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Zeta Potential Analysis of Coconut Milk

10/01/2019

The most enduring challenge in the food and beverage industry is achieving an objective measure of quality for subjective attributes such as flavour and texture. This is complicated by broad-ranging and enduring societal changes that have forced manufacturers to re-think their product recipes and improve their plant-based offerings. At the outset of 2019, the charity […]

Christmas Material Characterisation: Analysing Chocolate with Meritics

17/12/2018

Indulging in chocolate has become a festive staple, from advent calendars and selection boxes to bracing mugs of hot chocolate. There is a measure of subjectivity to our enjoyment of chocolate-based products, but there are numerous neurocognitive benefits of chocolate-consumption that go beyond personal perception. Material characterisation of the chemical relationship between chocolate and neurocognitive […]

3 Applications of Powder Flow Analysis

14/12/2018

Understanding powder flowability is complicated by the common misconception that the flow properties of any powder product exist somewhere on a linear spectrum, i.e. between nonflowing and free-flowing. In fact, powder flow is a dynamic and multivariable characteristic. It is dependent upon myriad factors including particle size and size distribution, particle morphology, and powder composition. […]

RM200 Rheometers for Food Industry Applications

10/12/2018

The rheological properties of food products are key for determining instability mechanisms that may impact their texture or flavour, texture, and shelf life. Often these characteristics are assessed using viscometers, which determine the viscosity of products with fluidic properties under pre-defined experiment conditions. This is a limited method when it comes to testing products of […]

Particle Size Analysis and 3D Printing

07/12/2018

Additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects has existed in rudimentary forms for decades, but relatively recent advancements into 3D printing technologies have rapidly expanded its potential applications. The printing of simple structures from polymeric materials has been surpassed by bioprinting and lithographic manufacturing of ceramics. Complex structures and components are now widely produced and reproduced at […]

Particle Characterisation – History and Techniques

27/11/2018

Introduction If you are new to particle characterisation the terms and descriptions can seem a bit alien. Here is a quick description of the various methods Meritics has; with a little bit of history thrown in. The effect of particles on a final property has been known for a long time, and the methods for […]

Spectradyne Awarded NSF Phase IIB Grant

23/11/2018

TORRANCE, CA – Spectradyne is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a competitive SBIR Phase IIB grant from the National Science Foundation. The stated objective of the grant is to provide R&D funds to further accelerate commercialization of Spectradyne’s technology. The award extends the company’s ongoing SBIR Phase II grant entitled “A low-cost […]

Particle Shape Analysis with Dynamic Imaging

19/11/2018

Particle analysis is concerned with measuring the same material of different sizes or the constituent parts of a sample. This requires different components to be measured and identified for characterisation; a process which is impossible with standard particle size analysers or particle counters. There are numerous measurement methodologies that fall under the overarching field of […]

Zeta Potential Analysis in Product Manufacturing

12/11/2018

Colloidal systems are used ubiquitously in modern product manufacturing for both commercial and industrial sectors. These vary in complexity depending upon the end-product application and chemical composition of the solution. Simple colloids may comprise a single dispersive in a continuous phase dispersant media. More complicated formulations may display unstable interfaces between dispersive and continuous phases, […]