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

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Blister Pack Rig

Bister Pack test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The BLISTER PACK RIG* (A/BP)
There are a range of tests available which quantify the characteristics of blister packs. Perhaps the most important test is to measure the force required to remove the tablet from its blister pack. 

This simple imitative test, which can be quickly performed on a complete strip of tablets, enables the average extraction force as well as the maximum and minimum extraction forces to be determined. 

Such a test enables any problem within the packaging process to be quickly identified. Ideally extraction forces should be minimal enough to be opened by weak or elderly patients but should be strong enough to avoid opening by children or during transportation.

Other tests on the blister pack can include the compression characteristics of individual blisters.

Assessment of blister pack integrity
Assessment of blister pack integrity

We can design and manufacture probes or fixtures for the TA.XTplus texture analyser that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.

Once your measurement is performed, our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample, but we can also prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.

For more information on how to measure texture, please visit the Texture Analysis Properties section on our website.

TA.XTplus texture analyser with bloom jar The
TA.XTplus texture analyser is part of a family of texture analysis instruments and equipment from Stable Micro Systems. An extensive portfolio of specialist attachments is available to measure and analyse the textural properties of a huge range of food products. Our technical experts can also custom design instrument fixtures according to individual specifications.

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