The 2022-2027 powder filling equipment market forecast report by Mordor Intelligence that the powder filling equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 7% during 2021-2026. Due to the versatility of powder products, powder packaging machines are widely used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food, personal care, and chemicals. Therefore, if you need to buy a powder packaging machine from All-bloom Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.(APM’GT), please let us know the characteristics of the powder products you need to pack. This includes the following three factors:
Flowability of powder products
The powder is composed of a large number of small granule matter. But according to research by Freeman Technology in the UK, the powder is not just granule. It is a unique material composed of three different substances: solid in the form of granule, water on the surface of the granule or inside the granule, and the air between the granule.
When the granules of a powder product are not sticky, we can say that it can flow freely, like granulated sugar or table salt. This type of product has no fixed shape and cannot be compacted if pressure is applied to it. Conversely, sticky powder products such as milk powder and coffee powder are considered non-free flowing. When we work with these products, they retain their original shape and can be compacted with pressure.
Determining whether your product is free-flow or non-free-flow is an important factor in formulating powder packaging solutions. We can see from the figure below that if the powder has poor fluidity, it is very easy to jam, resulting in the weight of the filled product not meeting the required standard. Therefore, the fluidity of the powder will affect which blanking and filling system is used for your product.