Informa Exhibitions Ltd regrets to announce the closure of Solids & Bulk Handling magazine.

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine has been affected by the ongoing downward trend of on-the-page marketing spend. This combined with the economic pressures that the loose and solids handling industry face has ultimately led to the sad and difficult decision to cease publishing the magazine.

The November/December 2017 issue of Solids & Bulk Handling will be its last edition.


Short courses for Industry, 2012 December 13, 2011

The calendar of one and two day Short Courses for Industry 2012 has been released. A series of new courses has been included, along with the regular favourites. We have also added some one day practical sessions in our laboratories in Kent.

Powders are in almost everything.  Foods, construction materials, plastics, paints, metals, pharmaceuticals etc – you name it, and it relies on powders.

Most manufacturing plants include some hoppers, silos, blenders, mixers, compaction, dust extraction or other aspects of powder processing.  Yet in many plants, the operators of this equipment and the handlers of these powders and particulates often do not receive adequate training to understand how and why certain products behave in the way they do. This can lead to production problems and increased costs to try and rectify the situation.

Adding to the confusion is that every different powder has a different behaviour, so experience of what works in one place with one powder, generally will result in a misjudgement if it is applied directly to another powder or in a different context.

To try and help reduce the training gap in industry, the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has set up a series of one and two training courses covering all the major problem areas, whether it is in pneumatic conveying lines, hopper discharge, in the storage of materials or in the design of equipment.

Each course has been designed to allow delegates to identify their own solids handling problem areas and to provide them with the knowledge to help oversome these problems. All courses include a troubleshooting session where delegates can discuss their own experiences and gain advice from other delegates or the course leaders.

Some courses now include a one day practical session in our laboratories to test their own materials, using techniques discussed in the theory sessions.

All of the courses are held at the University of Greenwich in Kent in the Short Course Centre. Numbers are limited to allow meaningful discussions on topics. Discounts for multiple bookings are available.

Most of these courses can also be adapted and held as in-company courses.

To find out more please contact us or visit our website.