Reduce product development costs and maintain competitive advantage

RSSL purchased a new instrument to help with rapid product development, optimisation and quality checking process

Development of new products can be a costly and time consuming process for food manufacturers.  Keeping pace with consumers’ needs and staying ahead of the competition puts pressure on the food industry to get it right first time. 

To help with rapid product development, optimisation and quality checking processes through the lifecycle of a new product, RSSL is delighted to announce the purchase of an exciting new instrument, the Stable Micro Systems Volscan.

This technique, using rapid 3D digitisation can be used to measure the density of a variety of aerated products such as wafers, cakes, biscuits and bread. This is then directly related to textural attributes such as crispness and crunch.  It can also be used as a process control tool to provide a rapid assessment of any variability in sample shape and dimensions due to changes in aeration levels that may occur during the development, production and stability storage of products.

“The data generated has helped to quantify relationships between changes in ingredients and process parameters of expanded snack products and their textural characteristics when developing new products” advises Bogdan Dobraszczyk, Senior Scientist in RSSL’s Physical Science team.

RSSL’s new offering can help the food industry to reduce  overall product development costs through optimising ingredients, formulation and processes as well as protecting competitive advantage through generating and demonstrating IP claims.

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