Color measurement and quality control in flour – Measure whiteness and do more with Sensegood spectrophotometer

To cater continuously growing and yet competitive market of readymade flour, manufacturers and suppliers need to meet consumer expectations in terms of quality.

Importance of color in flour:

For an example, for multigrain flour; the fineness or coarseness and color of the final flour are the main quality parameters. If the finished multigrain flour color is not consistent over different production batches, it means that the proportion of various grains is not maintained uniformly as required. This results in batch wise changes in flour’s water absorption and binding characteristics, ultimately resulting into customer dissatisfaction.

Sensegood spectrophotometer is an analytical color measurement instrument that is widely accepted in the industry and research fraternity for reliability. From raw material to final product, it comprehensively evaluates the color attributes of various samples, including solids, liquids, powders and pastes. Large viewing area (sensor’s field of view) and rotating sample platform averages out sample and produces accurate repeatable color attributes. As a result, consistency can be maintained and quality standards can be met with less waste, time, and effort. Sensegood spectrophotometer is the versatile device that is engineered to work as handheld/portable, benchtop/table-top or in-process/online color measurement instrument.

Sensegood spectrophotometer is engineered with all the features that help you boosting the quality and confidence of your product. For instance one can use Sensegood spectrophotometer as whiteness meter for whiteness index measurement to control the consistency of whiteness in Maida – fine wheat flour without bran.

Applications :

Color measurement and consistency control in multigrain flour or individual flour of wheat, rice, soybean, gram, oat, maize, millet, or course flour like suji and rawa or psyllium husk (isabgol husk); and also for whiteness measurement in Maida and other flours.

This article is about the use of spectrophotometer or full spectrum colorimeter for color measurement in flour and similar powdery materials. This article is also about the use of spectrophotometer as whiteness meter for whiteness measurement in Maida and other powders.