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  Freeman Technology News – New eBooks from Freeman Technology Offer Updated Expert Advice on Powder Tester Selection

Choosing a Powder TesterRecent revisions of two popular e-books from Freeman Technology offer clear, expert advice for those looking to invest in powder testing technology. ‘Choosing a Powder Tester’ reviews the technology available and has been updated to include recent innovations such as uniaxial powder testing. ‘The Value of Powder Testing’ considers how test data deliver an economic return and now extends to assessment of the benefits of real-time measurement...

 

  Powder Flow Seminar Series Continues in Pennsylvania, USA

Powder Flow SeminarPowder flow specialists, Freeman Technology will continue their ‘Powder Flow Seminar’ series on October 3rd 2018 at LPW Technology’s facility in Imperial, PA. The free one-day event will hear leaders in the field discuss the applications of powder rheology in Additive Manufacturing. The seminar will include presentations from John Yin, Product Manager at Freeman Technology, who will provide an introduction to understanding powder...

 

  Free Powder Flow Seminar in Dettelbach, Germany

Powder Flow Seminar GermanyFreeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, will be hosting a ‘Powder Flow Seminar’ on the 12th September 2018 at the Akzent Hotel Franziskaner in Dettelbach, Germany. The free one-day event will introduce delegates to the benefits of powder rheology. The seminar will include presentations from Daniel Weber, Product Manager at Freeman Technology, who will provide...

 

  Micromeritics Instrument Corp. Acquires Freeman Technology

Micromeritics Instrument Acquires Freeman TechnologyMicromeritics Instrument Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of premium products for advanced material characterisation, has announced the acquisition of Freeman Technology. Freeman Technology specialises in providing instruments for the measurement of powder flow properties and other behavioural properties of powders...

 

  Enhancing Analytical throughput with the Uniaxial Powder Tester Consolidation Station

Consolidation StationA key part of any powder process is understanding how powders behave when subjected to consolidation. It is crucial for the development of effective storage and processing strategies. The Uniaxial Powder Tester, from Freeman Technology, is a stand-alone shear tester for simple, sensitive and cost-effective powder characterisation....

 

  Freeman Technology Discusses Optimising Powder Handling Processes at ACHEMA 2018

Consolidation_StationPowder characterisation specialists, Freeman Technology, will be presenting at the upcoming ACHEMA exhibition and congress (11-15 June 2018, Frankfurt, Germany). Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from members of the Freeman team throughout the congress; where topics include predicting screw feeder performance (12 June at 15:00), the influence of fines content on the flow behaviour of FCC catalysts (13 June at 16:20)...

 

  Freeman Technology News FT4 Powder Rheometer Supports Metal Processing Industries

 FT4 Powder RheometerPowders play an integral part in the production of many products and it is widely acknowledged that they are challenging to handle. It is therefore vital for engineers and processors to have a good understanding of powder behaviour in order to optimise productivity and improve quality. This is particularly applicable in powder metallurgy, where the flowability of metal powders is crucial to efficiency, including...

 

  Optimising Powder Processes at Analytica 2018

Material Characterisation InstrumentationPowder characterisation specialists, Freeman Technology, will be exhibiting at Analytica for the first time in Hall A2 Stand 423 (10 – 13 April 2018, Muenchen, Germany). With a direct operation now established in Germany, the company will be showcasing their material characterisation solutions designed to optimise process performance, increase productivity and improve quality in a diverse range of sectors....

 

  Freeman Technology Expands Operations into Germany

Powder characterisation specialists, Freeman Technology, have expanded their global operations with the establishment of an office in Germany.

Material Characterisation Instrumentation“We have been working with businesses in Germany since the company was founded.  “It has long been a region with a significant number of powder processing companies across a range of industries” said Tim Freeman, Managing Director....

 

  Freeman Technology Opens Office in Japan

Powder characterisation specialists, Freeman Technology, continues to expand their global presence with the establishment of an operation in Japan and the appointment of Takashi Nishimura as Product Manager. 

Freeman Technology InstrumentationBased in Kobe City, Mr Nishimura has over 10 years of experience working in the analytical instrumentation industry and will provide sales and customer support in the region....

