A new post on the Stable Micro Systems blog discusses firmness, hardness, and softness as textural properties on the same spectrum of properties. It also discusses how to test for these properties using a texture analyzer.

“A soft product is one that displays a slight resistance to deformation, a firm product is moderately resistant to deformation, while hardness describes a product which shows substantial resistance to deformation. However, it is also likely that, depending upon the particular industry, one of these words may be more favourable or pertinent to a specific product. How does texture analysis help?”

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