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

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Do you need to measure friction?

We're wondering whether you know that your Texture Analyser can be laid on its side, for cyclic friction assessment? 

In horizontal mode, the TA.XTplus texture analyser can be used to measure stiction, coefficient of friction, slip-stick and smoothness of material surfaces.

Friction is a phenomenon that is part of our daily lives - in one sense we would find most difficult to survive without it yet in another it can be most expensive to minimise. It can be simply identified as the resisting force that arises when one surface slides, or tries to slide, over another. It is commonly the textural or tactile property measured from packaging materials, lubricants, shaving gels, cosmetic sponges, etc.