TA Instruments Acquires Germany-Based Rubotherm
TA Instruments recently announced the acquisition of Rubotherm GmbH of Bochum, Germany.
TA Instruments recently announced the acquisition of Rubotherm GmbH of Bochum, Germany. Rubotherm develops and manufactures analytical test instruments for thermogravimetric and sorption measurements that are used in both industrial and academic research laboratories in disciplines that include chemistry, material science, and engineering.
The Rubotherm instruments reportedly are based on a patented magnetic suspension balance that allows for contactless measurement of mass changes of samples in a closed reactor under controlled environments with high resolution and accuracy. Applications include gravimetric measurements over a wide temperature range, under vacuum or high pressures, using corrosives, toxics, or vapors as reaction atmospheres.
“Rubotherm brings a great new technology and capability to TA in the form of their patented magnetic suspension balance,” said Terry Kelly, president of TA Instruments. “The application of this technology in TGA opens new markets for TA and further extends our world leading position in thermal analysis.”
“We have provided for more than 25 years our high end measuring technology and services internationally with our small team from Germany,” said Frieder Dreisbach, managing director of Rubotherm. “It is the right time now to join the global organization of TA Instruments and provide higher quality services to our international customer base and new potential customers. We are very excited to offer our unique technology to a much broader scientific community through TA Instruments.”