 

  Powder Characterisation Workshop Hosted by Freeman Technology and Surface Measurement Systems

Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, and Surface Measurement Systems, will be hosting a ‘Powder Characterisation Workshop’ on the 18th May 2017 at Imperial College London.

FreemanThe free one-day event will introduce delegates to powder rheology and surface energy measurements. The workshop will include presentations by Jamie Clayton, Operations Director at Freeman Technology, who will provide an introduction to understanding powder flow and powder behaviour, and Dr Daryl Williams, Founder of Surface Measurement Systems, who will discuss....

 

  Freeman Technology to Exhibit Material Characterisation Instrumentation at ECS

Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, will be exhibiting at the European Coatings Show.

Freeman Technology The company offers material characterisation solutions aimed at optimising process performance, increasing productivity and improving quality in a diverse range of sectors, including powder coatings. Freeman Technology’s solutions include the FT4 Powder Rheometer®, a unique and comprehensive powder tester, which uses patented dynamic methodology, automated shear cells...

 

  Freeman Technology Appoints a New Distributor for India

Freeman Technology, a global leader in the development and application of powder characterisation techniques, has appointed Apex Chromatography Pvt. Ltd. as its new distributor for India.

freeman“The addition of Apex further strengthens our expanding global team allowing us to provide experienced local support to new and existing users. It is also a mark of our growing global presence and customer base after another record sales year” says Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology. Apex will supply the Freeman Technology range of products, including the FT4 Powder Rheometer® and the new Uniaxial Powder Tester, providing a...

 

  Freeman Technology Becomes Global Distributor for Lenterra Inline Powder Flow Sensors

Freeman Technology, a global leader in the field of powder flow testing, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Lenterra, a company that specialises in the provision of optical technology for inline real-time flow measurement.

FT and LenterraFreeman now has global distribution rights for Lenterra products. Freeman’s application expertise, in combination with Lenterra’s technology, offers valuable new opportunities for comprehensive powder characterisation and process optimisation. “Moving into inline monitoring of both batch and continuous processes is a logical step for us as we strengthen and diversify our offering to meet industrial requirements,” said Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman...

 

  Innovative Design Makes a Valuable new Powder Testing Technique a Reality

The innovative design and ease-of-use of the Uniaxial Powder Tester (UPT) have been warmly received by powder processing experts catching first sight of the instrument at the recent Powtech exhibition, with visitors welcoming the commercialisation of a technique long recognised as simple, intuitive and industrially useful.

Uniaxial at PowtechThe new UPT was developed by Freeman Technology in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, DuPont and The Chemours Company to offer rapid, cost-effective industrial powder testing. “For anyone familiar with powder testing, the uniaxial shear testing technique is a well-known concept,” said Jamie Clayton, Operations Director for Freeman Technology. “While its potential advantages have long been recognised, the practicalities of measurement have previously...

 

  Record Sales Fuel Freeman Technology Expansion in Europe and China

Following record sales in 2015 and into the first quarter of this year, Freeman Technology, a global leader in the development and application of powder characterisation techniques, has expanded its European network as well as its operations in China.

New China Office“Continued growth is, of course, highly encouraging and a tribute to the team,” said Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology. “New partnerships in Italy, and the Czech Republic, along with our recent expansion of the China team, underline our commitment to maintaining exemplary service across the globe, as we grow. The recent launch of the Uniaxial Powder Tester also emphasises our...

 

  Freeman Technology Awarded the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award from ASTM

Tim Freeman was presented with the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award in San Antonio, Texas, on the 11th January by the ASTM D18 Committee on Soil and Rock.

Richard S. Ladd Standards Development AwardThe award is in recognition of the time and extensive effort in developing the ASTM Standard Designation D7891 “Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Powders using the Freeman Technology FT4 Powder Rheometer Shear Cell”. Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, said, “We are thrilled to have received this prestigious award from ASTM in recognition of our efforts. I’d like to take this...

 

  Freeman Technology Launches New Powder Tester at Powtech 2016

Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, will launch the Uniaxial Powder Tester (UPT) at Powtech 2016 (19 April – 21 April, Nüremberg, Germany).

