Materials Testing Application Areas

Find out more about the mechanical testing options that can be measured in each industry

Within every industry there are mechanical properties that are particular to its products. Each product has properties that are either expected or undesirable and it is the job of a Materials Tester to objectively measure these properties to ensure your products meet their physical requirements and consumer expectations. Whether it’s in new product development or as part of quality control procedures, major manufacturers routinely apply materials testing techniques to carry out a wide range of measurements. Materials testing can measure a specific or range of characteristics or properties relating to the way a material behaves, breaks, ruptures, bends, etc. Tests can be performed to analyse raw materials or excipients, semi-finished goods, packaging and finished products – the application of materials testing could be at any stage of manufacture. Whether you are testing to see the result of substitution of a material/component or the adjustment of formulation or processing variables on end product acceptability. This could be to measure, for example, flow properties of creams and pastes, the compressibility/tensile strength of packaging, the break or bend of a product or the tackiness of adhesives.

Discover the typical materials testing solutions that have been developed for products in each industry below:

Article about Paper and cardboard testing using a Texture Analyser
Article about Paper and cardboard testing using a Texture Analyser
Request an article about measuring the mechanical properties of packaging
Request an article about measuring fundamental materials parameters with a Texture Analyser
See patents and other references to Materials Physical Property Measurement
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Texture Analysis probes

Probes and attachments

The Texture Analyser uses a range of different probes and attachments according to your specific application.

Exponent Software


Whether you require a simple test and data analysis solution or a fully featured software package – we give you the choice.

Peltier cabinet

Temperature Control

If your product is temperature sensitive, we have a range of temperature monitoring and control options.

Acoustic Envelope Detector setup

Additional measurement options

By attaching peripheral devices you can collect additional measurement parameters during your standard texture analysis test.

Automated Linear Indexing System


Find out how to increase your sample throughput, walk away time and testing efficiency with several automation options.

Loadcell in case


Our range of Texture Analyser accessories covers requirements for the use, maintenance and protection of your instrument.

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