New additions to the Freeman Technology website offer valuable support to powder processors

Monday 26 October 2015

Freeman Technology, a world leader in powder characterisation, has added a range of new content to its website, enhancing its value to powder processors. Highlights include a new animation that provides easy to understand insight into the testing required for smarter powder characterisation, and the Freeman Technology eBook series which covers the fundamentals of powder behaviour and testing. The new information is relevant for engineers, formulators and researchers working in, for example the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, metal powders and additive manufacturing industries.

The way in which powders behave defines their processability, and in many applications their value. The new animation clearly illustrates the wide range of variables that can influence powder flow and how Freeman Technology’s FT4 Powder Rheometer can be used to investigate their impact. The resulting data enables sensitive QC/QA, more efficient powder processing, and effective troubleshooting. Check out the animation at:

All three of Freeman Technology’s educational eBooks on the fundamentals of powder behaviour and characterisation are also now available for download. The first ‘An Introduction to Powders’, complements the animation with a detailed discussion of powder behaviour and the factors that influence it. The second and third ‘Choosing a Powder Tester’ and ‘The Value of Powder Testing’, discuss how to identify the best tester for an industrial application and justify the associated investment. Powder testers vary considerably in terms of their industrial relevance and ability to deliver value and this can have a major influence on the return on investment associated with their purchase. All three eBooks can be accessed at

Finally, the extensive literature section of the website has also been newly updated. This database provides expert information on powder characterisation for all industries, and includes a wide range of published articles, conference papers and white papers. Its ongoing development underlines Freeman Technology’s commitment to understanding powder behaviour and to providing powder processors with up-to-date, relevant information to tackle and solve manufacturing problems.