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

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Materials and Packaging Physical Characterisation

Fragile packaging cartonManufacturers today, particularly in the FMCG arena, are aware of the importance of packaging to the success of their businesses.

No matter how desirable or valuable a product, if its packaging fails, it may become unfit for purpose, impossible to handle and store, or even completely unusable and unsellable. Poor packaging performance can not only damage the product it contains, but also the reputation and profitability of the company that supplied it.

As a result, materials testing for packaging materials and finished packs is just as important as assessments of the products themselves. There is now a wide range of testing equipment and methods which can help manufacturers establish which packaging types best meet their individual needs; from assessing substrates and adhesives right through to filled packs that are ready for shipping and sale.

All the tests outlined in the video below can be performed using various rigs and attachments in conjunction with a single desktop laboratory instrument, either the TA.XTplus or TA.HDplus, which are well-established in the measurement of properties of material products in the adhesive, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Click to view packaging video Ensure your packaging is up to the job
It is clear that accurate, repeatable materials testing is as important in evaluating packaging as it is in perfecting the product itself. Using one instrument, manufacturers and brand owners can safeguard quality standards and ensure consistent performance during production processes, transport, storage and end use.

Optimising packaging improves product safety, functionality and aesthetics and customer satisfaction. And in today’s competitive markets, every one of these factors counts.

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

TA.XTplus texture analyser with bloom jar The
TA.XTplus texture analyser is part of a family of texture analysis instruments and equipment from Stable Micro Systems. An extensive portfolio of specialist attachments is available to measure and analyse the textural properties of a huge range of food products. Our technical experts can also custom design instrument fixtures according to individual specifications.

No-one understands texture analysis like we do!

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