Powder Flow Analysis Industry Examples

A vast range of powders – a wide range of tests. All types of powder need to flow...

Powder Flow Analysis examples

Powder Flow Analysis across Industry

It is estimated that over 50% of manufactured products are powders at some stage during their production.

These powders will possess a wide range of properties such as consolidation caking, cohesion, and powder flow speed dependence, all of which will impact on their storage and bulk flow.

The examples shown below show industries where powder flow knowledge is known to be of major significance. These are just some application and operation areas where commercial advantage, profit, and product performance within these and similar industries can be enhanced by an improved knowledge of powder flow.

Pharmaceutical: Granulation, Inhalers, Tablets, Capsules, Powders

Abrasive and fine powders: Diamond, ceramic, and metallic powders and pastes for grinding, polishing, magnetic recording tapes

Catalysts: In process and environmental (gas absorption) powder and granule flow

Ceramics: Powder and wet mix for extrusions

Chemical: Fine chemicals for pharmaceutical, paint, print, toner, food

Chemical: Agro fertiliser, herbicides, pesticides

Chemical: Detergents, enzymes

Confectionery: Chocolate and cocoa butter powders, sugar, flavours, fillings including diced and sliced

Construction: Sand, lime, cement, plaster, sawdust, wood chip

Cosmetics: Eye shadow, blush, powder, lipstick formulation, lotions and creams

Energy: Coal and other powdered fuels, nuclear fuel granules

Food: Grains, flour, spices, dried milk and powdered drinks, sugar, starch, crumbs and coatings

Metallurgy: Iron and Steel powders, quartz, ore, sintered powders

Paint: Pigments, fillers, binders (titanium dioxide)

Toner: As used in photocopiers

Why Measure Powder Flow? 

This page details some application and operation areas where commercial advantage, profit, and product performance within these and similar industries can be enhanced by an improved knowledge of powder flow.