“The Definitive Guide to Powder Characterisation” Now Available Online
Micromeritics Instrument Corporation today announced the release of ‘The Definitive Guide to Powder Characterisation’ a new whitepaper that showcases the analytical techniques available to optimally support the development and manufacture of commercially successful powder products.
Boosted by the acquisition of Freeman Technology Ltd, a global leader in powder testing technology, Micromeritics Inc. now offers an unrivalled toolkit for powder characterisation.
The new paper explains how different techniques work and the value of the resulting data in building a comprehensive understanding of powder performance. Its applicability extends across the powder processing industries –from food and pharmaceuticals to additive manufacturing, catalysts and many more. To download the guide, go here
“Particles are usefully described as a small portion of matter, individual entities with, for example, a defined size and shape, while powders are more helpfully considered as bulk assemblies,”
said Randy Byrne, Micromeritics Global Head of Marketing.
“They contain particles but also (most usually) air, and often moisture too. The properties of the particles that make up a powder product often define key aspects of performance – reactivity, sorption capacity, for example, or dissolution profile. They also, along with ‘system’ variables, such as the degree of aeration or consolidation, impact bulk powder properties such as the powder flowability. These in turn define both process and product performance.”
Byrne added, the analytical toolkit for those looking to efficiently manufacture powder products to rigorously controlled standards therefore extends from particle characterisation to bulk powder testing. This paper covers techniques for analysing particle structure, including surface area and porosity, for quantifying particle properties such as density, size and shape, and for the measurement of powder properties – flowability, compressibility, permeability and density.
It also includes examples demonstrating how the techniques are applied together in specific applications – in the development of high-performance metal powders for additive manufacturing and robust formulations for oral solid dosage.
For most powder processors a handful of analytical techniques holds the key to exemplary product performance and efficient manufacture. This guide makes it easier to identify these techniques for any specific application.
Micromeritics Instrument Corporation is a global provider of solutions for material characterisation with best-in-class instrumentation and application expertise in five core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size and shape; powder characterisation; and catalyst characterisation and process development. Founded in 1962, the company has its headquarters in Norcross, Georgia, USA and more than 300 employees worldwide.
With a fully integrated operation that extends from a world class scientific knowledge base through to in-house manufacture, Micrometrics delivers an extensive range of high-performance products for academic research and industrial problem-solving. Micromeritics’ customer-centric approach is evident from tactical partnerships that incubate and deliver valuable new technologies and strategic acquisitions to develop integrated solutions in the industrially vital areas of powders and catalysis.
These acquisitions include Freeman Technology Ltd, a company with market-leading powder testing technology, and Process Integral Development S.L. (PID Eng & Tech), a highly-experienced provider of automated, modular microreactor systems.
A cost-efficient contract testing laboratory – the Particle Testing Authority (PTA) – supplies material characterisation services using Micromeritics’ instrumentation alongside complementary solutions from other vendors.
A network of offices across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, along with dedicated distributors in additional geographies, ensures that every customer has local, knowledgeable support.
Micromeritics works across a diverse range of industries from oil processing, petrochemicals and catalysts, to food and pharmaceuticals, and at the forefront of characterisation technology for next-generation materials such as graphene, metal-organic-frameworks, nanocatalysts, and zeolites.
Engineering solutions that work optimally for every user is a defining characteristic of the company.
For additional information go to www.micromeritics.com