How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Measure Springiness


Measurement of springiness/recovery of various materials and foods using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser
SPRINGINESS is the rate at which a deformed material goes back to its undeformed condition after deforming force is removed. 

It is a measurement of elastic recovery – the textural property possessed not only by baked goods such as cakes or breads but also by novel confectionery products and pharmaceutical materials (e.g. cosmetic sponges).



Measurement of springiness/recovery of various materials and foods using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser
The Texture Analyser can be used to partially compress a product to a distance and over a chosen period of time the attempted recover of the product can be monitored. 

By tracking the force given back from the product after initial compression a calculation can be made to see how close the product is to a 'perfect spring'.




Typical Methods & Fixtures for Springiness/Recovery Measurement in action:

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Typical physical properties that can be obtained from a texture analysis graph:  
Springiness, elasticity, elastic recovery.
 

A wide range of attachments is available for measuring texture analysis properties.  

Typical Texture Analyser graph with annotated properties
Typical Texture Analyser graph
with annotated properties
The above are only typical examples of springiness/recovery measurement

We can of course design and manufacture probes or fixtures for the TA.XTplus texture analyser that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.

Once your measurement is performed our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled – no-one understands texture analysis like we do. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample but we can prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.

For more information on how to measure texture, please visit the Texture Analysis Properties section on our website.

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