Freeman Technology has announced the opening of a new office in Kobe City, Japan, and the appointment of Takashi Nishimura as Japanese Product Manager. Nishimura, who has over 10 years of experience working in the analytical instrumentation industry, will provide sales and customer support in the region.
The move follows a continued pattern of global expansion, R&D and applications development by Freeman. With over a decade of experience in powder flow and powder characterisation, Freeman aims to provide solutions for understanding powder behaviour in development, formulation, scale-up, processing, quality control or in any area where powders are utilised.
“Japan has always been an important market for Freeman Technology. Establishing our own direct operation there reflects the growth we have seen over the last decade, and our continued commitment to our customers,” stated Tim Freeman, Managing Director.
Freeman Technology’s solutions include the FT4 Powder Rheometer®, a unique and comprehensive powder tester, which uses patented dynamic methodology, automated shear cells (in accordance with ASTM D7891) and a series of bulk property tests to quantify powder behaviour in terms of flow and processability. This is complemented by the new Uniaxial Powder Tester, which provides an accurate and repeatable measure of the uniaxial unconfined yield strength (uUYS) of a powder to assess and rank flowability. The company also offers in-line, real-time flow measurement capabilities via its partnership with Lenterra Inc, manufacturer of optical flow sensor technology.