New Castle, Delaware, USA. January 30, 2014 – TA Instruments today announced the acquisition of LaserComp (Saugus, MA). LaserComp, a privately held company, is an industry-leading manufacturer of thermal conductivity test instruments.
LaserComp heat flow meters and guarded hot plate systems are capable of measuring thermal conductivity on a wide range of samples, over a broad temperature range. They are routinely used to perform tests that meet many ASTM, ISO, and EN standards in laboratory and production environments.
Commenting on the acquisition, TA Instruments President Terry Kelly said, “Our portfolio of products for measuring thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and thermophysical properties is unrivaled. LaserComp systems are well recognized for their accuracy, durability, and ease of use. They are a perfect complement to our fast-growing laser flash and xenon flash systems. Combining LaserComp’s 20 years of experience in thermal conductivity measurements with TA’s expertise in thermal analysis development and manufacturing will provide our customers with high performance systems backed by the superior service for which we are known.”
TA Instruments – a subsidiary of Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) – is the leading manufacturer of analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology, and microcalorimetry. The company is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware, USA, and has direct operations in 23 countries.