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

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Tablet Disintegration Rig

Tablet Disintegration Rig test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The TABLET DISINTEGRATION RIG* (A/TDR)

A thorough analysis of disintegration behaviour is vital for the formulation of new fast-melt tablets (FMTs) to ensure reliable and consistent drug release.


The tablet or wafer has to be resilient enough to endure manufacturing and shipping, yet release sufficient disintegrants to deliver an optimum dissolution rate. The Tablet Disintegration Rig facilitates reliable assessment of the mechanical properties of FMTs.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Quantifying the mechanical properties of New Materials

Frayed rope under tension
In laboratories around the world, scientists are finding new ways to manipulate matter at increasingly small scales, as well as drawing inspiration from biological materials. 

This revolution is giving us substances with properties that were once confined to the pages of science fiction books. 

But these materials are more than just scientific curiosities – they are genuinely useful, to the point that as applications start to emerge they will radically change our world. Here are some amazing examples…