Quantifying the impact of humidity on powder properties

Of the many factors that influence powder behaviour, moisture, or humidity, is perhaps one of the most instantly recognised. Adding even small amounts of water to a powder can transform its properties. This is evidenced in a positive way in the process of wet granulation, which is often used to ... read more

Understanding powders for additive manufacturing seminar

Powder flow specialists, Freeman Technology, will be hosting an ‘Understanding Powders for Additive Manufacturing’ seminar on the 11th June 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK.

The free one-day event will provide an introduction to the principles of powder rheology and how the associated methodologies can be applied to understand and ... read more

The influence of particle size and shape on flow properties

The size and shape of the particles within a powder are important factors in influencing behaviour, and many well-established techniques exist for measuring these properties. However, over a range of different processes, the relationship between these two parameters and flow properties is less well-understood, and due to the varying demands ... read more

Using powder characterisation methods to assess blending behaviour

Blending a mixture of powders to homogeneity is a critical step in many manufacturing processes. Making uniform tablets, for example, relies on the homogeneous dispersion of active ingredients, often in small quantities, with excipients such as binders and disintegrants to form a suitable feed blend for the press. Similarly, in industries as diverse ... read more

Exploring the impact of particle size on bulk powder properties

In a series of articles on LinkedIn, Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, draws on over 20 years of experience in the industry and provides some valuable insights into powder flowability.

Earlier posts have highlighted the fact that there are many variables that influence powder behaviour. Controlling powder properties, ... read more

Exhibitor spotlight - Ceramics Expo 2019

Powder flow specialists Freeman Technology will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo on booth 137 (April 30 – May 1 2019, Cleveland, OH, USA). The company offers material characterisation solutions aimed at optimising process performance, increasing productivity and improving quality in a diverse range of sectors, including ceramics.

In a recent interview ... read more

Free powder flow seminar in Frankfurt, Germany

Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, will be hosting a ‘Powder Flow Seminar’ on the 8th May 2019 at the Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport Hotel, Germany.

The free one-day event will introduce delegates to the benefits of powder rheology. The seminar will include presentations from Daniel Loeser, Product Manager at Freeman ... read more