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This fully searchable database is intended to assist descriptive analysis panels and panel leaders in developing and defining terms to describe perceived tactile and visual attributes of an array of products ranging from foods and personal care products, to fabrics and household cleaners.
Users can customize the software by adding, deleting, or modifying entries as needed. (ASTM official terms cannot be modified). This database gives you access to the data listed below.
Modalitiesthe means by which the properties will be perceived:
Visual relates to any appearance characteristics.
Manual encompasses hand feel, skin feel or any assessment with hands.
Oral is the perception in the mouth.
Aural is perception with the ears.
Termsdefines and states the perceived characteristic of the product, prescribes a technique, and when available, suggests equipment and materials
Broad Categoryclassifies products as follows:
General Product Applicationfurther separates the broad categories into more general categories
Specific Product Applicationseparates the general product application into specific products such as cookies, shoe polish, shampoo, etc.
The database also demonstrates the Process of Evaluation, which includes:
Frame of Reference
Language Generation and Development
Use of Anchors and Examples
Developing Techniques and Consistency
This is a valuable resource for:
Sensory evaluation analysts
Sensory product development professionals
QC/QA personnel in testing labs
Market research professionals who are responsible for product evaluation and product descriptions
Professionals and students in the fields of fabrics, cosmetics, food technology, meat science, textiles, and cosmetology
DS69 is available for one user, single PC access only. For multiple users, contact Sales or call 1-877-909-ASTM.
Minimum System Requirements:
Intel Pentium 200 mhz process or equivalent
16 MB RAM
300 MB of free hard drive space.