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Materials Characterisation Analytical Instruments and Services

Founded in 1962, Micromeritics is a leading supplier of materials characterization analytical laboratory instrumentation and services.

Materials characterisation analytical laboratory

Founded in 1962, Micromeritics is a leading supplier of materials characterization analytical laboratory instrumentation and services.

Material characterization analytical laboratory instruments

The company manufactures a broad line of automated laboratory instruments that measure physical characteristics of powders and solids for fundamental research, product development, quality assurance, control, production, and process control applications.

Measurements obtained include particle size, particle shape, surface area, pore volume, pore and size distribution and material density.

Particulate Systems, a Micromeritics brand, provides instruments that measure nano particle size, zeta potential, particle shape, high-pressure adsorption isotherms, dynamic vapor sorption, activity and selectivity of catalysts, surface energy, segregation testing, powder strength, and determination of low levels of iron content in a variety of materials.

Micromeritics provides material characterisation instruments and applications support to the pharmaceutical industry.
The company's instruments measure the physical characteristics of powders and solids for research and quality control.
Pharmaceutical services include API characterization, excipient screening, identification of critical quality attributes, and QbD / PAT implementation.
Particle size analyzers measure nano particle size to large particles, zeta potential, and particle shape.
Micromeritics range of instruments measure surface area, porosity, and material density for the pharmaceutical industry.

Material characterization analytical services

Micromeritics operates Micromeritics Analytical Services (MAS) and Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services (MPS), which both provide contract sample analyses and consulting services.

Materials characterization services include: particle size, particle shape, particle count, nano particle size, surface area, micropore analysis, pore volume distribution, total pore volume, mercury injection capillary pressure, density, surface energy, dynamic water vapor sorption, TGA, DSC, magnetic content, zeta potential, microscopy, method development, method validation, and consulting services.

Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services (MPS) enables Micromeritics to expand its analytical service capabilities and meet the growing demand for contract services from the pharmaceutical industry.

Additional services include API characterization, excipient screening, powder flow properties, batch variability, identification of critical quality attributes, and quality by design (QbD) / process analytical technology (PAT) implementation.

Surface area and porosity analyzers

Micromeritics offers a variety of gas adsorption analyzers to fulfill almost any surface area and porosity need.

The 3Flex™ is a fully automated, three-station instrument capable of high-throughput surface area, mesopore, and micropore analyses.

Each analysis station is upgradeable from mesopore to micropore with its own set of pressure transducers.

The Tristar® II Series are automated, three-station, surface area and porosity analyzers capable of increasing the speed and efficiency of quality control analyses, with the accuracy, resolution, and data reduction to meet most research requirements.

It features a krypton option, allowing measurements in a very low surface area range. The Gemini® VII series surface area analyzers offer fast, accurate, and reliable surface area and porosity results.

Their low cost, small footprint, speed, accuracy, simplicity of use, reliability, and ruggedness make the Gemini series an ideal tool for teaching, research, and quality control environments. Low to high surface area measurements can be performed without requiring the use of krypton.


The AutoPore® V series porosimeters use mercury intrusion and extrusion to determine pore size distribution, total pore volume, percent porosity, density, compaction, compression, and fluid transport properties.

Enhanced data reduction package includes tortuosity, permeability, compressibility, pore-throat ratio, fractal dimension and Mayer-Stowe particle size distribution.

Particle size analyzers

The Saturn DigiSizer® II laser particle size analyzer utilizes advanced optics, CCD technology, and more than three million detector elements to deliver a high-resolution measurement of articulations in the scattering pattern.

This allows a high degree of size discrimination or resolution. It automatically determines organic and inorganic particle sizes ranging from 40 nanometers (nm) to 2.5mm.

NanoPlus utilizes photon correlation spectroscopy and electrophoretic light scattering techniques to determine nano particle size and zeta potential.

