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Direct measurement of powder flavour adhesion on to a food surface using a novel adhesion tester

Direct measurement of powder flavour adhesion on to a food surface using a novel adhesion tester

Ermis, Ertan, Farnish, Richard J., Berry, Rob and Bradley, Michael S. A. (2008) Direct measurement of powder flavour adhesion on to a food surface using a novel adhesion tester. Proceedings of the International Symposium Reliable Flow of Particulate Solids IV (RELPOWFLO IV) (Tromso, Norway 10-12 June, 2008). Telemark University College, Telemark, pp. 803-810. ISBN 9788272062896

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The firm adhesion of flavouring particles onto crisp surfaces during coating processes is a major concern in the snack production industry. Detachment of flavouring powders from products during handling and production stages can lead to substantial financial losses for the industry, in terms of variable flavour performance and extended cleaning down time of fugitive particle build-up on process equipment. Understanding the adhesion strength of applied bulk particulates used for
flavouring formulations will help analysts to evaluate the efficiency of coating processes and potentially enable them to assess the adhesion strength of newly formulated flavouring powder prior to commitment to full scale plant trials.
A rapid prototype of a novel adhesion tester has been designed and constructed. The apparatus operates according to the principle of impact force acting on particles attached to the surface of the food substrate. The main component is a circular plate to which four sample holders are attached and which is subjected to vertical travel down a guide shaft. Several flavouring powders have been tested extensively. By plotting the detachment versus impact force, the difference obtained between adhesion strength of different flavouring powders (which is a strong function of particle size) has been discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1]This paper which forms part of the published proceedings was given at the 2008 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications, ISSSTA2008 August 25, 2008 - August 28, 2008 Bologna, Italy [2] This is basically the same article as appears in the following. The abstract is different and there may be other changes. This journal article was published in 2009 and is in the repository - Particulate Science and Technology, 27 (4). pp. 362-372. ISSN Print ISSN: 0272-6351 Online ISSN: 1548-0046
Uncontrolled Keywords: adhesion, crisps, flavouring powder, coating, bio-powder,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
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