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

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Rice Extrusion Rig

Rice extrusion test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe RICE EXTRUSION RIG (HDP/RE) allows the determination of rice kernel resistance to extrusion after cooking according to ISO 11747.  

The standard is the outcome of inter-laboratory testing and was prepared by the ISO/TC34 Technical Committee for Cereals and Pulses.  

The sample is tested after cooking (parboiled or not parboiled) under specified conditions. A small sample is placed in the testing cell of the rig. 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Cosmetic and Skincare Product Texture Measurement and Analysis

Eye make-up The global beauty industry was valued at $465bn in 2014, up 23bn which came in equal proportions from premium and mass brands. 

Skincare and haircare dominated the global market and is where future potential lies, especially in facial moisturisers, anti-agers and face masks.

Before paint was ever splashed onto canvas or cave walls, it was daubed on faces and bodies, not only for symbolic purposes but for decoration too. Today, a plethora of beauty products are seen lined up in the display windows and shelves of shops and stores everywhere.