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

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Measure Abrasion Force


ABRASION is the erosion of material from a solid surface by the action of another solid. 

When material is removed by contact with hard particles, abrasive wear occurs. The particles either may be present at the surface of a second material or may exist as loose particles between two surfaces.

Abrasive materials are widely used across a variety of industries for polishing, grinding, honing and other similar processes. The efficacy of these materials relies on their frictional properties, which can be calculated as the force required to draw the material across a given surface. Assessment of these properties will allow manufacturers to evaluate the suitability of their products for a specific use. The test results will also highlight differences between grades or brands of abrasive materials.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Multiple speed peel testing for the assessment of adhesive tapes


Application of heavy duty silver tapeMeeting deadlines is likely to be critical in your operation. So, if high volume, repetitive testing is causing a bottleneck, investment in automation may be a business imperative.

Such investment may be justified for a number of reasons, all directly impacting your laboratory's contribution to profit.

You could benefit from automated multiple peel speed assessment of 90° peel characteristics of single adhesive strips, using a revolutionary new measurement system from Stable Micro Systems.