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Selangor, Malaysia, September 13, 2017 – DKSH Business Unit Technology, the leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, together with PANalytical, the world’s leading supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation, software and expertise, recently launched the PANalytical Epsilon 1 energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer for small spot analysis in Cambodia, Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

This new member of the Epsilon 1 family has been designed for small spot analysis, and is the most powerful benchtop spectrometer in its class. It provides a compact and cost-effective ‘out-of-the-box’ solution, ready for the analysis of small objects or small inclusions in rocks, electronic appliances, toys, jewelry or finished products.

The performance of the spectrometer meets the standard test methods required by different directives and regulations in various industry markets, like RoHS-2, WEEE and ELV for electronics and CPSIA for consumer goods. The Epsilon 1 is specifically designed to analyze a wide range of samples in accordance to these regulations, and meets the performance required by international test methods like ASTM F2617 for RoHS-2.

With over 15 years of strategic partnership, DKSH has been providing PANalytical with services ranging from sales and marketing, research and analysis, distribution, logistics and even after-sales services, from X-ray diffraction (XRD) such as Empyrean, to X-ray fluorescence (XRF) such as the Epsilon and Zetium range. DKSH will leverage its extensive global network with local channels including private and government owned research and development laboratories, commercial testing laboratories, manufacturers and academic institutions to grow the business of PANalytical in the South-East Asian market.

“The combination of hardware and software in the Epsilon 1 for small spot analysis provides you with flexible and robust spot-on elemental analysis”, according to Dr. Lieven Kempenaers, benchtop product manager at Malvern PANalytical.

Marco Farina, General Manager, Business Line Scientific Instrumentation, DKSH Technology, added, “With our unrivaled competence in X-ray analysis as well our wide market access of industrial laboratories and academic institutions, DKSH looks forward to introducing PANalytical Epsilon 1 Meso to the local customers.”

About PANalytical
PANalytical, a part of Spectris Group, provides solutions for highly reliable and robust chemical and structural analysis of a variety of materials. The combination of software and instrumentation, based on X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray scattering, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), near-infrared (NIR) and pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (PFTNA) technologies, provides customers with elemental and structural information on their materials and is applied in scientific research and industrial process and quality control in virtually every industry segment.

About DKSH
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 780 business locations in 36 countries – 750 of them in Asia – and 30,320 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 10.5 billion in 2016. DKSH was founded in 1865. With strong Swiss heritage, the company has a long tradition of doing business in and with Asia and is deeply rooted in communities and businesses across Asia Pacific.

DKSH Business Unit Technology is the leading provider of Market Expansion Services covering a broad range of capital investment goods and analytical instruments. The Business Unit offers total solutions in the areas of infrastructure, industrial materials and supplies, precision- and textile machinery, semiconductor, photovoltaic and electronics, agriculture, hospitality as well as specialized industrial applications. The service portfolio includes product sourcing, market entry consultancy, marketing, sales, application engineering and after-sales services like installations, maintenance and repairs. With 80 business locations in 18 countries and around 1,360 specialized staff, including 500 service engineers, Business Unit Technology generated net sales of CHF 385.4 million in 2016.