Processing Magazine

Understanding powder caking

April 5, 2012

Caking, or unwanted agglomeration, presents major problems in powder processing, capable of making even those powders that are normally free-flowing and easily processable, challenging. Its control depends on understanding the influence of, and closely managing, environmental conditions. Modern powder testers help make the link between different variables and the tendency towards caking, providing useful information for the determination of an optimal environment.