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

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Texture Analysis in action: the Forward Extrusion Cell

Forward Extrusion test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe FORWARD EXTRUSION CELL (HDP/FE*) measures the compression force required for a piston disc to extrude a product through a standard size outlet in the base of the sample container. 

The sample container can accommodate base discs with outlet diameters of 3,5,7 or 10mm diameter, their selection depending upon the consistency of the sample. 

The complete sample container is located into a centralising insert fitted into the Heavy Duty Platform and a piston disc is attached to the loadcell using a probe adapter.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Top ten books to understand Food Texture Analysis

So you’re new to Food Texture Analysis? As a consumer, you’ll already appreciate that texture is a major determinant of food acceptance. 

Food companies use sensory evaluation panels to check the texture of their products for both product development and quality control purposes, but many companies supplement sensory evaluation with instrumental measurements.

You’ll no doubt want to educate yourself and obtain a background in the science of this field. Let me present the top ten books in our library that will help you become a ‘Texture Expert’...