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Industry Papers

As a leading manufacturer of texture analyzers Food Technology Corporation has a range of experience in the testing of texture in food and other products highlighted in our application case studies.  In addition food scientists use our TMS-Pro and other texture analyzer products in their academic studies.

This list references some examples of academic papers where the use FTC texture analyzers are cited, with links to where you can obtain the abstracts and full text of the articles.

We will be continuing to add new material to this section, so please visit on a regular basis. 

Note:  FTC cannot supply copies of the externally authored papers due to copyright law


The Benefits of Texture Analysis in Food Production, Food Production Daily, September 2015

Texture in Food Production, International Labmate, January 2014.


Force and torque testing for quality assurance across the cosmetics industry, Cosmetics Business, May 2017

Adhesives & Films

LI Bin, LIU Fei, LI Sheng-Le et al. (2011) Physical properties of blended film with whey protein isolate and casein phosphopeptide. Food Science, 2011, 32(3), 1-5. Click here for details


Fang Wang, Xiaoying Zhang, Jie Luo, Huiyuan Guo, Dteve S. Zeng & Fazheng Ren. (2011). Effect of proteolysis and calcium equilibrium on functional properties of natural cheddar cheese during ripening and the resultant processed cheese. Journal of Food Science, 76 (3), E248–E253, April 2011. Click here for details

Meats and Fish

Eastridge J. S. & Bowker B. C. (2011). Effect of rapid thawing on the meat quality attributes of USDA select beef strip loin steaks. Journal of Food Science, 76 (2), S156–S162, March 2011. Click here for details

CHEN Jie, NI Xue-Wen, JIANG Fa-Tang. Separate Effects of Konjac Glucomannan and Konjac Superabsorbent Polymer on Physical Properties of Recombinant Poultry Hams [J]. FOOD SCIENCE, 2010, 31(13): 36-39. Click here for details

Medical and Pharmaceutical

Chao Zhou, Daichao Cui, Yuan Zhang, Huiyan Yuan & Tianyuan. (2011). Preparation and characterization of ketoprofen-loaded microspheres for embolization. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 22, Online, 2011. Click here for details

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Our experience with FTC has been more than satisfactory, not only for the quality of the equipment you’ve got but for the post selling service that has proved to be excellent.

Any problem that we had, it took nothing more than a simple mail or phone call to have your immediate answer. We want to thank you very much for the quality of service provided.



Gonzalo Moraes, Arrozur S.A. Montevideo – Uruguay

Nestle purchased a texture system from Food Technology Corporation in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff at FTC was able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.

From purchasing of equipment through to installation and start-up, the level of personal care and service was remarkable. Shirl Lakeway and his staff at Food Technology Corporation are patient and understanding, and are always at our disposal for any assistance. Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on FTC for their support and service.

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle - USA

I have been using the TMS-Pro mechanical tester in our undergraduate biological materials property course for the past 3 years. The simple setup and operation of the TMS-Pro allows my students to focus on learning the theoretical underpinnings of mechanical properties instead of fighting with a finicky test system.

An added bonus is working with Shirl and his amazing team at Food Technology Corporation. They respond almost immediately to questions and inquiries and are always friendly and helpful. 

Jennifer (Melander) Keshwani, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln