Particle Technology Labs is a premier service laboratory, dedicated to quality particle size and characterization. Our services include but are not limited to:
• Particle Size
• Surface Area/Pore Size
• Image Analysis
• Powder Rheology
• Zeta Potential
• Physical Measurements
Particle Size Analysis
PTL has a wide range of particle size instrumentation to ensure each sample is analyzed using the most appropriate technique. Particulate can be measured from several nanometers to several millimeters in size, with the potential to also determine the particle concentration.
Measures particle size of liquids or powders using a wet or dry suspension on a volume basis.
Laser Diffraction Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following laser diffraction equipment available:
• Malvern Mastersizer S
• Malvern Mastersizer 2000
• Beckman Coulter LS13 320
• Microtrac X-100
Coulter Counter Technique/Electric Sensing Zone analyzes liquids and powders in an electrolyte suspension. Statistical Analysis on a volume, number and particle concentration basis.
Electrozone Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following electrozone equipment available:
Single particle optical sensing instrument. Counts and sizes each individual particle. Can obtain volume, number and concentration information.
Photozone/Light Obscuration Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following photozone/light obscuration equipment available:
• AccuSizer Model 770
• Hiac/Royco Model 8000A
Particle size of nano-sized particles measured on an intensity basis.
Photon Correlation Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following photon correlation equipment available:
• Malvern Zetasizer Nano
• Microtrac UPA 150
• Nicomp 380/ZLS
Particle Shape and Size Analysis
Distribution analysis by size/shape including Number, Volume, Sphericity and/or Aspect Ratio
Particle Shape and Size Analysis Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following particle shape and size analysis equipment available:
• Beckman Coulter RapidVue
• Malvern PharmaVision
Measures particle size of dry powders on a weight basis by passing through a stack of sieves. Typically for large material >45 microns (USP<786>)
Sieve Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following sieve analysis equipment available:
• ATM Sonic Sifter
• Alpine Air Jet Sieve
• Retsch AS 200, Cenco, Humbolt Sieve Shakers
Measures the particle size of liquids and powders based on the rate of sedimentation.
X-Ray Sedimentation Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following sedimentation equipment available:
• Sedigraph Model 1500
Measure dry powders on aerodynamic basis.
Aerodynamic Instrumentation Available
PTL has the following aerodynamic equipment available:
• TSI Aerosizer LD 8050