Recently published, and now available for download, 'Reflecting on Powder Testing: Ten Years of Making Powders and Processes Fit' is a personal perspective from Tim Freeman, director of operations at Freeman Technology. It describes the company's progress in the field of powder testing over the past decade, and the role played by the FT4 Powder Rheometer. The article is available at http://bit.ly/FT402
Progress in powder testing has involved a move away from the idea that a single number can fully define the complexities of powders, and a realisation that new methodologies must reflect the environment in which a powder is processed. The FT4 uses dynamic methodology, fully automated shear cell testing and bulk property measurement to quantify the flow properties of powders. Freeman Technology's expertise in the application of powder characterisation techniques means that the FT4 consistently provides relevant, reproducible results that support every aspect of powder handling - from development and formulation, through manufacture and day-to-day troubleshooting to final QC.
About Freeman Technology
Freeman Technology specialises in providing systems for the measurement of powder flow properties and has over a decade of experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. With a significant commitment to R&D and applications development, the company delivers extensive know-how alongside its universal powder tester, the FT4 Powder Rheometer. An expert team guides and supports users in addressing their individual powder challenges, the process relevance of powder characterisation data being a key focus. The result is world-leading solutions for understanding powder behaviour, whether in development, scale-up, processing, quality control, or wherever powders have a role. In April 2007 the company received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Freeman systems are installed around the world in a diverse range of industries -chemical, pharmaceutical, toners, foods, powder coatings, metals, ceramics, cosmetics and many others.