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30 / November 2020 powderbulk.com Material Flow Solutions 5921 N County Road 225 Gainesville, FL 32609 352-379-8879 kjohanson@matflowsol.com www.matflowsol.com Material Flow Solutions Major products or services In-House Testing Laboratory Our extensive list of in-house test- ing capabilities for powders and granular materials includes: • unconfined yield strength, friction angle, adhesion, bulk density and permeability measurement • wear testing • moisture sorption analysis • thermal conductivity and heat capacity • segregation and blending analyses • attrition and size degradation • circularity and granularity analysis • zeta potential • particle size and shape analysis • particle toxicology studies If you have a particle, we can char- acterize it. Areas of excellence Bulk solids handling With decades of experience in the powder and particle industry, we recognized the need for advance- ment in two very specific areas. • Segregation potential mea- surement and prediction of REAL mixtures – not simple bimodal mixtures, but mix- tures of multiple components. • Powder Flowability measure- ment at product formulation time – at contact pressures low enough to correlate with REAL tablet/capsule fill sys- tems – and in sample quanti- ties small enough to be afford- able when high-cost prelimi- nary production quantities are all that is available. Corporate Description Material Flow Solutions supplies cost effective engineered solutions based on measurement of key material flow properties. We provide property test- ing combined with nearly 40 years of design experience to solve flow prob- lems facing producers of fine powders and granules in the pharmaceutical, food, chemical, energy, mining, and consumer products industries. We met the need by developing the SPECTester segregation quantifier and the SSSpinTester strength and density analyzer. Markets Served Chemical, Food and Pharmaceutical SPECTester Using the spectral reflectance value of the unique ingredients, as well as the whole mixtures, the SPECTester quantifies the segregation potential of a 6-component material. In under 30 minutes, the machine reports how much as well as why your material is segregating. Fully automated, it provides data about: component con- centrations, particle size differences, product uniformity, and up to 4 spe- cific segregation mechanisms. SSSpinTester Using the science of centrifugal force, the SSSpinTester measures the unconfined yield strength and den- sity of fine powders using a sample as small as 0.05 gram. New technol- ogy extends the testing range down to 0.2 KPA compaction pressure, which allows direct measurement for arching potential – eliminating the need to rely on inherently inac- curate extrapolation for answers.

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