About us


The Palas GmbH is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-precision devices for the generation, measurement and characterization of particles in the air. With numerous active patents Palas® develops technologically leading and certified fine dust and nanoparticle measuring devices, aerosol spectrometers, generators and sensors as well as associated systems and software solutions. Palas® was founded in 1983 and employs about 100 employees at the company headquarters in Karlsruhe.

Our core competencies

  • Expertise in the generation and measurement of particles and aerosols
  • Development, production and sales of
    • high-precision devices for generating and characterizing particles
    • certified measuring devices for regulatory use
    • modular-built, application-specific test systems
  • Transfer and know-how through training courses and seminars

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With the development and production of filter test systems and optical aerosol spectrometers Palas® is the market leader. All our products are developed and produced on our premises - made in Germany by Palas®. With over 30 patent applications worldwide we continually develop our product lines. Palas® is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Standardisation committees

Palas® enters its long-lasting expertise into the development of safe standards in the particle and filter technology with the development work and the practical application.

Palas® is represented in several ISO, DIN and VDI committees. The main topics are:

  • Standards for filter test systems
  • Standards for counting aerosol measuring devices
  • Standards to calibrate counting aerosol measuring devices
  • Guidelines for aerosol generation



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