At the World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT6) which this year takes place from 26-29 April alongside POWTECH and TechnoPharm at the NürnbergMesse in Germany, members of the Freeman Technology team will present a series of papers and posters covering various aspects of powder characterisation. The company will also exhibit as part of the Powtech show where the FT4 Powder Rheometer will be on display.
The FT4 is a universal powder tester that uses patented dynamic methodology, fully automated shear cells and several bulk property tests, including density, compressibility and permeability to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability. Correlating this data with processing performance enables users to optimise powder processes.
Podium presentations from the Freeman team at WCPT6 will discuss: ‘The application of advanced powder characterisation techniques to pharmaceutical Quality by Design protocols’ and ‘Evaluation of dry powder blending using Positron Emission Tomography and the relationship between powder bulk properties and process parameters’.
In addition, Dr David Morton of Monash University, Australia, will speak about work that involves the use of the FT4 Powder Rheometer to investigate ‘The influence of dry powder coating methods, including mechanofusion, on the flow properties of inhalable grades of lactose monohydrate’.
In the poster sessions, Freeman Technology’s contributions will include ‘The quantification of particle shape and size using image analysis and its effect on the flow properties of various forms of lactose’ and ‘The characterisation of the physical properties of wet masses’.
Freeman Technology specialises in providing systems for measuring powder flow properties and has over a decade of experience in powder flow and characterisation. With a significant commitment to R&D and applications development, the company delivers extensive know-how alongside its universal powder tester. An expert team guides and supports users in addressing individual powder challenges, the process relevance of powder characterisation being a key focus.