Uniaxial Powder TesterThe new powder tester provides an accurate and repeatable measure of the unconfined yield strength (UYS) of a powder to assess and rank flowability. It is quick, reliable and easy to use, delivering value to scientists, process engineers and QC analysts working in a diverse range of bulk solids handling industries. Available in manual and advanced versions, the UPT offers a low cost, powder testing solution. Alongside the UPT, the company continues to provide a comprehensive powder...

 

  Freeman Technology Launches a New Ground-Breaking Powder Tester for Cost-Efficient Industrial Measurement

Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder testing technology, has launched the Uniaxial Powder Tester (UPT), the world’s first stand-alone uniaxial tester for simple, sensitive and cost-efficient powder characterisation.

SingleSpine_AUA1Developed in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and a major industrial powder processor, the new tester delivers automated, highly repeatable measurement and provides a cost effective alternative to traditional powder testing techniques. It offers significant value to engineers and QC analysts working across a number of industries, from bulk solids handling to pharmaceuticals. “Uniaxial powder testing is a simple and...

 

  New Data Underlines the Value of the FT4 Powder Rheometer for Roller Compaction Process Optimisation

A joint study carried out by Freeman Technology and Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG, a leading provider of roller compactors, provides examples of how the FT4 Powder RheometerŽ can be used for  fast and effective process optimisation and efficient manufacture.

FT4 Powder RheometerResults from a series of collaborative experiments show that dynamic powder properties measured with the FT4 Powder RheometerÂŽ reliably detect and quantify the effect of changing compactor operating parameters. Such correlations make it quicker and easier to establish optimal conditions for producing granules that meet defined performance targets from any given feed. Faster optimisation and responsive process control help to drive up manufacturing efficiency, even in the event of...

 

  New Research will Improve Powder Processing Equipment Selection

New collaborative research carried out by Freeman Technology (Tewkesbury, UK) and Gericke AG (Zurich, Switzerland) demonstrates how to achieve faster, more reliable equipment selection in the powder processing industries.

Gericke self-cleaning twin screw extruderThrough experimental study, experts from the two companies have identified easily measurable powder properties that can be used to predict screw feeder performance for any given powder. The resulting correlations support optimised feeder selection for a new powder on the basis of testing a small quantity of powder. “For Gericke AG, selecting the best screw feeder for a given powder is an essential aspect of our business, and something our customers...

 

  Freeman Technology Appoints a New Distributor for Scandinavia as Installations Hit an all Time High

Freeman Technology, a global leader in the development and application of powder characterisation techniques, has appointed Powder Development as its exclusive distributor for the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Christer RosenThe appointment follows news of a record first quarter for the company that saw more FT4 Powder Rheometer® installations than during the same period in any previous year. “Increasing sales are, of course, gratifying,” said Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology. “They not only reflect growing recognition of the value of the FT4 but also the commitment and expert support of our expanding global team.” “The announcement  of a new partnership in Scandinavia complements...

 

  New ASTM Standard for Freeman Technology

A new ASTM International standard will help users undertake shear testing using the Freeman Technology FT4 Powder RheometerÂŽ.

Freeman TechnologyEntitled, ‘Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Powders  using the Freeman Technology FT4 Powder Rheometer Shear Cell’, ASTM D7891 details the apparatus and procedures for evaluating the incipient failure properties of a powder under consolidation, including the determination of parameters such as Cohesion, Unconfined Yield Strength and Flow Function. D7891 has been published by Subcommittee D18.24 on Characterization and...

 

  Freeman Technology Demonstrates a Return on Investment at ACHEMA 2015

Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, will be exhibiting the FT4 Powder Rheometer®, a universal powder tester, at ACHEMA 2015 (Frankfurt, Germany; 15-19 June 2015), and will be distributing the recently released booklet ‘The Value of Powder Testing’.

FT4 Powder Rheometer copyVisitors will have the opportunity to discuss their individual powder processing challenges with the Freeman Technology team on stand 4.2 L36, where they will be able to see a demonstration of the FT4 Powder Rheometer and collect a copy of ‘The Value of Powder Testing’, the third in a series of educational guides on powder characterisation. The booklet evaluates the economic benefits that can be realised by incorporating relevant powder tests into an operation. It addresses key questions such as what makes...

 

  ‘The Value of Powder Testing.’ Freeman Technology Releases a New Industry Guide.

Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder characterisation, has published ‘The Value of Powder Testing’, the third in the company’s series of educational guides on powder characterisation for industrial applications.

the value of powder testingThe new booklet focuses on how to assess the economic benefits that a powder tester can deliver and explains how these may vary considerably depending on the instrumentation selected.  All three guides, including, ‘An Introduction to Powders’ and ‘Choosing a Powder Tester’, are written in an easy to understand, straightforward style and are now available for download at http://www.freemantech.co.uk/_ebook/. The new guide addresses...

 

  New Research Highlights the Value of Powder Testing in Developing Continuous Tableting Processes

A collaborative research project between Freeman Technology and GEA Pharma Systems is providing new insight to support the development of continuous tablet manufacturing processes, a long term goal for the pharmaceutical industry.

FT4 Powder RheometerBoth companies are investing significant resource in the project and it is expected to deliver further substantive results over the next quarter. Within the pharmaceutical industry the replacement of batch tablet production units with continuous manufacturing suites has the potential to significantly improve efficiency and reduce costs. Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder testing instrumentation, and GEA, a specialist provider...

 

  Freeman Technology reviews powder testing in new industry guide ‘Choosing a powder tester’

Freeman Technology has published ‘Choosing a powder tester’, previewed at this year’s Powtech trade fair in Germany, the second in a series of educational guides on powder characterisation for industrial applications.

Following on from the well received ‘An Introduction to Powders’ the new guide provides straightforward guidance on the range of techniques available for powder characterisation. Both booklets are now available to download for free from the new Freeman Technology website. Understanding powder behaviour is essential to ensuring effective product and process performance. Powder testing techniques that allow users to understand and control both the product and manufacturing process therefore deliver substantial value...

 

  Freeman Technology Continues Global Expansion

Powder characterisation specialist, Freeman Technology, continues to expand global operations with the establishment of a representative office in China and the appointment of Joey Xie as Product Manager and Chief Representative. 

Freeman Technology China Office SkylineBased in Shanghai, Joey adds a wealth of experience to the Freeman Technology team and will manage sales and marketing activities as well as further extending support for existing users in the region. Tim Freeman, Managing Director, said, “It is an exciting time for Freeman Technology. The creation of a direct operation in China reflects the sustained growth we have seen there in recent years. The provision of a local operation allows us to...

 

  Freeman Technology to Present ‘Choosing a Powder Tester’ at Powtech 2014

At Powtech 2014, Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, will present ‘Choosing a Powder Tester’.

powder rheometerWhen evaluating powder testers, there is no shortage of options; this new booklet provides guidance on selecting the most suitable instrumentation. It considers questions such as ‘what makes powder testing complex?’ and ‘what should I look for in a powder testing method?’ allowing readers to make an informed decision when sourcing an appropriate measurement technology. The second in a series of three educational guides, the booklet is a follow up to the highly popular...

 

  Freeman Technology Launches New Website with Extensive Knowledge Base for Powder Processors

Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder characterisation, has launched a new website, providing an authoritative knowledge base for formulation scientists, process engineers and product developers working with powders.

freeman websiteThe new site provides a detailed overview of the complexity of powders and the challenges they present, and uses industry specific examples to demonstrate how powder rheology has been used to solve processing problems. The website uses simple, straightforward language and introduces new videos and animations to illustrate the fundamentals of powder behaviour and the basic principles of powder testing...

 

  Freeman Technology unveils a new guide to powder behaviour

Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder characterisation, has published a new educational guide entitled ‘An Introduction to Powders’.

freeman technologyWritten in a straightforward, easy to understand style, the new booklet explains how and why powders behave the way they do, and how this impacts powder processing and characterisation. It provides a valuable foundation for those with little prior knowledge of powders as well as being a useful resource for anyone looking to expand their understanding of the factors relevant to product development and processing performance...

 

  Freeman Technology Speakers to Present Four Papers at 7th World Congress on Particle Technology

Tim Freeman, Managing Director, and Dr Xiaowei Fu, Product Specialist at Freeman Technology, will deliver four oral presentations relating to aspects of powder characterisation and critical powder handling issues at the 7th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT7) taking place from 19-22 May 2014 in Beijing, China.

freeman techTim Freeman is an invited speaker at the Particle Design: Formulation and Processing session, where he will present ‘A QbD Approach to Continuous Tablet Manufacture’. This talk will focus on the use of powder characterisation to measure material properties that directly correlate with the quality attributes of a finished product to support the development of continuous processes...

