A pragmatic approach to powder processing in Chemical Engineering

Modern powder-testing methods can offer valuable insights into bulk material behavior and lead to efficient powder-processing solutions.

Process simulation is a powerful tool for engineers in the chemical process industries (CPI) and one that plays an important role in commercializing new manufacturing routes and supporting process optimization. While it might be ... read more

Predicting feeder performance from powder flow properties

Predicting the performance of processing equipment from measurements of powder properties is an important goal for the powder processing industries. This article describes new collaborative research from Freeman Technology and Gericke to establish predictive correlations for the volumetric flow rate delivered by screw feeders, using dynamic powder testing that can ... read more

New research will improve powder processing equipment selection

New collaborative research carried out by Freeman Technology (Tewkesbury, UK) and Gericke AG (Zurich, Switzerland) demonstrates how to achieve faster, more reliable equipment selection in the powder processing industries.

Through experimental study, experts from the two companies have identified easily measurable powder properties that can be used to predict ... read more

What is it worth?

In certain circumstances, an analytical system is purchased to directly meet a regulatory requirement to measure a specific variable. However, more commonly, the investment decisions surrounding analytical instrumentation involve a more nuanced balancing of the perceived benefits and cost.

Analytical instruments deliver data or information. The purchase of an analytical system ... read more

New ASTM standard for Freeman Technology

A new ASTM International standard will help users undertake shear testing using the Freeman Technology FT4 Powder Rheometer®.

Entitled, ‘Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Powders using the Freeman Technology FT4 Powder Rheometer Shear Cell’, ASTM D7891 details the apparatus and procedures for evaluating the incipient failure properties of ... read more