PANalytical acquires XRF laboratories from British Geological Survey

09:22 EST 10 Feb 2011 | BioPortfolio

10 February 2011: Leading analytical X-ray company PANalytical (Almelo, the Netherlands) has acquired the XRF laboratories from the British Geological Survey - BGS (Keyworth, United Kingdom). The acquisition further strengthens PANalytical’s leading position in delivering full application solutions. The laboratories will continue to deliver highly advanced X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis to BGS and work closely together on research projects in the field of geochemical analysis.

Dr. Simon Milner, Product Marketing Manager XRF, PANalytical, said: “Adding BGS’s expertise on standards preparation and XRF application development to PANalytical’s broad range of XRF products and services will allow us to further expand our range of high-quality application solutions assisting our customer in industry in maximizing the benefits of our XRF spectrometers.”

Professor John Ludden, Executive Director, BGS, said: “BGS use XRF for elemental analysis and chemical analysis, for research in geochemistry, forensic science and archaeology.” He continued: “The establishment of the PANalytical XRF labs at the BGS head office in Keyworth, near Nottingham, provides us with another tool to enhance external partnerships to improve the quality, reach and impact of our science.”

For full details of PANalytical’s range of analytical and process control solutions, visit:

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About British Geological Survey (BGS)
The British Geological Survey (BGS), a component body of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is the nation's principal supplier of objective, impartial and up-to-date geological expertise and information for decision making for governmental, commercial and individual users. The BGS maintains and develops the nation's understanding of its geology to improve policy making, enhance national wealth and reduce risk. It also collaborates with the national and international scientific community in carrying out research in strategic areas, including energy and natural resources, our vulnerability to environmental change and hazards, and our general knowledge of the Earth system. More about the BGS can be found at

About PANalytical
PANalytical is the world’s leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), with more than half a century of experience. The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.

PANalytical, founded in 1948 as part of Philips, employs around 900 people worldwide. Its headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.

The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001.

The product portfolio includes a broad range of XRD and XRF systems and software widely used for the analysis and materials characterization of products such as cement, metals and steel, nanomaterials, plastics, polymers and petrochemicals, industrial minerals, glass, catalysts, semiconductors, thin films and advanced materials, pharmaceutical solids, recycled materials and environmental samples.

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PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.

For press information, please contact

Richard Kent Kapler Communications
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T: +44 (0) 1480 479280; F: +44 (0) 1480 470343

For more press and product information:
PANalytical, Corporate Marketing & Communications Dept.
T: +31 (0) 546 534444; F: +31 (0) 546 534592


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