• About Freeman Technology
    Freeman Technology specialise in providing instruments for the measurement of powder
    flow properties and other behavioural characteristics of powders. With over 14 years’
    experience dedicated to powder characterisation we have developed an
    instrument and application understanding that is class leading.
  • The FT4 Powder Rheometer
    Our customers are those in formulation, process development, commercial manufacture, QA/QC and
    technical services, across industries as diverse as pharmaceutical, chemical, ceramics, toners, food, powder
    coatings, additive manufacturing and many more. If you work with powders, either in a research or production
    capacity, the FT4 is likely to provide valuable information about the flow properties and other behavioural characteristics
    of your materials that is simply not available from other technologies. Click here to view our customer testimonials.
  • Why are powders complex?
    Powders are blends of solids, liquids and gases, usually air, and their flow properties
    may be affected by perhaps 30 or more factors. These include particle characteristics
    such as size, shape and surface properties, environmental factors such as air content,
    temperature and vibration, and chemical interactions leading to adhesion and caking.
  • Why is powder behaviour difficult to predict?
    There is no single measureable parameter that defines how a powder will flow, mix,
    feed, granulate, fill, convey, compress or behave in any other process operation.
    The approach taken in the design of the FT4 is to simulate, as closely as possible on
    the instrument, the environment that the powder experiences in the process or
    application and to measure its response to those conditions.

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Powder Characterization Seminar By Freeman Technology & DKSH

After establishing a direct operation in Shanghai in August 2014, Freeman Technology, the powder characterization specialists, will be hosting a seminar entitled ‘Understanding Powder Flow and Powder Behavior’ on the 1st April 2015 at the ZTE Hotel in Shanghai. ...

The Application of Powder Rheology in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is sensitive to powder variability when applying fine layers in a uniform manner. This demands a high degree of consistency and repeatability in the feedstock. Particle size is often used as a critical quality attribute, but this ...

New research highlights the value of powder testing in developing continuous tableting processes

A collaborative research project between Freeman Technology and GEA Pharma Systems is providing new insight to support the development of continuous tablet manufacturing processes, a long term goal for the pharmaceutical industry. Both companies are investing significant resource in the ...

Tim Freeman presents "Modern Methods of Characterizing Powder Flow Properties" to the FDA

Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, presented ‘Modern Methods of Characterizing Powder Flow Properties - the Benefits to Product Development, Process Optimization and Quality’ to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) last week at Silver Spring, USA.

The presentation demonstrated ...

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