 

  Powders exhibition and education high on Freeman Technology agenda for May 2014

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 TechnologyFreeman 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....

 

  Freeman Technology highlights the FT4 Powder Rheometer for process development at Interphex 2014

Visitors to Interphex 2014 will have the opportunity to discover how the unique capabilities of the FT4 Powder RheometerÂŽ

FT4 Powder Rheometer

Visitors to Interphex 2014 (International Pharmaceutical Expo, 18-20 March, New York City) will have the opportunity to discover how the unique capabilities of the FT4 Powder RheometerÂŽ from Freeman Technology support the development of continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. In addition to discussing the latest developments in continuous wet granulation, specialists from Freeman Technology will be on hand throughout the event to demonstrate the FT4 Powder Rheometer and provide practical advice on all aspects of powder characterisation. Meet the team on Booth #2336...

 

  Freeman Technology at Pittcon 2014

Freeman Technology shows latest applications for FT4 Powder RheometerŽ at PITTCON 2014 Booth #814 

Freeman Technology shows latest applications for FT4 Powder Rheometer at PITTCON 2014

Powder characterisation specialists from Freeman Technology will be at PITTCON 2014 (March 2-6 2014, McCormick Place, Chicago) where the company is exhibiting the FT4 Powder RheometerÂŽ. Firmly established as the most comprehensive powder characterisation system available, the FT4 Powder Rheometer is used across many industrial sectors, from pharmaceuticals to bulk powders. The system delivers data that support process and product understanding and the optimisation of powder processes...

 

  Freeman Technology and GEA Pharma Systems collaborate to advance continuous manufacturing for pharma

Freeman Technology, a global provider of powder testing instruments, and GEA Pharma Systems, a company that specialises in the design and development of processing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, are collaborating to advance the application of continuous wet granulation and drying technology in the pharmaceutical industry.

FT4 Powder RheometerThe work involves Freeman Technology’s FT4 Powder Rheometer® and GEA Pharma Systems’ ConsiGma™ 1 continuous granulation unit. Data from the FT4 are being used to quantify the influence of the operating conditions of the ConsiGma1 on the bulk characteristics of the granules being manufactured.  These data are then correlated to attributes of the tablets, providing the link between granule and tablet properties.....

 

  LPW Technology invests in FT4 Powder Rheometer to optimise metal powders for additive manufacture

LPW Technology, a leading supplier of  optimised metal powders for high end additive manufacturing (AM) applications, is using the FT4 Powder RheometerŽ from Freeman Technology to research new powders and exert control over product performance.

FreemanLPW Technology develops and supplies customised metal powders for high performance, functional component manufacture, supplying, amongst others, the automotive, aerospace and biomedical industries. Comprehensive powder testing using the FT4 Powder Rheometer provides the information needed to engineer powder behaviour for specific AM processes and applications and to ensure a consistent quality product. “Powder testing is a critical part of what we do, both in the development of new powders and as a service for customers looking to optimise existing AM processes,” explains Dr Robert Deffley, Research and Development Manager at LPW Technology...

 

  Tim Freeman invited key note speaker at University of Lund course on powder technology

Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, will deliver the keynote lecture at ‘Powder Technology in Pharma, Food, Chemistry and Metallurgy’, a new course at the University of Lund, Sweden, October 23-25 designed to support those tackling challenges in powder research and processing. 

Tim FreemanThe course will help attendees to develop a better understanding of powder behaviour, of the tools available for powder characterisation, and of modern processing technology. It is suitable for those working in academia or industry, in R&D or production. Tim Freeman’s lecture will look at the basics of powder behaviour, focusing especially on powder flowability which has a defining influence on the efficiency of many processes....

 

  Freeman Technology exhibits for first time in Brazil at PTX Powder and Technology Expo

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.

Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman TechnologyFreeman Technology will also exhibit the FT4 Powder RheometerŽ 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....

 

  Freeman Technology will take part in two major conferences in Beijing

Freeman Technology takes part in AchemAsia 2013 and Cisile 2013

Freeman Technology’s universal powder testerFreeman Technology specialises in instruments for measuring the flow properties of powders. Last year the company appointed DKSH as its distribution partner in China and also made the first sales of its universal powder tester,  the FT4 Powder Rheometer®, in this market. DKSH is the world’s largest Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia....

