3 July 2013: Tewkesbury, UK: Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, will deliver two lectures at the International Powder and Technology Expo (PTX) in Brazil on the topic of understanding the variability of powder behaviour. Freeman Technology will also exhibit the FT4 Powder Rheometer® at the event, which takes place from 6-8 August 2013 at the Expo Center Norte in Sao Paolo. This is the first time that the company has participated in an exposition in Brazil and provides an opportunity for those working with powders to learn more about the use of multifaceted powder characterization to increase understanding of product behaviour and to optimise process control.
Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology
In the first of his lectures, Tim Freeman will illustrate how taking a universal approach to powder testing assists with product design as well as the design and trouble shooting of processes. Modern, computer controlled universal powder testers, such as the FT4 Powder Rheometer combine shear and bulk property measurements with dynamic methodologies. The presentation, entitled “The characterisation of bulk material properties – the need for a multivariate approach”, will illustrate how these measurements are used to optimise powder processes such as mixing, hopper flow and die filling.
The second lecture, “The influence of ambient moisture and time on powder flow characteristics”, will focus on the varied effects of moisture absorption on powder properties and performance. The uptake of moisture can have a transformative, often unpredictable, effect on powder behaviour and processing efficiency. Having the ability to quantify the effects of environmental humidity is vitally important for predicting potential flow problems.
Universal powder testers, such as the FT4 Powder Rheometer, find application within a broad range of traditional industries and emerging technologies. The PTX conference offers a valuable opportunity for those currently working in the powders industry to question leading experts from across the world and find out about new analytical techniques that can support fast and effective product development.
More information on PTX 2013 can be found at www.ptxsa.com.br while a full program of upcoming Freeman Technology events is available via the Freeman Technology website www.freemantech.co.uk
About Freeman Technology
Freeman Technology specialises in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders and has over a decade of experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. Expert teams provide detailed know-how alongside the company’s universal powder tester, the FT4 Powder Rheometer®.
The FT4 Powder Rheometer uses patented dynamic methodology, a fully automated shear cell and several bulk property tests to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability. Systems are installed around the world across many different industries. They deliver data that maximise process and product understanding, accelerating R&D and formulation towards successful commercialisation, and supporting the long term optimisation of powder processes.
Freeman Technology’s headquarters are in Gloucestershire, UK, with a wholly owned subsidiary in the USA and distribution partners in Canada, China, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. In 2007 the company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and in 2012 the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade www.freemantech.co.uk
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