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Porotec Becomes Part of VERDER Scientific

Friday, February 12, 2021

The VERDER Group/NL has acquired the German company Porotec GmbH, thus further expanding its particle characterisation business. Porotec develops and sells particle and porosity measurement instruments and is located near Frankfurt am Main. Porotec operates successfully as a dealer for Microtrac MRB, a company under the roof of the Verder Scientific Division also specialised in particle characterisation.

With the acquisition of Porotec, Microtrac MRB enhances its expertise and market position in gas adsorption, porosimetry and density measurement, and strengthens its German team in the areas application, sales and service. Porotec contributes relevant technical know-how and in-depth knowledge of the market. Microtrac MRB was established in 2020 by uniting the companies Microtrac Inc./US, MicrotracBEL Corp./US and RETSCH Technology GmbH/DE and provides the world’s widest product offering for particle characterisation.
Microtrac MRB currently prepares the market launch of the BELPORE mercury porosimeter, a niche technology in which Porotec is also very experienced and has a large installed base.
The Dutch technology group VERDER comprises the Scientific Division (laboratory instruments) and the Liquids Division (positive displacement pumps). The Scientific Division comprises the manufacturing companies QATM (solutions for materialography and hardness testing), RETSCH (sample preparation and particle analysis of solids), Microtrac MRB (systems for particle characterisation), ELTRA (combustion analysers for elemental analysis) and CARBOLITE GERO (laboratory as well as industry furnaces and ovens). The VERDER Group with approx 2000 employees is family owned in the 2nd generation and is today managed by Andries Verder.