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

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Tablet Coating Adhesion Rig

Tablet Coating Adhesion test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe TABLET COATING ADHESION RIG (HDP/TCA) performs an important task in ensuring that changes to the composition of coatings do not adversely affect the efficacy of the medication.

Solid inclusions in the form of aluminium lakes of water-soluble dyes, opacifiers (for example, titanium dioxide), and various inorganic materials are often added to tablet film coatings to improve their appearance (for example, colour and opacity), barrier properties, and in some cases their film-forming characteristics.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Using texture analysis to quantify the efficacy of skincare products

Peeling a latex mask Today’s skincare market is booming. According to recent statistics, the Global Skin Care Products industry revenue is forecast to reach an estimated $102.3 billion in 2018.

One category benefiting in particular is anti-ageing. With emphasis in the media on the importance of youthful-looking, radiant skin, there is a growing number of women looking for skincare products that will help reduce the signs of ageing.

Accordingly, this sector has seen a significant expansion in products claiming to tighten and firm the skin.