Powder Compaction & Relaxation
Powder Relaxation, relaxation energy, powder stiffness
The flowability of powders is critical to preparation and use of many food, pharmaceutical and personal care products. SMS’ Powder Flow Analyzer is an excellent tool for quantifying flow with volumes over 120 ml, and the PFA even works on some powders in volumes around 25 ml. Often, however, clients need to quantify the flowability of very small quantities of powder. This study illustrates an alternative method which may be suitable for testing the relative flowability of extremely small samples of powder.