Powder Molding Starches
Compaction Work, Stiffness, Compaction-Cohesion Ratio, jagged line analysis, number of peaks
The Powder Flow Analyzer from Stable Micro Systems, Ltd was used to test several starch powders that are for molding confectionery products. These were identical powder with very different oil and moisture levels. The client wished to standardize the testing of powder flowability to better predict and manage the flow behaviors, cohesiveness and clumping which reduced the efficiency of their production. Older traditional methods of testing powders were unable to differentiate or repeatably measure powder flowability among powders with so much moisture and oil content.