Use Data to Develop Products Consumers Love, From Optimizing Formulation and Storage to Perfecting Mouthfeel and Tactile Perception

TA Instruments | Waters have put together a lab package designed specifically for your food testing lab. Combining these instruments gives your lab the best insight into product viscosity, crystal structure changes, stability, texture, and packaging selection.

Completely Characterize Your Products with Rheology and Calorimetry

How the HR 20 and DSC 25 Auto together will benefit your lab:

Optimize processing and storage conditions by quantifying key performance metrics.

Measuring the viscosity, viscoelastic properties, and thermal behavior of your materials will help deliver insight to answer questions such as:

  • Will my product pour well?
  • What is the drinkability?
  • Will the processing conditions change the crystal structure in our product and inadvertently change the stability or texture?
  • Is there enough elasticity so that the product is stable and does not separate?
  • What is the best container or dispensing mechanism for my product?

Save time and money by expediting candidate selection

Rheology and heat flow measurements deliver insight into product stability, sensory perception, and customer acceptance criteria. Quantifying these properties allows you to build internal metrics, identify key performance criteria for successful products, and filter undesirable products early in the formulation stage.

A few examples of things you’ll be able to do:

  • Correlate effect of composition changes on texture, flexibility, mouthfeel, creaminess, etc.
  • Ensure reduced fat foods look and feel like full-fat variants
  • Pinpoint phase transitions of fats & oils to prevent negative impacts on textural properties of bulk and end products

Measure mouthfeel and characterize behavior in relevant environments with our portfolio of easy-to-use accessories

Our tribology accessory, with easily customizable surfaces, measures the coefficient of friction, which correlates with mouthfeel and tactile perception. This allows you to quickly filter formulation candidates and bring only the best products to expensive sensory panels.

The Discovery Hybrid Rheometer’s wide range of environmental systems and accessories allows you to characterize solution stability and material behavior with simultaneous visual techniques (i.e. microscopy, Rheo-Raman, and SALS) or under extreme conditions, such as humidity and pressure environments.

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