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Powders Exhibition and Education High on Freeman Technology Agenda for May 2014

Press release date: March 25, 2014

PTXi 2014: Booth #2835

Tewkesbury, UK: Early May provides two opportunities to meet with the Freeman Technology team and learn how the latest advances in powder testing can help solve processing and handling problems. Freeman Technology's US team will be showcasing the capabilities of the FT4 Powder Rheometer at the PTXi/Powder & Bulk Solids show in Rosemont IL, from 6-8 May 2014. At the same time Operations Director Jamie Clayton is an invited speaker on the 'Analytical Methods for Powder Handling and Processing' course organised by Powder Info News in Copenhagen on 6 May.

The FT4 Powder Rheometer combines dynamic, bulk and shear testing capabilities in a single instrument. It is used to deliver the understanding required for efficient product development and effective process design, operation, troubleshooting and optimisation. Dynamic testing in particular continues to prove especially useful for industrial studies. Inherently sensitive and having high repeatability and reproducibility, dynamic testing can be carried out on consolidated, aerated or even fluidised powder samples to directly assess how a powder responds to air. This is a critical feature for many processes. Visitors to the Freeman Technology booth at PTXi can learn how these capabilities are being used to address specific processing issues in order to optimise productivity and quality across a range of industries.

Jamie Clayton's talk at the Powder Info News course in Copenhagen covers the 'Measurement of powder flow properties'. The ability to achieve desirable flow characteristics in a powder, whether a finished product or in-process material, is often crucial in reaching product performance goals and/or acceptable manufacturing efficiency. In this presentation, Jamie Clayton will review some of the techniques routinely used for flowability testing, emphasising the features of a method or instrument that make it especially useful for solving powder handling problems. The need to generate process-relevant information, to measure properties that directly correlate with process performance, will be a major focus.

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To find out more about the FT4 Powder Rheometer or for a full programme of upcoming events, visit the Freeman Technology website at

Freeman Technology and Powder Rheometer are registered trademarks of Freeman Technology Ltd.

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 Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Ireland, Japan and South-East Asia. 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


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Victoria Staff
Freeman Technology Ltd,
1 Miller Court, Severn Drive,
GL20 8DN,
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1684 851 551
Fax: +44 (0)1684 851 552


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