Compact and easy-to-use with an extended analysis range, intuitive software, and multiple sample cells to fit the user’s application, the instrument can measure particle size in the range of 0.1nm to 12.30μm with sample suspension concentrations from 0.00001% to 40% and zeta potential of sample suspensions in the -500 mV to 500 mV range with concentrations from 0.001% to 40%.


The AccuPyc® II 1340 is a fully automatic gas displacement pycnometer that produces high-speed, high-precision volume measurements and density determinations of powders, solids, and slurries with volumes of 0.01 to 350 cm³.

Gas pycnometry is recognized as one of the most reliable techniques for obtaining skeletal volume and density.

The GeoPyc® 1360 utilizes a quasi-fluid displacement medium composed of non-hazardous microspheres with a high degree of flowability that do not wet the sample or fill its pores.

It determines envelope volume and density of monolithic samples, as well as the bulk volume and density of powdered materials. GeoPyc pycnometer automatically calculates the total pore volume when the skeletal volume is known. It is non-destructive for most samples.

Particle characterization instruments

Micromeritics has provided material characterization instruments and applications support to most of the world’s top industrial companies and academic institutions whose applications include: pharmaceuticals, clays, ceramics, pigments, plastics, catalysts and catalyst support systems, paper coatings, geological cores, and metal powders.

The company operates direct offices located in the US, England, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, China, and Japan.

In addition, a specially trained local representative worldwide network sell and service Micromeritics’ material characterization instruments.

Porosity Solution Bundle

Skeletal and envelope volume measurements are important. However, the combination of the two allows the user to calculate percent porosity and the total pore volume.

Gas Adsorption Sample Preparation Device

The new Smart VacPrep is an advanced six-port system that uses vacuum to prepare samples by heating and evacuation. Each of the ports may be operated independently.

Pharmaceutical Services

Understanding physiochemical properties of drug substances, excipients,and finished products is crucial.

Improved Method Development Versatility with Micromeritics 3Flex

A requirement of any method development process is the ability to efficiently apply various investigational conditions to a sample to determine the optimal experimental parameters for increased resolution, accuracy, and characterisation.

11 September 2014

Micromeritics to Participate in UGA Undergraduate Programme Training

US-based Micromeritics, a leading supplier of materials characterisation analytical laboratory instrumentation and services, has announced it will be participating in pharmaceutical material testing technique training for a unique undergraduate programme offered by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.

4 September 2014

Micromeritics Releases Biochar Adsorption and Surface Area White Paper

A paper titled Analytical Options for Biochar Adsorption and Surface Area, co-authored by Hugh McLaughlin (Alterna Biocarbon), Frank Shields (Control Laboratories), Jacek Jagiello (Micromeritics Instrument), and Greg Thiele (Micromeritics Analytical Services) was recently presented at the 2012 US Biochar Conference, Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA.

17 October 2013

Micromeritics Releases 2013 Instrument Training Schedule

Micromeritics has released its 2013 instrument operator training schedule. These training classes are designed to help the beginner or experienced operator maximize the potential of their Micromeritics instrument.

7 October 2012

Join Micromeritics for its Dynamic Vapor Sorption Webinar

The fifth in Micromeritics' ongoing series of live webinars highlighting applications, theory and instrumentation showcases an examination of the dynamic vapor sorption materials characterization technique. This informative webinar will be broadcast at both 9am and 11am EST on Friday 19 November.

