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Powder Flowability Testing

The Flodex™ is a simple-to-use tool that helps you determine a reliable and repeatable flowability index over an arbitrary scale of 4 to 40 to use as a specification for your raw materials.  This one simple test takes in account the numerous parameters that affect powder flowability such as particle size and shape, “fines,” unit surface, actual and bulk density, porosity, settling, and electrostatic charge.

Easy, reproducible flowability measurements

The Flodex is easily operated by non-technically trained personnel, allowing for a simple, repeatable index of flowability of powders.

Ideal for purchasing and quality assurance specifications

The Flodex is USP <1174> compliant and accommodates a variety of powder types for use in manufacturing oral pharmaceutical dosage forms, coffee, and more!  Test your raw materials and powders for the setup and filling of manufacturing equipment, to avoid a high coefficient of variation in product uniformity.


Flodex Powder Flowability Tester

The Flodex presents a simple technique for resolving uncertainty with powder flow.  Raw materials in powder form will vary in a number of ways when coming from different suppliers.  This variability affects the powder’s overall ability to freely flow when loaded into manufacturing equipment, disrupting the speed and accuracy of the manufacturing process.

The Flodex determination of intrinsic flowability is based upon the ability of powder to fall freely through a hole in a disk.  The Flodex comes complete with a full set of disks with different sized holes to use in determining this index and is fully compliant with USP <1174>

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