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Tim Freeman leads understanding & measuring powder properties workshop at Powder & Bulk Solids India

Tim Freeman, Managing Director of powder characterisation company Freeman Technology, will lead a workshop on ‘Understanding and measuring powder flow properties’ at the Powder & Bulk Solids Exhibition and Conference in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, which runs from 13-15 March 2012.

The workshop takes place on Wednesday 14 March at 10.00am with presentations by  Tim Freeman and Shashikant Gurav, Business Manager of Aimil Ltd., Freeman Technology’s distribution partner in India. Pre-registration is advised and full details can be found at

Traditionally, manufacturing industry has relied on the knowledge of its engineers to optimise processes, while problems are often overcome through understanding that is based on previous experience. However in today’s economic climate, efficiency and quality are paramount, so a thorough understanding of powder behaviour is essential in designing the operations that make up a process.

The first part of the ‘Understanding and measuring powder flow properties’ workshop illustrates how recent developments in powder characterisation allow process engineers to predict the way in which a material will behave during processing and how best to configure equipment settings for optimal powder and process compatibility. It will also demonstrate how this information can be fed back in at the development stage to provide processability specifications.  Also how it can be used to evaluate the causes of process interruptions or reduced product quality.

The second part of the workshop will involve a practical demonstration of the measurement of powder characteristics using the FT4 Powder Rheometer.

Freeman Technology’s FT4 Powder Rheometer, backed by the company’s unique process-focused approach to powder characterisation, delivers critical information that is essential for understanding and efficiently managing and processing powders. Providing automated shear testing, dynamic flowability and bulk properties measurements, the FT4 is a universal powder tester for formulators, process engineers and QA specialists.