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

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Texture Analysis in action: the Lipstick Break Strength Rig

Lipstick break strength test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe LIPSTICK BREAK STRENGTH RIG (A/LC) enables a cantilever test on lipstick samples.

Lipstick is a moulded, solid fatty base containing dissolved and suspended colourants having a number of technical prerequisites. An important property sought by users is that the product must not bend, crumble, crack or break during application.

Selection of the correct base ingredient quantities, for example waxes of specific melting points, is such to formulate a product with moulded stick resilience, which possesses enough rigidity to withstand firm application to the lips by the user.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Ten ways to measure Cheese Texture

Cheese accounts for the largest proportion of overall volumes of production in the dairy sector. Here we present ten different ways in which the texture of cheese, in all of its variants, can be measured. 

See our video covering all these methods...