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Food packaging quality control by electronic nose
Alpha MOS Sensor Array systems are specifically designed for the analysis, identification and recognition of complex odors, aromas and most volatile compounds. The FOX Electronic Nose is particularly suitable for identifying off-odors in polymers for food applications, like PE (Polyethylene) and PET (Polyethylene terephtalate).

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Quality control of PET bottles by electronic nose
The sensor array system is a very useful quality control tool which can be used in an R&D laboratory to set up acceptable process criteria without producing off odors, as well as in quality control laboratories to monitor the raw materials and final product.

Effect of packaging on organoleptic properties of juices
The Alpha MOS FOX Electronic Nose can be used to study the  evolution with time of fruit juices or non-carbonated fruit drinks in different types of packaging.


The Electronic Nose and Tongue: a powerful marketing and sales tools in the Japanese food and beverage industry

In Japan electronic nose and tongue instruments have been widely used as Research and Development tools particularly in the food, beverage and cosmetics industries for shelf life analysis or formulation developments. They are more and more used nowadays at the production floor as easy, reliable and fast organoleptic Quality Control instruments. They do give simple electronic signature correlated with the smell and taste qualities (quantitative or qualitative). They can also provide a chemical firewall instrument or early warning process indicators of any changes in the raw materials profiles or finished products qualities.

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments are now included in sales and marketing tools. They are used by vendors in order to:

  • Guarantee objectively the batch to batch consistency of products to their customers by providing an electronic signature on every lot delivered
  • Outrun competitors by showing objective specifications of their products
  • Position their products versus competition

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments can be not only part of a manufacturer's specifications under an electronic signature format within relationships with customers or suppliers, but they can also be used as powerful tools to objectivate the organoleptic the specifications of a manufacturer’s products.

This article presents examples where the Electronic Nose and Tongue are part of the marketing and sales efforts of food companies in Japan.

Alpha MOS instruments for sensory analysis
Alpha MOS offers instruments and solutions for chemical profiling. Alpha MOS sensing technologies digitize the human senses and can provide an odor, taste or chemical profile of a product.

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Articles


The Electronic Nose and Tongue: a powerful marketing and sales tools in the Japanese food and beverage industry

In Japan electronic nose and tongue instruments have been widely used as Research and Development tools particularly in the food, beverage and cosmetics industries for shelf life analysis or formulation developments. They are more and more used nowadays at the production floor as easy, reliable and fast organoleptic Quality Control instruments. They do give simple electronic signature correlated with the smell and taste qualities (quantitative or qualitative). They can also provide a chemical firewall instrument or early warning process indicators of any changes in the raw materials profiles or finished products qualities.

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments are now included in sales and marketing tools. They are used by vendors in order to:

  • Guarantee objectively the batch to batch consistency of products to their customers by providing an electronic signature on every lot delivered
  • Outrun competitors by showing objective specifications of their products
  • Position their products versus competition

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments can be not only part of a manufacturer's specifications under an electronic signature format within relationships with customers or suppliers, but they can also be used as powerful tools to objectivate the organoleptic the specifications of a manufacturer’s products.

This article presents examples where the Electronic Nose and Tongue are part of the marketing and sales efforts of food companies in Japan.

Application notes

Quality control of PET bottles by electronic nose
The sensor array system is a very useful quality control tool which can be used in an R&D laboratory to set up acceptable process criteria without producing off odors, as well as in quality control laboratories to monitor the raw materials and final product.

Effect of packaging on organoleptic properties of juices
Date of creation: 
3 November 2015
Library code: 
10410
Literature

Alpha MOS HERACLES Flash Gas Chromatography Electronic Nose
The HERACLES II is the most powerful and flexible electronic nose. This all-in-one instrument, both electronic nose and ultra fast gas chromatograph, performs overall odor profiling and chemical composition analysis in one run.