February 23, 2017

24/02/2017: New appointee to head up blender trials facility

A new Blender Trials facility at powder processing specialist British Rema will be headed up by Dr Jose Carmelo Santana Perdomo

He joins the company from The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, part of the University of Greenwich and recognised internationally for its expertise in fields associated with bulk particulate handling.

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The dedicated facility will allow British Rema to develop test protocols to predict and optimise the process of blending powders and testing in relation to blend development.

In particular, it will develop a better understanding of the variables involved in the powder mixing process and help to examine the effects of different types of blenders, as well as process and design parameters.

It will also allow the comparison of potential new blend constituents with existing ones and the re-formulation of the original blended powder to obtain a homogeneous product when required. This will greatly assist British Rema’s customers in their choice of the right blending solution for their application.

Dr Perdomo’s experience and expertise in the field of blending includes a PhD based on the development of a test protocol for industry to predict and optimise flow behaviour of blended powders utilising particle to bulk scale models.

He has also worked as a product development engineer in the field of mixing and blending with a manufacturer of polymer granule and master batch mixing equipment, and as a research engineer for powder management at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.

Here he worked on projects related to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), a key growing application for British Rema’s tumble blenders. In addition to heading up the blender trials facility, Dr Perdomo will also be involved in various aspects of project engineering on milling and classification projects within both British Rema’s equipment and contract processing divisions.

British Rema specialises in the blending, milling, micronising and classification of powders and is a leading supplier of powder processing equipment and contract processing services for the Chemical, Food, Metal Powders, Mineral, Pharmaceutical and Plastics industries.

Read more HERE.

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