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

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


Typical measurements include:

  • Seal Strength

  • Friction
  • Peel Strength
  • Puncture
  • Tensile Strength

Tensile Grips

Self-tightening Roller Grips

Friction Rig

Tensile Grips
Used for the assessment
of seal strength.

Self-tightening Roller Grips
Can be used to measure tensile
strength of packaging where
slippage at the grip face may be 
a problem.

Friction Rig
Used to assess packaging
friction properties.

Friction Rig

Film Support Rig

Compression Platen

Friction Rig
Used to assess packaging
friction properties according to
ASTM-D 1894-90.

Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst
strength, resilience and relaxation
properties.

Compression Platen
Used to assess packaging
compressive strength.

Large Peel Strength Rig

Large Peel Strength Rig

Large Peel Strength Rig
(45 degree peel action)
Adjustable peel action measurement
for e.g. yoghurt, ready meal
packaging. It accommodates pots
up to 120mm diameter.

Large Peel Strength Rig
(90 degree peel action)
Adjustable peel action measurement
or e.g. yoghurt, ready meal
packaging. It accommodates pots
up to 120mm diameter.

Universal Peel Strength Rig
Allows measurement of the peel
strength of e.g. yoghurt containers
up to 95mm diameter and 120mm
height at three angles.

Sachet Tube Extrusion Rig

Tube/Sachet Extrusion Rig
Allows manufacturers to measure the ease of removal and application of products such as sauces, pastes, creams and gels.


Application Studies are available for the testing of FOOD PACKAGING products using the TA.XT2i, TA.XTplus, TA.XTExpress  or TA.HDplus texture analysers.

In addition, scientific papers have been published which reference the use of the TA.XT2i/TA.XTplus/TA.HDplus in the testing of FOOD PACKAGING products.
Click here for paper titles and citation details.


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