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Water activity is a powerful and versatile tool that measures not the amount but the potential energy of the water in your product. Because specific water activity values can mark the points where quality begins to degrade rapidly, water activity testing can be used to:
--indicate microbial limits
--do shelf life testing
--determine the potential for caking, clumping, and glass transition in ingredients
--make mixing models
--predict moisture migration in multi-component products
--measure browning reactions and carmelization
--predict vitamin degradation
--predict points for stickiness and collapse
AquaLab Series 4TE makes water activity measurements quick, accurate, and simple. Using AquaLab, anyone, from a researcher in the lab to an operator at the line, can measure water activity in 5 minutes or less to 0.003 aw specifications. That means tighter control points, better quality, and a leaner operation. Visit Decagon’s website to see how water activity can keep your product safe and your process lean.
AquaLab instruments are used by 80% of the top 100 foods manufacturers to ensure the safety and quality of their products.