Freeman Technology will exhibit the FT4 Powder Rheometer at European Coatings Show (7 - 9th May 2007; Nurnberg, Germany), highlighting to visitors its relevance for QC and process optimisation within the coatings industry. In a product presentation session, Reg Freeman will demonstrate operation of the FT4, emphasising the unique features that give the instrument unsurpassed reproducibility and repeatability.
A state-of-the-art system combining a patented dynamic testing methodology with shear and bulk property measurement, the FT4 is a universal powder tester with a proven track record within the coatings sector. It measures samples in a consolidated, conditioned, aerated and/or fluidised state, generating data that correlate directly with processing performance. It is therefore ideal for optimising the flow properties of powder formulations, predicting how powders will behave during processing and developing relevant QC specifications.
The FT4 uses a conditioning process and automated test programmes to deliver repeatable, reliable measurement. A typical test cycle takes only 5 minutes to complete, and results interpretation and analysis is rapid thanks to the very latest software. By comparing flow energy measurements made under different conditions with a baseline measure, basic flowability energy (BFE), the FT4 allows quantification of the impact on powder flow behaviour of important factors such as moisture and air content, attrition and segregation.
The Freeman team will be available throughout the show to discuss specific powder characterisation issues. www.freemantech.co.uk
Notes to editors:
Freeman Technology has pioneered the development of instruments that measure and classify the flow properties of powders. The company is based in Worcestershire, UK. The FT Powder Rheometers closely meet the needs of powder users and processors - helping to solve problems of powder flow in order to aid formulation of new materials, optimize handling and processing, or provide quality control standards, for example.
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