Malvern Instruments is a Spectris plc company.Founded in the late 1960s,the company is a manufacturer and supplier of laboratory analytical instruments,was influential in the development of the Malvern Correlator,and remains notable for its work in the advancement of particle sizing technology.The company produces technology for materials analysis;principally instruments designed to measure the size, shape and charge of particles. Additional areas of development now include equipment for rheology measurements,chemical imaging and chromatography.