It has been estimated that powders account for 50% of materials used in industry.
and processing powders, particulates and granules is central in product
processing, but has traditionally been fraught with problems due to
their unpredictable and irregular behaviour, specifically with respect
to flowability. With so many raw materials and semi-finished products in
powder form, this sector stands to gain significant manufacturing and
commercial benefits from improvements in the assessment of powder flow.