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

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Measure Bending Force


Measurement of bending force and related properties using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserBENDING FORCE: the physical nature of some products make them more suitable for testing via a bending test. 

Generally the higher the force to bend (usually up to the point of break) the firmer the sample. 

The force and distance references at the point of break provide a measure of BREAK STRENGTH by this action.

STIFFNESS
is associated with a material that cannot easily be bent and therefore has a high degree of hardness and usually lacks flexibility.

FLEXIBILITY
is the opposite of this and is a characteristic of a product that can be bent, flexed or deformed to a much higher degree of deformation before failing. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Getting your teeth into texture analysis of dental products


Chattering teeth
Why bother to floss? Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent degenerative conditions in this country, afflicting adults beginning in their late 20's.

It is the disease that causes people to lose their teeth by slowly dissolving the supporting bone structure surrounding teeth. The most common symptoms of the disease are bad breath and bleeding gums.

 
Flossing is a simple oral hygiene procedure that, when performed daily, can ensure healthy gums and teeth that last a lifetime. Experts say it's as indispensable to a healthy mouth as brushing, yet most people find it uncomfortable and don't do it regularly. Modern dentistry and dental products have begun to address the problem of plaque buildup which causes periodontal disease.