Materials Analysis provides products that enable customers to determine structure, composition, quantity and quality of particles and materials, during their research and product development processes, when assessing materials before production, or during the manufacturing process. Our products help customers to improve accuracy and speed of materials analysis in the laboratory. We see a growing demand for the application of our solutions in quality and process control. Our key customers in this segment are leaders in the metals, minerals and mining, pharmaceutical and academic research industries. The operating companies in this segment are Malvern Instruments, PANalytical and Particle Measuring Systems. Malvern Instruments and PANalytical merged on 1 January 2017.