Materials characterization is critical for the food and drink sector and is employed at almost every stage of the food production chain.  A large number of analytical techniques are available for assessing different characteristics of food and drink products in terms of their structure, composition, physicochemical properties and sensorial characteristics.

These techniques are widely used by ingredient manufacturers, food producers, researchers and dedicated food analysis laboratories to ensure product quality, safety and process efficiency.  

Malvern Panalytical provides a number of the key analytical techniques used in this sector, including  

  • X-ray fluorescence for monitoring nutrient, mineral and trace elements in food,  and for confirming food authenticity or contamination  
  • Particle size analyzers for measuring the size of powders, emulsions and dispersions, from nanometers to millimeters  
  • Chromatography techniques for determining molecular weight and molecular structure of polysaccharides and proteins  
  • Morphological imaging and chemical imaging to assess particle size, shape and chemical properties of solid components  
  • Zeta potential analyzers for predicting and optimizing dispersion and emulsion stability  
  • Near-infrared analysis for fat, protein, moisture, sugar and starch content, as well as blend uniformity

Malvern Panalytical also provide a range of in-line and on-line process solutions for monitoring and controlling production operations.

Mastersizer 3000

Mastersizer 3000

Delivering the data you need for outcomes you can trust

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Measurement Particle size
Particle size range 0.01µm - 3500µm
Technology Laser Diffraction
Dispersion type Wet, Dry

OMNISEC

OMNISEC

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

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Measurement Molecular structure, Molecular size, Molecular weight
Molecular weight range 200Da - 10MDa
Minimum sample mass (polystyrene) 100ng
Minimum sample mass (BSA) 100ng
Technology Gel Permeation Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

Designed for measurement of process materials transported on conveyance systems

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Measurement Molecular structure, Moisture content
Wavelength 350nm - 2500nm
Spectral resolution 3 nm @ 700 nm, 10 nm @ 1400/2100 nm
Technology Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

Portable full-range handheld spectrometer that is fast, accurate, and easy to use

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Measurement Molecular structure, Moisture content
Wavelength 350nm - 2500nm
Spectral resolution 3 nm @ 700 nm, 9.8 nm @ 1400 nm, 8.1 nm @ 2100 nm
Technology Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

ASD LabSpec range

ASD LabSpec range

Laboratory Instrumentation for Qualitative and Quantitative Materials Analysis

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Measurement Molecular structure, Contaminant detection and analysis, Moisture content
Accuracy Spectral performance
Technology Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

Epsilon 1

Epsilon 1

Small, powerful and portable XRF analyzer

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Elemental range Na-Am
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 135eV
LLD 1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput Up to - 80per 8h day
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Mastersizer 3000

Mastersizer 3000

Delivering the data you need for outcomes you can trust

OMNISEC

OMNISEC

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

Designed for measurement of process materials transported on conveyance systems

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

Portable full-range handheld spectrometer that is fast, accurate, and easy to use

ASD LabSpec range

ASD LabSpec range

Laboratory Instrumentation for Qualitative and Quantitative Materials Analysis

Epsilon 1

Epsilon 1

Small, powerful and portable XRF analyzer

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Measurement Particle size Molecular structure, Molecular size, Molecular weight Molecular structure, Moisture content Molecular structure, Moisture content Molecular structure, Contaminant detection and analysis, Moisture content Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Particle size range 0.01µm - 3500µm          
Molecular weight range   200Da - 10MDa        
Minimum sample mass (polystyrene)   100ng        
Minimum sample mass (BSA)   100ng        
Wavelength     350nm - 2500nm 350nm - 2500nm    
Spectral resolution     3 nm @ 700 nm, 10 nm @ 1400/2100 nm 3 nm @ 700 nm, 9.8 nm @ 1400 nm, 8.1 nm @ 2100 nm    
Accuracy         Spectral performance  
Elemental range           Na-Am
Resolution (Mn-Ka)           135eV
LLD           1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput           Up to - 80per 8h day
Technology Laser Diffraction Gel Permeation Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)
Dispersion type Wet, Dry          

Mastersizer range

OMNISEC

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

ASD LabSpec range

Epsilon 1

Mastersizer range OMNISEC ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer ASD LabSpec range Epsilon 1

World's most popular particle size analyzers

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

Designed for measurement of process materials transported on conveyance systems

Portable full-range handheld spectrometer that is fast, accurate, and easy to use

Laboratory Instrumentation for Qualitative and Quantitative Materials Analysis

Small, powerful and portable XRF analyzer

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Technology
Laser Diffraction
Gel Permeation Chromatography
Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
Light Scattering
Static Light Scattering
Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)