bulk factor

bulk factor

[′bəlk ‚fak·tər]
(engineering)
The ratio of the volume of loose powdered or granulated solids to the volume of an equal weight of the material after consolidation into a voidless solid.
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The bulk factor is on the mind of Quad City Times Circulation Director Jim Thompson in Davenport, Iowa; his paper gained more than 3000 daily but lost 800 on Sunday.