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Learn About Texture

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.

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.