Particle Testing & Manufacturing

Particle Technology is one of the UK’s leading specialists when it comes to particles and their effects – serving various industries including automotive, aerospace, defence, medical, pharmaceutical and telecommunications, for over 30 years.

Test Dust Manufacturing & Supply

We specialise in the manufacture and supply of more than 150 different test dusts, sands and contaminants. These products are used worldwide to simulate real-life situations and conditions to achieve superior product quality for a wide range of equipment. Produced to International Standards or to your specific requirements, whatever the distribution and composition.

Testing Services From Particle Technology

Particle Technology houses two of the largest commercial Sand and Dust Testing facilities in Europe. Our services also include Cleanliness Testing, Filter Testing, IP (Ingress Protection) Testing and more.

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Accredited Services

Our approvals and accreditations to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17025:2017 mean that our customers can rest assured of our ability to meet their requirements and of our commitment to customer satisfaction.

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Consultation & Support

We offer a full consultancy and support service to assist you and your business, helping you decide which products and services best meet your needs. Contact us today to discuss your requirements with our team.

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Find out more about the new accreditations we have achieved, which exhibitions we will be attending and what investments we are making as we strive to continually improve our offering for our customers.

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Particle Technology

Founded in 1989 by Ron Buxton for the production of Test Dusts, Particle Technology is now also one of the UK’s leading and most trusted test houses offering cleanliness testing, filter testing, dust and sand testing and IP (Ingress Protection) testing.

With a long-standing core family of employees, a robust management system and committed leadership, the company has continually improved and expanded the range of products and services on offer.

Our strong worldwide customer base, quality-oriented values, and desire to continually improve our products and services mean we are well-positioned to brace any challenges posed and look forward to the future and to working with you.

Products & Services

Sand & Dust Testing

Sand & Dust Testing

Simulate desert and other hostile conditions in one of the largest commercial Sand and Dust Testing facilities in Europe.

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IP Testing

IP Testing

Determine protection against ingress of foreign objects and water to all severities specified in BS EN 60529 and ISO 20653 using our versatile test facilities.

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Cleanliness Testing

Cleanliness Testing

Remove contamination from components used in automotive, aerospace, hydraulics and production systems using our Cleanliness Testing services and equipment.

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Filter Testing

Filter Testing

Test the essential performance characteristics of air filters in HVAC units, gas turbines, internal combustion engines and compressors.

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Test Dust

Test Dust

Choose from Standard Test Dusts or bespoke products for testing and certification of a wide range of equipment, such as automotive and aerospace engines, filtration systems and machinery.

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Fuel Contaminants

Fuel Contaminants

Test the reliability of components within critical fuel and hydraulic oil systems in the aerospace and automotive sectors using a wide range of standardised or bespoke contaminants.

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Particle Size Analysis

Particle Size Analysis

Particle Technology has extensive experience and a range of analytical instruments available to provide a full particle size distribution of your sample.

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Sample Analysis

Sample Analysis

Determine dust sample properties linked to health risks, process efficiency and environmental requirements including optical characteristics, shape and composition.

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Particle Size Standards

Particle Size Standards

Choose from an extremely wide variety of glass microspheres, from ultra-narrow, high sphericity beads to very basic beads used for less stringent applications.

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What we offer

As one of only a few companies to manufacture our own Test Dusts, we have considerable experience in producing material to meet UK, EU, US, Japanese and ISO Standards. The Standard Test Dusts and bespoke products we provide are used by customers worldwide for the testing and certification of a wide range of equipment, as well as being applied through our own testing services here in the UK.

Our Sand and Dust Testing services are carried out using one of the largest dedicated facilities in Europe, able to accommodate vehicles as large as 3.7m (w) x 10m (l) x 3.8m (h).

Cleanliness Testing is done in a separate clean area to ensure that contamination is minimised. Our Filter Testing facility also includes state-of-the-art equipment with the capability to test air filters beyond standard requirements.

What Our Customers Say

‘Everything went smoothly from initial communication to issuing of the final report. Staff were willing to carry out testing at the weekend to fit in with our requirements which was extremely impressive and accommodating. We were happy with all aspects of the service.’

‘I’m very impressed and satisfied with your customer service. Thank you so much. You are the best.’

‘I can’t fault the service provided by Particle Technology, good communication, fast and efficient service provided.’

‘Other than being closer to our site, I really can’t think of anything that would have made the experience better. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating.’

‘Your assistance and support in our project was much appreciated. Service is good, you gave us a quick turnaround.’

‘Quotations for products requested were prepared on the same day. Staff members were helpful and provided estimated delivery time very accurately. I was satisfied with the purchase.’

‘The service you provide and the communications have been very good.’

‘Great service. Quote turnaround, cost and quality is exceptional. The support is always fantastic, the level and quality of communication, ease of using the facilities and evidence supplied has always been top notch.’

‘Communication and support were excellent and greatly appreciated.’

‘I cannot fault the service provided by Particle Technology, good communication, fast and efficient service provided.’

‘The report was impressive, I really appreciated the level of detail.’

‘All the work we send to you is dealt with in good time, communication is brilliant and always a quick turnaround.’

Our Customers

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96.1% customer satisfaction rating

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Over 150 standards for Cleanliness Testing

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20 standards for dust testing

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Over 150 different types of Test Dust and endless bespoke options

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Two of the largest commercial Sand and Dust Testing facilities in Europe

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Only laboratory in the UK to be UKAS accredited for Cleanliness and Filter Testing

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Want to know more? Please get in touch and let us help you by making particles count.

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