The majority of industrial materials and products consist of solids and powders. Particle sizing, size distribution and particle shape are important physical characteristics that highly influence the behavior during processing and handling of powders, like flowability, transport and storage. Laboratory particle sizing analysis by characterization of size distribution and shape is a strong tool in R&D and Quality Control environment and important in various areas such as: crystal growth, ceramic and alloy properties, emulsions stability, catalyst activity, paint appearance and performance, wastewater management, and so forth
Closely related to particle sizing analysis is the droplet size distribution of sprays, nebulizers and other aerosols. Droplet size analysis is mainly used to optimize nozzle design, enhance inkjet printing technology, restrict excessive use of pesticides and increase medicine effectiveness.