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

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Adhesive Indexing System and Adhesive Testing

Spaghetti flexure test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThere is a sizeable range of attachments available, each of which is designed to carry out various aspects of adhesive testing.

Using this device, a 90 degree peel angle is maintained by the use of a cord and pulley system. A strip of tape is applied to the test bed or other standard surface of interest (according to customer specifications). 

The tape is peeled from the panel at a 90ยบ angle at a specified rate, during which time the force required to effect peel is measured. 

The test is commonly used for quality assurance purposes where the minimum or maximum peel values expected for a particular tape can form an acceptance criterion.