Material Testing

Stable Micro Systems - Material Testing

Measure the physical properties of a wide range of materials and industrial products.

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. As any material scientist knows, physical characterisation is key to understanding the properties of these new and existing materials, how their properties are affected by changing formulation, manufacture, etc.

Not just for texture analysis…

If you’re looking for a pair of trainers woven from stainless steel, a plastic-coated fabric that changes colour with temperature, or transparent material that stops bullets in their tracks, you will need to, at some point, test these materials to quantify such properties as compressional strength, flexibility, tensile strength, puncture resistance, etc. This is where a Texture Analyser/Materials Tester can be employed to compress, bend, stretch, extrude, cut, puncture, or snap a product and provide an objective analysis of the material’s physical capabilities.

Here are just a few applications of measurement that will come in useful for the assessment and characterisation of new and existing materials:

  • Flexibility
  • Frictional Qualities
  • Tensile Strength
  • Resistance to Tear
  • Adhesion and Peel Characteristics
  • Elongation and Extensibility


Controlled Release Products
Cosmetics and Skincare
Gels & Films
Hair & Hair
Personal Care Products
Pharmaceutical and Medical
Pharmaceutical Packaging
Powder & Granules


Adhesive Product Physical Characterisation
Cosmetics & Skincare Product Texture Measurement & Analysis
Gel & Film Texture Measurement & Analysis
Pharmaceutical Texture Measurement & Analysis
How a Texture Analyser works