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

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Texture Analysis in Action: the Universal Peel Rig

Universal Peel RIg test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe UNIVERSAL PEEL RIG (A/UPS) is a flexible solution to peel testing.

Significant improvements have been made to previous designs of peel rig for evaluating the quality and strength of container seals and adhesive bonds. 

The Universal Peel Rig consists of a multi-position platform which is adjustable to allow the container to be held at 0, 45 and 90 degrees; the platform is screwed securely into position on the base of the Texture Analyser to suit the container. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Performance and textural properties of personal care products


Not only are the texture and physical appearance of personal care products crucial for achieving aesthetic appeal and optimal functionality, but other factors concerning their look and feel can dictate their popularity.

The packaging of a product can have a profound influence over purchasing decisions. Catchy names and bright colours are part of the attraction but packaging that performs the essential preservation function and is easy to use is also a key persuasion.

Regardless of product density, several texture analysis examinations can aid manufacturers in producing the best packaging to suit the personal care product in question. With tubs, tubes, sachets and various other vessels being available, it is essential that the correct packaging format is chosen in order for consumers to make complete and convenient use of their personal care products.