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7 Reasons to Attend - Pittcon 2018 Conference & Expo

February 21, 2018
Guest Author: Katherine Macchiarola Katherine is a Marketing Director at Malvern Panalytical in Westborough, MA, USA. In her 19 years with Malvern Panalytical she has held various roles, including X-ray diffraction (XRD) application specialist and product manager. She enjoys talking to customers about their research projects and challenges, and is looking forward to contributing more blogs that address customer interests and concerns. Katherine also has written several white papers – read her latest white paper here.

This year will be the 19th Pittcon in a row that I have attended (there should be an award for that, right?). Actually, Malvern Panalytical did receive an award from Pittcon 11 years ago for our then 50th anniversary of attending the conference. If you still have not made it to this annual gathering of the latest in laboratory equipment, educational courses and technical presentations galore, here are some reasons to consider heading to Orlando on February 26 (or Philadelphia in 2019):

1 – You can see the latest in analytical instrumentation, including systems newly launched at Pittcon. This year, the Malvern Panalytical booth #2118 will feature two brand new products on display – the Morphologi 4 automated particle image analysis and Morphologi 4-ID, and Epsilon 4 benchtop XRF system for fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis.

2 – You can test drive many analytical systems – live demonstrations are happening in many exhibit booths as well as the Live demo area of the exhibit floor. In the Malvern Panalytical booth #2118, we will have live demonstrations of the new Morphologi 4 system, Aeris benchtop XRD system, Epsilon 1 XRF system, ASD LabSpec® 4 NIR system, and ASD TerraSpec® Halo NIR system for mineral identification.

3 – You can take a 0.5-2 day course on that analytical technology you’ve been meaning to brush up on. The short courses are inexpensive and participants receive a certificate that you can show back at the office. Malvern Panalytical experts will be delivering short courses on topics ranging from particle size analysis and rheology to gel permeation and size exclusion chromatography. Check out the complete list of our courses here.

4 – You can bring your material challenges and analytical pains to Pittcon. Discuss new methods and capabilities with application and product specialists to solve your issues or shed more light (or X-rays) on your material’s properties. Booth 2118 will have specialists in particle size analysis, rheology, gel permeation chromatography, size and zeta potential analysis of nanoparticles, XRD, XRF, NIR, and sample preparation for XRF, ICP, and AA.

5 – With over 2000 oral presentations and posters on materials and topics including pharma and biopharmaceuticals, polymers, forensics, environmental, food, agriculture, fuels, water treatment, and nanomaterials, to name a few, you are sure to find out about new research on topics you care about. Check out the program here.

6 – You are supposed to eat an apple a day, and Pittcon is known for handing out fresh apples in the exhibit hall. 

7 – If you live north of the Mason-Dixon line as I do, you are cold and deficient in vitamin D. A trip to Florida is just what the doctor ordered…

So, if you are someone who identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages these laboratory scientists, Pittcon is the place for you. I hope to see you in Orlando!

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SME Annual Conference & Expo 2018

February 14, 2018


Gear up to come find Malvern Panalytical in Minnesota at the SME Annual Conference & Expo from February 25-28th! 

SME is the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. The annual conference event gathers together the mining and mineral community, comprised of engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. The society advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development.

ASD TerraSpec Halo 

We will have our ASD TerraSpec® 4 and portable NIR ASD TerraSpec Halo Mineral Identifier on display.

Additionally, we invite you to come learn about the product lines of Malvern PanalyticalFind the following instruments at Booth #2519

  • Aeris - X-ray benchtop diffractrometer; XRD can determine the mineralogical composition of all minerals present in an ore and can track process parameters during the beneficiation of ores. See a live demonstration of the incredible speed and resolution of Aeris.
  • Epsilon 4 - The newly launched Epsilon 4 benchtop X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) system will make its debut at this year's SME; the Epsilon 4 offers increased speed of measurements and excellent sensitivity to trace elements. XRF is used for in laboratory and at the mine site elemental analysis. XRF is cost-effective and reliable, used for exploration, grade control, process monitoring and assuring that the composition of waste is within the limits of environmental norms and regulations. 
  • Mastersizer - The Mastersizer range sets the standard for accurate and reliable particle size analyzers that are easy to use. The Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer delivers rapid, accurate particle size distributions for both wet and dry dispersions, measuring over the nanometer to millimeter particle size ranges. 
Don't miss this treasure. Discover Malvern Panalytical - explore what these instruments can do for your mining and mineral needs!


