Gels and Films Testing Attachments

Cylinder Probe - Bloom Test - Texture Analysis

Cylinder Probe - Texture Analysis

Back Extrusion Cell - Materials Testing

0.5" Diameter Cylinder Probe 
With the use of a Bloom Jar
and Centralising Base.
For GMIA or ISO Standard Bloom
Strength (Gelatine) or Gel 
Strength measurement.

Cylinder Probes and
Compression Platens
Self-supporting gels can undergo
compression testing to provide a
measure of fundamental moduli.

Back Extrusion Rig
This rig measures the consistency
of viscous and gelled products.

Film Suppoert Rig - Texture Analysis

90deg Peel Rig - Texture Analysis

Flexible Substrate Clamp - Texture Analysis

Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst 
strength, resilience and relaxation 

90 degree Peel Rig
Allows 90 degree peel testing
via a sliding platform.

Flexible Substrate Clamp
This device incorporates a multi-slot
plate and a clamping fixture for the 
measurement of adhesiveness of 
films against a substrate.

Tensile Grips - Packaging Films - Texture Analysis

Pneumatic Grips - TA.HDplus - Texture Analysis

Tensile Grips
Provide a means of clamping a
film material for the measurement 
of tensile strength and elongation.

Pneumatic Grips
Gripping pressure can be controlled
precisely, providing an alternative 
means of holding a sample for
tensile testing.

Application brochure


Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed below.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown above. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of gels and films. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.

Typical measurements include:

  • Gel Strength

  • Bloom Strength (according to ISO, AOAC or GMIA)
  • Rupture Force
  • Elasticity/Brittleness
  • Adhesiveness
  • Mucoadhesion
  • Fundamental moduli
  • Film burst strength, resilience and relaxation
  • Film tensile strenth and elongation
  • Film peeling properties

Application Studies are available for the testing of gels and films using the TA.XT2i, TA.XTplus, TA.XTExpress  or TA.HDplus texture analysers.

In addition, scientific papers have been published which reference the use of the TA.XT2i/TA.XTplus/
TA.HDplus in the testing of gels and films.
Click here for paper titles and citation details.

Application Studies

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