Creating the perfect not too soft, not too firm blend.

Customer Success Story

The Setting

A shortening manufacturer relied on chemical analysis as a proxy for testing its product firmness. Chemical analysis helped ensure that product batches were consistent, however, it could not give them a comprehensive picture of the physical characteristics of the product. Batches of the product were inconsistently too hard or too soft for handling and product blending. They contacted our team for help.


With the TA.XTPlus, they were able to perform a penetration test with highly repeatable, accurate results. The data helped them set precise specifications for their blending process. The new and improved blending process yielded a consistent product that was neither too soft nor too hard. They trained their manufacturing team on what range was acceptable and eliminated much downtime.

Wondering how texture analysis can benefit your team?