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

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Noodle Loop Tensile Rig

Noodle Loop tensile test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The NOODLE/PASTA LOOP TENSILE RIG (A/NPLT) comprises of a unique annular sample cutter, hand press and sample mounting washers that fit to the Spaghetti/Noodle Tensile Rig.

This fixture adapts the Spaghetti/Noodle Tensile Rig for use with sheet dough samples.

The unique cutter produces an annular sample that has been designed to promote failure away from the sample mounting points.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Dairy Product Texture Measurement and Analysis

Spreading butter on a crumpet The global market for dairy products has seen steady growth over the past ten years, reaching a value of over $270 billion and expected to drive the market to a value of $371.1billion by the end of 2017. 

As consumer tastes become increasingly sophisticated, supermarkets are displaying a wider variety of dairy products in an attempt to supply consumers with the choice they desire. 

One way manufacturers can survive in this competitive environment, and retain consumer satisfaction and market share, is to invest in the quality of their existing products as well as new product development and innovation.