Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed below.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown above. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of personal care products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.


Personal Care Products Testing


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Adhesive Bandage 
Peel Strength
This test is very important for the
determination of the comparative
peeling or stripping characteristics
of adhesive bonds.
Conical/Cylinder probes
Can be used to assess hardness of e.g. soap, deodorant. 
Back/Forward Extrusion Cells
Can be used to assess
consistency/extrudability of e.g.
cream, pastes.
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Tube/Sachet Extrusion Rig
Allows manufacturers to measure
the ease of removal and application
of products such as sauces, pastes, creams and gels.
Compression Probes
Allow the hardness assessment
of e.g. contact lenses.
Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst
strength, resilience and
relaxation properties.
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Penetration Tests
Hemispherical probes imitate
a finger.
Actuation Force Testing
allows measurement of the force
required to release hair fixatives
from aerosols, soap/cream
from dispensers.
Needle penetration
Can be used to assess hardness
of soap, deodorant.
Hair Combing Rig
(Registered Design)
Enables the comb to be disengaged
at the end of each combing stroke
for realistic assessment of hair
The Texture Analyser Range

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single column
Texture Analyser
for universal application
High capacity
twin column
Texture Analyser
Simple stand-alone
Texture Analyser
with limited capacity
and testing stroke
Capacity 50kg 750kg 10kg
Speed Range 0.01 - 40mm/s 0.01 - 40mm/s 0.01 - 10mm/s
Maximum Data Acquisition 500pps 500pps 400pps
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Test Programming
and Data Analysis
x x
Expandability x x
Ease of Use x
Portability x x

Typical measurements include:

  • Consistency: toothpaste, cream
  • Adhesive Strength: medical bandages, sanitary towels, nappies
  • Hardness: soap, wax, deodorant, contact lenses
  • Foam Stability: shaving foams
  • Friction: shaving foams
  • Actuation Force: soap/cream dispensers, aerosols
  • Sachet/Tube: Content removal force
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