 

  Freeman Technology will present new research on the impact of humidity on powders at Powtech 2013

At Powtech 2013 (23-25 April, NĂźrnberg, Germany), the team from Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, will present new research on the impact of humidity on powders, a topic of significant interest to many powder processors

Freeman Technology presents new researchThe presentation, entitled ‘The influence of ambient moisture on powder flow’, will be the first opportunity to learn about the company’s latest study highlighting how the FT4 Powder Rheometer® can be used to quantify the impact of humidity in a process relevant way. The team will also present two posters entitled “Investigation of the influence of atomic layer deposition coatings on powder rheology” and “Quantifying the effect of caking by powder rheometry”...

 

  Freeman Technology shares powder characterisation expertise at APT 2012 On 5 July 2012, as part of the Asian Particle Technology Symposium ,Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology and an expert in powder characterisation, will present two papers covering the evaluation and influence of powder flow properties.

Tim FreemanVisitors to the symposium will also have the opportunity to investigate Freeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer on the DKSH exhibition booth. Both of Tim Freeman's papers will present the benefits of better data for more informed powder handling in manufacturing processes. The first will focus on how to evaluate the effect of vibration-induced powder compaction through flow property measurement and the second will look at the influence of powder flow properties on the filling of dies and capsules...

 

  New white paper - Quantifying the impact of humidity on powder properties New experimental data from Freeman Technology demonstrate how dynamic, shear and bulk powder testing can be applied to quantify the impact of humidity on powder behaviour, supporting the need to develop effective strategies for moisture control and process optimisation.

FT4 Powder Rheometer Quantifying the impact of humidity on powder properties' by Brian Armstrong (Powder Technologist) and Jamie Clayton (Operations Manager), Freeman Technology, is now available for download...


 

  Freeman Technology ACHEMA presentations focus on improving powder processing FT4 Powder RheometerPowder characterisation company Freeman Technology is exhibiting the company's universal powder tester, the FT4 Powder Rheometer, at ACHEMA 2012 (Frankfurt, Germany; 18-22 June 2012), and members of the team will be speaking at congress sessions.

 

  Freeman Technology celebrates 2012 Queen’s Award success FT JOB 582APowder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology is delighted to announce that the company is to receive the 2012 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category International Trade. Recognised around the world, the Queen's Awards for Enterprise are Britain's most coveted commercial prizes and this appreciation of Freeman Technology's rapidly growing international presence follows the company's 2007 Queen's Award in the category of Innovation...

 

  Freeman Technology Inc. team takes to the road for PTXi The FT4 Powder Rheometer Freeman Technology brings a new dimension to the 2012 PTXi/International Powder & Bulk Solids show (8-10 May 2012, Rosemont, IL) following the establishment of its US subsidiary in January this year. US National Sales Specialist Mike Delancy and Applications Specialist John Yin will be available on the Freeman Technology booth to demonstrate the company's FT4 Powder Rheometer and to discuss individual powder processing challenges...

 

  Growing Freeman Technology establishes new US subsidiary Mike DelancyBuilding on a decade of successful business in North America, powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology is pleased to announce that in January 2012 the company formally established a US subsidiary, Freeman Technology Inc. This new organisation will take on responsibility for sales, service and applications support for the ever growing number of FT4 Powder Rheometer users in the US, and will work with prospective customers across all industrial markets...

 

  University of Bath PhD student wins Powder Flow 2011 poster prize sponsored by Freeman Technology Freeman TechnologyThe Freeman Technology-sponsored prize for the best poster at December's Powder Flow 2011 conference was presented to Hanne Kinnunen, a PhD student at the University of Bath in the UK.  Her presentation ‘The impact of loaded drug dose and the surface roughness of the coarse lactose carrier to the fluidisation characteristics of dry powder inhaler formulations' was co-authored with Jag Shur and Robert Price, also from the Pharmaceutical Surface Science Research Group in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at Bath, and Gerald Hebbink from DFE Pharma in Borcolo, The Netherlands...

