LUM Instruments

Adaptive Instruments supplies and maintains LUM analytical instruments for labs in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

LUM’s innovative analytical instruments are designed to support particle analysis professionals in the formulation, and development of new and improved products.

LUM instruments are used internationally in research and development (R&D) and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) departments across a wide range of sectors including:

  • Chemical
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical









LUM Application Areas

LUM instruments offer the particle science market cutting-edge technology for a number of applications.

LUM GmbH is a leading company in the following fields:

  • Materials testing
  • Real-time & accelerated dispersion analysis
  • Particle sizing & characterisation
  • Stability ranking & analysis
  • Optimisation of formulations & process control
  • Detection of destabilisation phenomena
  • Adhesion, cohesion & strength determination

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Uses of LUM instruments

LUM instruments are used around the world for a wide range of tests within the particle science sector, and their functions can be applied to many different industries.

Cosmetics, home and personal care

  • Direct accelerated stability testing of products
  • Particle property testing of raw materials.

Pharmaceutical products

  • Milling influence testing
  • Dispersion stability testing
  • Particle size distribution testing
  • Emulsion stability testing

Milk and dairy products

  • Direct real-time and accelerated stability tests
  • Ingredient particle property tests
  • Storage behaviour prediction
  • Stability prediction.

Beverages, dressings and sauces

  • Direct real-time and accelerated stability of undiluted products
  • Settling stability tests
  • Processing and filtration
  • Determination of droplet and particle density
  • Testing of beverage emulsions
  • Size distribution testing

Paints lacquers pigments and inks

  • Direct real-time and accelerated stability of undiluted products
  • Syneresis
  • Pigment segregation
  • Coating adhesion and delamination
  • Freeze-thaw stability testing
  • Particle size distribution testing
  • Coating quality testing

Ceramic Materials

  • Determination of sedimentation velocity rate
  • Clay characterisation
  • Syneresis
  • Characterisation of ceramic slurries
  • Determination of particle size distribution
  • Green body homogeneity testing
  • Profiling sediment concentration

Oil, gas oil and petrol

  • Crude oil dewatering
  • Demulsifier selection
  • Asphaltene stability testing

Polymers and latices, sludges, slurries

  • Direct accelerated stability tests
  • Evaluation of flocculation, coagulation and coalescence
  • Flocculant, emulsifier and demulsifier selection
  • Inclined settling testing
  • Determination of particle size distribution

Lubricants and coolants

  • Direct real-time and accelerated emulsion stability testing
  • Processing and storage influence testing
  • Coalescence emulsifier selection
  • Lubricant ageing testing
  • Determination of droplet size distribution

All kinds of coatings

  • Determination of adhesive effectiveness
  • Shear and fatigue testing
  • Tensile and pull-off testing
  • Determination of cohesive and bonding strength of coatings

Cyanoacrylates, epoxy adhesives and polyurethanes

  • Direct accelerated stability tests of formulations
  • Particle sizing testing
  • Testing of tensile strength of bonded joints and multi-layer materials.


LUM instruments conform to the following international guidelines:
  • ASTM D7827
  • DIN EN 14869-2
  • DIN EN 15870
  • ISO/TR 13097
  • ISO/TR 18811
  • ISO 13317
  • ISO 13318-2
  • ISO 18747-1
  • ISO 4624
  • JIS K 5600-5-7
  • DIN EN 13144
  • JIS Z 8823-1:2001

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