Focusing on powder flowability


Thursday 28 March 2019

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.

In his latest instalment, ‘Focusing on Powder Flowability’, he considers some of the many variables that influence powder behaviour, focusing on those that impact flow, often a critical performance attribute.

Poor flowability lies at the heart of many powder processing problems, including sub-optimal throughput, unplanned shutdowns, erratic operation and inconsistent product quality. In many instances, achieving the desired flowability is therefore an effective way to enhance process efficiency and optimise product performance.

This article looks at:

  • The complexity of powders
  • A knowledge driven approach to powder processing
  • How dynamic powder testing can be used to directly quantify powder flowability

To read the article in full please click here.