A new educational guide, “An Introduction to Powders,” explains how and why powders behave the way they do, and how this impacts powder processing and characterization. It provides a foundation for those with little prior knowledge of powders and is a useful resource for anyone looking to expand their understanding of the factors relevant to product development and processing performance.

The booklet is authored by Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, and focuses on how the three components of a powder – the particles, surrounding air and any moisture present – interact to define powder behavior. It also provides answers to the most frequently encountered powder processing issues throughout industry.

In addition to detailing the mechanisms that define powder behavior, the new guide explores the importance of powder flowability across a range of industrial processes. It explains the significance of operational conditions in the context of powder processing and highlights direct correlations between dynamic powder properties and process performance.

The booklet is now available to download free of charge via the Freeman Technology website at www.freemantech.co.uk/index.php?id=415.