 

  Freeman Technology sponsors poster prize at PowderFlow 2011 Freeman TechnologyFreeman Technology, specialist providers of systems and expertise for the measurement of powder flow properties, will be exhibiting the FT4 Powder Rheometer at PowderFlow 2011 providing an opportunity for delegates to network with company specialists. As part of the company's continuing support for new research in the field of powder characterisation, Freeman Technology is also sponsoring the ÂŁ250 poster prize, which will be awarded for the best poster presentation at the meeting...

 

  FT4 Powder Rheometer transforms powder testing capabilities at AZO GmbH + Co. KG supporting the development of tailored powder handling solutions The FT4 Powder RheometerAt AZO GmbH + Co. KG (Osterburken, Germany), one of the world's leading suppliers of automated raw material handling equipment, the introduction of the FT4 Powder Rheometer has revolutionised the company's approach to powder characterisation. Replacing older shear cell equipment and a basic powder tester, use of the FT4 has dramatically reduced the time taken to reliably characterise a new powder and enhanced AZO's ability to design and specify optimised solutions uniquely tailored to individual customer needs...

 

  Freeman Technology presents new work at AAPS 2011 on measuring meaningful powder flow properties The FT4 Powder Rheometer from Freeman TechnologyAs well as exhibiting the FT4 Powder Rheometer at this year's AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition (24-27 October 2011; Washington DC), Freeman Technology will present a poster detailing a comparison of dynamic powder characterisation with traditional tapped density methods for assessing powder flowability...

 

  Sales growth fuels Freeman Technology expansion into new HQ Freeman Technology’s new HQ based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (UK).Continuing global success has encouraged powder characterisation company Freeman Technology to relocate into new larger premises based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (UK). The brand new 6,000 sq ft global HQ has been fitted out to meet the company's exact requirements for more manufacturing and office space, as well as housing an impressive 300 sq ft applications laboratory...

 

  Less noise, cleaner data: FT4 Powder Rheometer proves critical to modelling studies at RCPE Graz FT4 Powder Rheometer from Freeman Technology  Researchers at the RCPE (Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering) in Graz, Austria, are finding the reproducibility of the FT4 Powder Rheometer from Freeman Technology crucial to the success of their work on modelling powder behaviours. The RCPE is a unique internationally operating European research institute in the area of pharmaceutical process and product development, and a focal point for rational and science-based development of novel pharmaceutical drug products, as well as their manufacturing processes...

 

  New article offers perspective on Freeman Technology’s decade in powder testing Freeman TechnologyRecently published, and now available for download, ‘Reflecting on Powder Testing: Ten Years of Making Powders and Processes Fit' is a personal perspective from Tim Freeman, director of operations at Freeman Technology. It describes the company's progress in the field of powder testing over the past decade, and the role played by the FT4 Powder Rheometer...

 

  Freeman Technology to present poster on wet granulation at the International Granulation Conference 2011 Freeman TechnologyFreeman Technology will be presenting a poster ‘The characterisation of granulation wet masses using powder rheometry', at the International Granulation Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland from 20-22 June 2011. The poster describes how to steer wet granulation towards a desirable endpoint using Freeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer...

 

  Freeman Technology appoints distributors in Asia for FT4 Powder Rheometer The FT4 Powder Rheometer (with Aeration Unit) from Freeman TechnologyPowder characterisation company Freeman Technology is significantly expanding its activities in Asia with the appointment of distribution partners in the region who will sell and support the company's FT4 Powder Rheometer...

 

  Demonstrating the FT4 Powder Rheometer at formulation seminar and workshop The FT4 uses dynamic methodology, fully automated shear cells and bulk property tests to quantify the flow properties of powders.Visitors to the ‘Characterisation Instrumentation for Formulation' seminar and workshop in Huddersfield (UK) on 9 May 2011 will have the opportunity to learn how Freeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer supports modern formulation goals. The aim of the event, which is organised by Intelligent Formulation Ltd, is to highlight the range of characterisation techniques available, with demonstrations from leading instrumentation manufacturers...

 

  Freeman Technology director to speak on powder characterisation at Bulk Solids India 2011 in Mumbai Freeman Technology’s universal powder tester, the FT4 Powder RheometerTim Freeman, Director of Operations for powder characterisation company Freeman Technology, will deliver two presentations at Bulk Solids India 2011 (6 - 9 April, Mumbai). These will cover the use of automated instrumentation in powder characterisation and the benefits such technology can bring to the powder processing industries. Newcomers to this conference, Freeman Technology will also be exhibiting...

