Material characterization is essential for deter-mining raw material and product quality, con-trolling manufacturing processes, and making accurate model predictions of process and product performance. Significant progress has been made in recent years toward developing on-line, at-line, and off-line techniques for measuring the characteristics of particulate materials and particle-based products. In ad-dition, modellers have been developing meth-ods for directly measuring or calibrating model input parameters.
The aim of the MCF2020 aims to bring togeth-er a select group of practitioners and re-searchers from industry, government labora-tories, and academia to present and discuss recent developments focused on the characterization of particulate materials and particulate-based products. Areas of emphasis for the Forum include characterization to support process control and product performance, as well as characterizing parameters for models supporting these topics.