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Autumn 2014 Newsletter
Having just installed our first FT4 Powder Rheometer® in Argentina, I am reminded yet again that powders pose the same challenges to processors the world over. With almost 15 years experience in the market, we have built considerable expertise in helping our customers to solve powder problems and optimise processes and we work hard in our direct operations, as well as with our distribution partners, to ensure that same expertise is available in every geography. So I’m delighted to be announcing that we recently opened an office in China, based in Shanghai, to provide enhanced local support. There are more details below and I hope that you will also join us at IFPAC China from 21 – 23 September in Beijing where I’m looking forward to presenting ‘A QbD Approach to Continuous Tablet Manufacture’.
Powtech 2014 is the forum for Freeman Technology to launch the second in a series of three information booklets. ‘Choosing a Powder Tester’ follows the release earlier this year of ‘An Introduction to Powders’; a basic guide that has proved highly popular. Both will be available in print and ebook format. To read ‘An Introduction to Powders’ go to http://www.freemantech.co.uk/_ebook/ . Register to be among the first to receive ‘Choosing a Powder Tester’ here or visit our stand 5-425 at Powtech to pick up your copy.
As additive manufacturing continues its rapid progress into the mainstream, optimising the powders involved is increasingly a hot topic. This was evident from the conversations we had at the ‘Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference’ held in July at the University of Nottingham in the UK. (http://www.am-conference.com/) Our latest application notes provide further guidance and are freely available here.
The FT4 Powder Rheometer® is used by a growing number of powder processors in many industries around the world. To support our customers we’ve recently added to our team and organisation.
New Global Sales & Marketing Manager Welcome to Steve Evans who joined us in April as Global Sales & Marketing Manager. Steve is a chemistry graduate who spent the first five years of his career as an analytical chemist in pharmaceutical development before moving into a commercial position. For two decades now, and through a variety of roles, Steve has specialised in account management and business development in high technology areas including HPLC, Mass Spectrometry, Flow Chemistry and Physicochemical Profiling. Meet Steve at Powtech, on LinkedIn or drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are extremely pleased to have established direct operations in China. Our new office in Shanghai is led by Mr Lin Chao (Joey) Xie, Product Manager and Chief Representative for Freeman Technology China, who has spent the past 10 years in various product and sales management roles in the powder processing equipment sector. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the East China University of Science and Technology, and more recently completed an MBA at the University of Science and Technology of China. Joey can be contacted at email@example.com.
In May we started work with our new distribution partner for Malaysia and Singapore. Research Instruments is an established and highly experienced organisation specialising in the supply and support of scientific instruments for Life Science Research, Materials Science and Chemical Analysis. With offices in the north and south of Malaysia and in Singapore, the company is well situated to serve FT4 users and potential customers throughout both countries. http://www.ri.com.my/.
Our new, exclusive distributor appointed to serve the growing market in Brazil is Dafratec. Based close to Sao Paulo, Dafratec specialises in solutions for the characterisation of particulate systems and their teams offer extensive knowledge and expertise in the subject. The FT4 Powder Rheometer is an excellent fit with their existing portfolio. http://www.dafratec.com/.
If you haven’t yet had chance to visit our new website www.freemantech.co.uk, please stop by! Check out the home page animation and explore our library of educational content. We always welcome feedback so let us know what you think. And keep in touch with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tim Freeman is among leading industry speakers at the Pharmaceutical Technology Seminar being held at the Universitas Indonesia on 13 and 14 October 2014, where he will present the ‘Characterisation of flow properties and powder behaviour’. For details and to register please click here.
With two posters accepted for the AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego in November , Freeman Technology looks forward to presenting 'Homogeneous and non-homogeneous caking and crusting in powders' and 'An Investigation into the Effects of Formulation, Vessel Scale and Method of Water Addition on Batch Granulation'. Delegates can also meet the team and discuss individual powder characterisation challenges on Booth #3610.