Freeman Technology Will launch New Reference Standard For Powder Testing


Feb 23, 2010

Freeman Technology will present a new reference standard for use with the company’s FT4 powder tester. Freeman will make the presentation at PTXi 2010, May 4 – 6 in Rosemont, Ill.

According to the company, the FT4 uses patented dynamic methodology, a fully automated shear cell and several bulk property tests, including density, compressibility and permeability to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability. In combination with defined test methodologies, the new reference standard, a stable fine limestone (CRM116/BCR116), is said to enable users to verify the long-term performance of the FT4 in line with their own laboratory practices.
CRM116/BCR116 is a limestone supplied by the EU Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, for which there already exists calibration data for shear testing. Test protocols and acceptable results ranges for dynamic, shear and bulk property measurement (compressibility and permeability) have now also been established. Testing the performance of the FT4 is simply a matter of running the automated test sequence and comparing the data generated.
For more information, visit Freeman at the show (booth #3520) or its Web site:

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