Anton Paar was established in 1922 as a one-man locksmith's workshop. Today, over 3500 employees worldwide develop, produce, and distribute highly accurate laboratory instruments and process measuring systems, and provide custom-tailored automation and robotic solutions.
Anton Paar offers a variety of solutions for the material characterization of paints, inks, and coatings from the atomic to the macro range. Besides structure-analyzing methods such as spectroscopy and X-ray analysis, also mechanical methods like instrumented indentation, tribology, scratch testing, coating thickness determination, and atomic force microscopy are available. Furthermore, Anton Paar offers instruments employing chemical and electrochemical methods for surface charge determination, rheological investigations, viscometry, particle characterization, process engineering, synthesis methods, and much more. These instruments are used for daily quality control and in the research and development of paints, inks, and coatings.