Caking or solidification of solid products during transport or storage is an expensive burden on the European Chemical Industry and adds costs to the user. The project was identified as a critical industrial need by the SPIN Thematic Network and aims to develop a scientific understanding of caking, which will supersede current time consuming and wasteful empirical methods. Project deliverables will be: the knowledge of what mechanisms and fundamental particle properties are responsible for caking behaviour; which material properties can be exploited to generate anti-caking agents a software tool for the prediction of caking and the ability to select specific anti-caking agents for particular products. This should lead to reduced supply chain costs, a faster time to market, improved quality of products and therefore improve the competitiveness of the European Chemical industry in the global market.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
6160 MD Geleen