 

  Freeman Technology shows FT4’s new GUI at Interphex The FT4 Powder RheometerThe new graphical user interface (GUI) for Freeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer will be on show at Interphex 2011 (29-31 March 2011, New York). Flexible and intuitive, with an enhanced real-time data display, the new GUI enables all FT4 users, whether new to the system or experienced with it, to fully exploit its multi-functionality. The new software is being supplied with all new instruments and offered as a free upgrade to existing FT4 users.

 

  FT4 Powder Rheometer features in award-winning posters The FT4 Powder RheometerFreeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer played an important role in work presented in two out of the four posters to win awards given by the Excipients Focus Group at last November's 2010 AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition.

 

  New uniaxial tester adds extra capability to Freeman Technology Powder Rheometer New uniaxial tester adds extra capability to Freeman Technology Powder RheometerFreeman Technology has added a uniaxial powder tester to the FT4 Powder Rheometer, extending the system's ability to efficiently and reproducibly measure properties that directly correlate with a powder's in-process behaviour. Uniaxial testing complements the FT4's existing test methodologies for shear, bulk and dynamic powder measurement.

 

  On show at DDL21 - FT4 Powder Rheometer provides unique insight for dry powder inhalers The FT4 Powder Rheometer from Freeman TechnologyAt December's Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference (DDL21, 8-10 Dec 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland) Freeman Technology will highlight the unique insight provided by the FT4 Powder Rheometer in the development and manufacture of DPI formulations. The FT4 will be on display as part of the trade exhibition and in addition a number of podium and poster presentations from independent organisations will reference powder characterisation data produced using the system.

 

  Last remaining places for Freeman Technology Mumbai seminar The FT4 – a universal powder testerJust a few places are left for Freeman Technology's complimentary half day seminar on powder characterization which is being held in Mumbai, India on December 2nd 2010. Freeman Technology will showcase applications of the company's FT4 Powder Rheometer and the seminar is suitable for all those working with powders, whether in R&D, Processing, Technical Service or QC.

 

  Freeman Technology launches uniaxial powder testing solution at this year’s AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition Powder after it has been failed in a uniaxial testFreeman Technology will launch a uniaxial testing solution for the company's FT4 Powder Rheometer at this year's AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition (14-18 Nov 2010, New Orleans). The uniaxial tester further extends the FT4's ability to efficiently and reproducibly measure properties that directly correlate with a powder's in-process behaviour. Uniaxial testing complements existing test methodologies for shear, bulk and dynamic powder measurement

 

  Freeman Technology to host powder flowability seminar in Mumbai The FT4 – a universal powder testerFreeman Technology will host a complimentary half day seminar on the topic of powder characterization in Mumbai, India on December 2nd 2010. Running in parallel with the CPhI and P-MEC exhibitions the seminar will showcase applications of the company's FT4 powder rheometer and is suitable for all those working with powders, whether in R&D, Processing, Technical Service or QC. Places are limited, so register now

 

  New powder processing white paper: Understanding powder caking A new white paper: ‘Understanding powder caking', by Tim Freeman, Director of Operations, Freeman Technology is now available for download

 

  Freeman Technology appoints Operations Manager Jamie Clayton Powder characterisation company Freeman Technology has appointed Jamie Clayton to the new post of Operations Manager, to be based at the company's UK headquarters in Welland, Worcestershire.

 

  Freeman Technology joins ERC-SOPS collaborative research program Powder characterisation company Freeman Technology has joined and is actively supporting a collaborative program in the USA which aims to bring together a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and industry leaders to improve the way pharmaceuticals, foods and agriculture products are manufactured.

 

  Powder tester at work in Freeman Technology video from PTXi The recent PTXi event in Chicago proved highly successful for Freeman Technology, with the team making new contacts from all walks of industrial life. Director of Operations, Tim Freeman, also took the time to make a video presentation on the company's booth. This short film guides viewers through different aspects of powder testing and their importance, and briefly demonstrates the use of the FT4 Powder Rheometer.