Voices: Solid Advice

Fend Off Fine Particle Frustrations

Several options can minimize issues about fines in products

By Tom Blackwood, Contributing Editor
Oct 7, 2019

It’s hard to make a particulate solid without getting some undesirable components. Unlike liquids and gases, solids can vary in size and suffer from contamination, discoloration and other variations in physical properties. The major offenders usually are fine particles. Think about it: Don’t your customers complain mostly about fines in the product? These particles also can pose a safety problem as well as a nuisance or housekeeping issue.

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