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

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Measure Compressibility

Measuring Compressibility of packaging materials and powders/granulesThe COMPACTABILITY/COMPRESSIBILITY of a product is its ability to be compacted or compressed, usually to a large degree of deformation.  

This can be a required property of, for example, the formation of cosmetic powder tablets or formation of tablets from granules. 

However it may also be undesirable, as would be true of a large amount of packaging material which is usually chosen for its ability to protect a product and therefore resist compaction to a reasonable extent.

Typical Methods & Fixtures for Compactability/Compressibility Measurement in action:

Typical physical properties that can be obtained from a texture analysis graph:  
Work of compaction, force to compact, ease of compression, point of non-recoverable failure, compression recovery.

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

Typical texture analysis graph with annotated properties
Typical Texture Analyser graph
with annotated properties
The above are only typical examples of compactability/compressibility 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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