Learn About Texture Analysis

Brookfield is known for more than viscometers these days. Texture Analysis is another piece of the puzzle to help you solve your QC issues.

WHAT IS TEXTURE ANALYSIS? AND WHY SHOULD IT BE MEASURED?
Texture analysis is primarily concerned with the evaluation of mechanical characteristics where a material is subjected to a controlled force from which a deformation curve of its response is generated. These mechanical characteristics in food can be further sub-divided into primary and secondary sensory characteristics.

 

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WHY MEASURE TEXTURE?
Consumer products succeed in the marketplace in part because customers perceive which "textural characteristics" are desirable. This is certainly true with food products but also applies to cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, packaging, industrial materials and even adhesive type materials.

WHY CHOOSE BROOKFIELD?
With over 40 years experience in texture analysis, from the Boucher Jelly Tester to the Stevens range of Analyzers, Brookfield's new Texture Division provides customers with a complete texture assessment service. We specialize in the development of novel and innovative test applications and accessories for solid and semi-solid materials, enabling our customers to maximize the practical value of their texture studies within all test environments.

Utilizing simple compression or tension forces, we are able to imitate almost all conditions imposed during the manufacture or handling of a wide range of foods, industrial materials and personal care products. Such measures provide a "real life" insight into the physical properties of a product, often invaluable in maintaining consistent quality manufacture while minimizing rejects in production.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the maximum load range you expect when testing your samples?
<= 100g (1N)
<= 1000g (10N)
<= 1500g (15N)
<= 4500g (45N)
<= 25000g (25Kg; 250N)

What type of testing do you anticipate?
-Compression
-Compression and tension
-Multiple cycles

What type of result do you need?
-Single point load (force) value
-Graph of load profile during testing.

What physical properties of your sample do you wish to determine? If unfamiliar with texture terms, please visit our texture glossary.
-Hardness
-Adhesive force
-Cohesiveness
-Adhesiveness
-Chewiness
-Gumminess
-Springiness
-Brittleness
-Modulus
-Stress relaxation

HELP ME CHOOSE
We can help you find the best texture analyzer and additional fixtures (if necessary), simply by filling out our Texture Data Sheetor call us for advice.