3 November 2010

Micromeritics Announces Formation of New Japanese Subsidiary

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, an industry leader in materials characterization, is pleased to announce the formation of its new Japan subsidiary headquartered in the Chiba prefecture. Micromeritics Japan was formed in March and has commenced commercial operations from its Chiba office loc

6 October 2010

High-Definition Digital Particle Size Analyzer – The Saturn DigiSizer II

Utilizing a state-of-the-art CCD detector containing over three million detector elements, Mie theory, and unique design and data reduction features, the Saturn DigiSizer® II high-definition digital particle size analyzer provides an extremely high level of resolution and sensitivity not ava

3 January 2010

Micromeritics and Surface Measurement Systems Announce Global Collaboration

Particulate Systems, a brand of Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, and Surface Measurement Systems are pleased to announce a global strategic collaboration starting October 2009. The collaboration between Micromeritics and Surface Measurement Systems (SMS), two acknowledged industry

3 November 2009

Micromeritics to Showcase a Variety of New Instruments at Interphex 2009

This year Interphex takes place 17-19 March at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Micromeritics, located in booth 426, will be introducing some of the latest developments in material characterization instrumentation. This year’s exhibition presents a great opportunity

10 March 2009

Micromeritics’ New TriStar II Surface Area and Porosity System

Micromeritics introduces the TriStar II 3020, a fully automated, three-station surface area and porosity analyser capable of increasing the speed and efficiency of quality control analyses with the accuracy, resolution and data reduction to meet most research requirements. The three analysis port

7 April 2008

New Highly Adaptable, Fully Automatic Pycnometry System

Micromeritics introduces the new AccuPyc II 1340 gas displacement pycnometry system: fast, fully automatic analyzers that provide high-speed, high-precision volume measurements and density calculations on a wide variety of materials. The AccuPyc completes most analyses in less than three minutes

7 June 2007

Micromeritics Introduces the New Elzone II 5390 Particle Size Analyzer

MICROMERITICS INTRODUCES THE NEW ELZONE II 5390 PARTICLE SIZE ANALYZER – COMBINING MODERN TECHNOLOGY WITH PROVEN METHODOLOGY Unlike other measurement techniques, the electrical sensing zone method is capable of accurately sizing samples of varying optical properties, densities, c

7 June 2007

Micromeritics Pittcon 2005 Preview

Pittcon (February 28 - March 4 in Orlando, Florida) is one of the world’s premier annual conferences devoted to laboratory science and instrumentation. Micromeritics, located in booth 1876, will be showcasing several products and the new ‘Micromeritics Analytical Services’ at this year’s exhibition.

11 February 2005

Micromeritics Confirm Software for the 21 CFR Part 11 Environment

Micromeritics confirm software was developed to address the many requirements specified by the 21 CFR Part 11 Final Rule published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce time to market of new pharmaceutical products. This confirm software is now offered with a Micromeritics suite o

28 January 2005

ASAP 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System

The new, fully automated ASAP 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System is an essential tool for providing surface area and porosity measurements for a broad range of applications such as pharmaceuticals, ceramics, carbons, catalysts, paint & coatings, propellants, electronics, cosmetics,

1 June 2004

Micromeritics Saturn DigiSizer 5200 High Resolution Laser Particle Size Analyzer

Utilizing a state-of-the-art CCD detector, Mie theory, and unique design and data reduction features, Micromeritics’ Saturn DigiSizer® 5200 automatically measures particle sizes ranging from 0.1 to 1000 micrometers in just minutes. Optional features such as fully automated sampling, low-volume and m

13 February 2004

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation

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Eugene Plaskylaan 140B
1030 Brussels

Micromeritics Ltd.

Unit 2 Chestnut House
178-182 High Street North
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
United Kingdom

Micromeritics China

No. 1025 Jaihuai Yuan
Hua-Ao (Epoch) Center
Hai Dian District
No. 31 Zi Zhu Yuan Road
Beijing 100089

Micromeritics SRL

Via W. Tobagi n. 26/7
20068 Peschiera Borromeo

Micromeritics France S.A.

Parc Alata
Rue Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
F-60550 Verneuil en Halatte

Micromeritics European Technical Centre

Avantis Science Park
Rutherford 108
D-52072 Aachen

Micromeritics GmbH

Avantis Science Park
Rutherford 108
D-52072 Aachen

Micromeritics Japan GK

5F Tokatsu Techno Plaza Building
501-5-4-6 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba

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