Over 70% of materials in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries (from raw materials, additives and intermediates through to manufactured products) are supplied as relatively free-flowing powders, intended to be suitable for the manufacturing process or final application. For logistical reasons however, these materials will often have to be stored ... read more
Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder characterization, has launched a new website, providing an authoritative knowledge base for formulation scientists, process engineers and product developers working with powders. The new site provides a detailed overview of the complexity of powders and the challenges they present, and uses industry specific ... read more
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 event will be attended by Tim Freeman, Managing Director ... read more
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 is not sufficient to fully qualify a feedstock. Indeed, it ... read more
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 project and it is expected to deliver further substantive results ... read more
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 that whilst powder characterization remains a complex science, the FT4 ... read more
Freeman Technology to Present "Evaluating the Design Space for the Batch Manufacture of an OTC Medicine" at IFPAC 2015
Tim Freeman, President of Freeman Technology Inc., will present “Evaluating the Design Space for the Batch Manufacture of an OTC Medicine” at IFPAC 2015.
The presentation will show how a Quality by Design approach to wet granulation requires manufacturers to fully understand the relationships between processing variables, including powder/granule properties, and ... read more
Freeman Technology has published a new white paper that describes extensive experimental studies examining the multiple mechanisms that lead to powder caking. Caking is a routinely encountered problem within powder handling applications which compromises productivity and increases waste.
The new white paper ‘Investigations into homogeneous and non-homogeneous caking and crusting ... read more