delivering high quality solutions.”

Verder CEO, Andries Verder stated: “We have been witnessing the development of Formulaction for years and are impressed with the technology and the agility of the team. The addition of the people and products from Formulaction is an important building block in our drive to enable the progress for our customers in the world of particle characterisation.”

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