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

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Tape Unwinding Rig

Syringe RIg test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The TAPE UNWINDING RIG (A/TUR) allows the measurement of unwind adhesion – the force required to unwind the tape from the roll. 

This attachment consists of a spool, with heavy duty ball bearing, the mount for which screws to the test platform. A standard tensile grip secures the loose end of the tape reel and the adhesive strength may be measured as the grip tries to peel the tape from the reel.

The rig allows the measurement of unwind adhesion – the force required the tape from the roll.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Bakery Product Texture Measurement and Analysis

Selection of artisan breads Revenue of the global bakery goods manufacturing industry has risen modestly over the past five years to around $408bn, despite having faced numerous challenges. 

However, demand for bakery products has stagnated in the mature markets of Western Europe and North America, causing manufacturers to seek opportunities in high-growth regions; in coming years, the industry is anticipated to grow more aggressively, supported by the growth of emerging markets.

The industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. One characteristic of a mature industry is that it is expected to expand more slowly than global GDP. In the 10 years to 2020, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the global economy, is projected to rise at an average annual rate of 2.6%, while over the same 10-year period world GDP is forecast to rise at an annualised rate of 3.4%.