An Introduction to Powders
Whether as raw materials, intermediates or final products, powders are integral to a huge range of industrial processes, contributing to some 80% of all manufactured goods. However, despite their ubiquity they continue to present challenges during product development, manufacturing, and in quality assurance.
This whitepaper provides a straight-forward, practical introduction to powders. Written for those new to the field, or for those more experienced with powder handling looking for new insight.
It addresses various topics including, the differences between powders and particles, aspects of powder behaviour that are interesting from an industrial perspective, why powders flow and why they stop flowing, and what factors influence powder behaviour in a process, or as a product.