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

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Warburtons Dough Stickiness System

Dough stickiness test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe WARBURTONS DOUGH STICKINESS SYSTEM (A/WDS500 or A/WDS1000) features a sample testing box into which dough samples (of either 500g or 1Kg) can be placed quickly and with minimum exposure of the cut surface to the atmosphere.

A retaining plate is placed on top of the dough, applying slight compression to the sample. 

A narrow blade is driven through a slot in the retaining plate, to a defined distance. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Why Measure Texture?

Strawberry impaled on a fork Texture is an important attribute in that it affects processing and handling, influences habits, and affects shelf-life and consumer acceptance of products.

Texture analysis is the mechanical testing of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, adhesives and other consumer products in order to measure their physical properties.

Because of its adaptability, texture analysis has become commonplace in many industries to measure a specific or range of characteristics or properties relating to the way a material behaves, breaks, flows, sticks, bends, etc.

Texture analysis properties