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

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Texture Analysis in action: the SMS/Miller-Hoseney Toughness Rig

Bread toughness test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe SMS/MILLER-HOSENEY TOUGHNESS RIG (A/MHTR) has been developed in conjunction with Prof. Hoseney and Dr. Miller of the Kansas State University. 

It is used to determine the toughness and firmness of bread and other sliceable products. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Materials and Packaging Physical Characterisation

Fragile packaging cartonManufacturers today, particularly in the FMCG arena, are aware of the importance of packaging to the success of their businesses.

No matter how desirable or valuable a product, if its packaging fails, it may become unfit for purpose, impossible to handle and store, or even completely unusable and unsellable. Poor packaging performance can not only damage the product it contains, but also the reputation and profitability of the company that supplied it.