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Why Powders Misbehave

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Caking, clumping, solidifying in storage, sticking to machinery — if you work with powders, you’ve seen the obvious messes and misbehaviors

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Measuring moisture content: It’s more complicated than you think

Measuring moisture content

Moisture content is simple in theory – but in reality, it's almost impossible to obtain an accurate, repeatable MC measurement. Here’s why.

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Volatile ingredients & water activity: How to choose the right aw sensor

Volatile ingredients & water activity: How to choose the right aw sensor

When measuring the water activity (also known as aw, RH, ERH, or vapor pressure) of a product, certain ingredients – volatile compounds – can cause problems. Some water activity sensors are better protected against volatiles than others. So how much protection do you need?

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Managing moisture variability in dried fruits and nuts

Managing moisture variability in dried fruits and nuts

Fruits and nuts appeal to consumers, who love seeing familiar foods on ingredient lists. But working with natural products can be tricky.

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Examining powder problems: Physical, chemical & microbial stability

Examining powder problems: Physical, chemical & microbial stability

Most people intuitively know what a powder is. They’re everywhere. We interact with them daily. But with so many different categories of powder – spices, ingredients, cosmetics, pharmaceutical excipients and APIs, and countless others – it can be tough to define and resolve specific issues.

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How to optimize food drying, baking or dehydrating

How to optimize food drying, baking or dehydrating

Most food companies know they could optimize their drying processes to some degree. But almost all of them underestimate what they’d gain by doing so – and what they lose by ignoring problems.

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Dynamic Vapor Sorption 101: What, why and how?

Dynamic Vapor Sorption

The water in food and pharma products impacts how they’re used, when they degrade, and more. Moisture can’t be safely ignored – so how can its impact be measured and accounted for?

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Which moisture balance is perfect for you?

Making choices

Trying to pick the perfect moisture balance out of the many options? It can be daunting to choose the best moisture analyzer model for your food industry application.

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What is a moisture analyzer? How do balances, ovens, titrations and NIR compare?

Moisture Analyzers

There are several types of MC measurement instruments. Each type uses a different measurement method, and each method has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's break it down.

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Moisture content vs water activity: Choosing the right measurement

Moisture content vs water activity: Choosing the right measurement

Moisture content and water activity have to do with water, but the distinction isn’t always clear. Is one better than the other? Fortunately, it doesn't have to be complicated. Learn why to measure moisture content and water activity.

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