SPRINGINESS is the rate at
which a deformed material goes back to its undeformed condition after
deforming force is removed. It is a measurement of elastic recovery.
It is commonly the textural
property possessed by baked goods such as cake or bread but also
possessed by novel confectionery products and pharmaceutical
materials (e.g. cosmetic sponges).
The Texture Analyser can be used
to partially compress a product to a distance and over a chosen
period of time the attempted recover of the product can be monitored.
By tracking the force given back from the product after initial
compression a calculation can be made to see how close the product is
to a 'perfect spring'.
properties that can be obtained from a texture analysis graph:
The above are only typical
examples of springiness measurement.
We can, of course, design and manufacture probes or fixtures that are
bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.
Once your measurement is
performed, our expertise in its graphical interpretation is
unparalleled no-one understands texture analysis like we do.
Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the
testing of your sample, but we can prepare analysis procedures that
obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a
spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.
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