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Hang out with us in our Backyard at ASPRS!

January 30, 2018

Malvern Panalytical is in our own spatially located Denver, Colorado ASD backyard this year at the annual ASPRS (The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) conference

ASPRS, the imaging & geospatial information society, teams with ILMF (International LiDAR Mapping Forum) this year to create for a combined geospatial event you do not want to miss! Network with geospatial peers and colleagues, build your technical expertise via conference workshops, see technology solutions for mapping on display in the exhibitor hall!   

From February 5-7, find us at Booth #710, displaying and demonstrating the following instruments:

See what these field portable, ruggedized near-infrared (NIR) spectroradiometers and spectrometers can do to best assist your remote sensing efforts and measurements with increased precision and accuracy.

Don't fly under the LiDAR on this one... put us on your map and stop by!


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2017 ASD Webinar Season Series Summary

December 27, 2017


This year, ASD continued our webinar series initiative whereby we invited some of our well known ASD instrument users and customers to share and discuss their various and diverse application uses.

From Mars and malt barley to mosquitoes and postmortem bones, here is a look back at the interesting applications that made up ASD's 2017 webinar series (click on the image to watch the webinar on-demand!):   



August's ASD Webinar - Secondary Minerals and Hydrothermal Vents

August 17, 2017


August's ASD webinar speaker is Dr. Francesco Sauro, the Director for the European Space Agency (ESA) PANGAEA program. Through the PANGAEA course, Francesco educates and trains European astronauts with introductory and practical knowledge of Earth and planetary geology to prepare them to become effective partners of planetary scientists and engineers in designing the next exploration missions. The course has the goal of giving astronauts a solid knowledge in the geology of the Solar System, and ASD's TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier has been used in this training and as part of this course.

ASD and PAS at RIU Explorers 2017 - How ASD's TerraSpec® Halo is a Value Add for Your Organization

February 13, 2017

As the global mining industry outlook rebounds, are you proactively positioning your company to capitalize on your exploration efforts?

Visit With ASD At The AME Roundup 2017 Show!

January 12, 2017

Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017 is a conference bringing together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners to share ideas from every aspect of the industry with the goal of helping to shape the future of mineral exploration and development.  

3 Reasons to Visit ASD at the AGU Fall Meeting 2016

December 02, 2016


This year’s annual AGU® Fall Meeting, to be held December 12-16 in San Francisco, California, has an expected attendance of 24,000! The event will host many of the world's most respected Earth and space scientists, and showcase the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field. ASD is excited to be a part of this year’s event, participating with both a booth (#219) and a demo suite (MR1); ASD will be in the Exhibit Hall demonstrating the use of our FieldSpec® 4 and TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier instruments.

Visit ASD at the MINExpo International® 2016 Show!

September 20, 2016


MINExpo® is a mining technology show held every four years, representing all major mining regions of the world.  

On September 26-28, ASD will be attending and exhibiting at the MINExpo 2016 show in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Please come engage with our experts on the show floor, and visit with us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 26244!

ASD’s TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier will be on display at our booth and ASD Technical Representatives will be available to showcase and demonstrate how this full-range NIR spectrometer works. For exploration and mine geologists, the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier is an all-in-one mineral analysis system that allows you to immediately identify alteration minerals with a simple pull of a trigger for faster delineation of alteration, speedier core logging and quick confirmation of ore mineralogy.

We hope to meet you there!


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And now, a round of applause for our 2016 Students in Mining and Energy awardees!

June 07, 2016

Four students were selected from a group of applicants for inclusion in the 2016 Students in Mining and Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program.

Two students will be granted the temporary use of a TerraSpec® 4 Hi-Res mineral spectrometer system, which includes The Spectral Geologist (TSG®) Pro mineral analysis software. The other two students will receive temporary use of the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier, the all-in-one mineral analysis system that allows you to immediately identify alteration minerals with a simple pull of a trigger.

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