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 leaders, will draw on the combined knowledge and experience of both companies in the design and development of advanced analytical equipment for the characterization of particulate, porous and complex materials. Working together, both companies will strengthen their ability to deliver customer-focused instrumentation solutions globally.

In the initial phase of this collaboration Particulate Systems will have the exclusive distribution rights for key Surface Measurement Systems products in selected regions of the US as well as in South America, Central America and the Middle East. These products include the DVS Dynamic Vapor Sorption Systems that utilize dynamic gas flow and the gravimetric technique to produce high-resolution adsorption and desorption isotherms of water and organic vapors on essentially any solid material.

In addition, Surface Measurement Systems will extend their service and support for customers in the US via the Particulate Systems’ extensive aftercare network. Particulate Systems will also have co-distribution rights to sell Surface Measurement Systems products in China.
Particulate Systems and Surface Measurement Systems will begin organizing joint academic meetings, symposia and other academic training programs to advance the development of particle and sorption technology starting in October 2009.

Preston Hendrix, president of Micromeritics, states: “Collaboration between the two organizations enhances our ability to offer advanced analytical tools to guide research, resolve problems in production and QC, and to expand the understanding of material structure in general. Joining forces with SMS provides the customers of both companies additional options for solving their analytical needs.”

Dr Daryl Williams, managing director and founder of Surface Measurement Systems, comments: “This new relationship builds on both a business and product synergy between our two companies which will allow us to provide total instrumentation solutions for many new research and development sectors.”