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Freeman Technology Wins Queen's Award

April 30, 2007
Freeman Technology has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2007, the UK’s most prestigious commercial prize, in the category of Innovation for the development, commercialization, and sales success of the company’s FT4 Powder Rheometer.

The FT4 is a unique universal powder tester that is used around the world to measure the flow properties of a wide range of materials. The company has an established base of customers in Europe, the U.S., and Japan, where the FT4 is used in manufacturing industries as diverse as ceramics and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and powder coatings.

Using patented technology, the FT4 allows manufacturers to characterize powders in ways that relate directly to their processes, giving a sound basis for process management, optimization, efficiency, increased productivity, and improved profitability.

“We are extremely pleased to be receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise - particularly for our innovation,” said Reg Freeman, Freeman Technology’s founder and managing director. “It’s a great testament to everyone who works in or is associated with the company.”  

The FT4 offers automated bulk, shear and dynamic property measurement in one instrument - producing data that correlate with real processing behavior. It can help solve powder processing problems that can range from bridging at hopper outlets, through unwanted fluidization and air entrainment, to batch variability and issues with tabletting, encapsulation, and vial filling.