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Harnessing experience for intelligent powder processing
Article Type: New materials and equipment From: Pigment & Resin Technology, Volume 37, Issue 4
Visitors to the Freeman Technology booth at International Powder & Bulk Solids (6-8 May 2008; Rosemont, IL) have learned how the FT4 Powder Rheometer is helping users harness their powder processing experience, enabling them to correlate processing behaviour with a range of measured powder characteristics.
Too often powders display their complex behaviour in uncontrolled ways, potentially compromising both process operation and final product quality. Those working with powders have always gained experience through successful problem solving, but until recently more fundamental knowledge was scarce.
The FT4, now regarded as a universal powder tester, allows reliable and reproducible characterization of powder behaviour. This makes it increasingly easy to marry experience and information. Such correlations, developed using shear, dynamic and bulk property measurements to rationalise experience, extend basic understanding and make for better powder formulation and improved process design.
Specialists from the Freeman Technology team will be available throughout the show to discuss individual powder processing challenges. Visit the Freeman Technology booth No. 2745. For more information about the company’s contribution to powder characterisation, please visit the web site: www.freemantech.co.uk