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KPM Analytics receives ICC approval on SRC-CHOPIN 2 Analyzer

February 22, 2022
By Colleen Cross

SRC-CHOPIN 2 Analyzer. Photo: KPM Analytics

Westborough, Mass. – KPM Analytics’ SRC-CHOPIN 2 has earned approval from the ICC, the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology.

The SRC-CHOPIN 2 is the baking industry’s only automated SRC (solvent retention capacity) solution supporting quality control for the baking and milling industries.

Receiving ICC approval is a years-long process, as data are gathered from tests conducted around the world to verify repeatable and reproducible results regardless of where tests are performed.

Arnaud Dubat, product and applications director for KPM Analytics’ CHOPIN product line, sees the ICC approval as critical confirmation for driving market acceptance.


“Manual SRC tests are subject to variability and potential human error,” Dubat explained. “With the automated method manufacturers can raise the standard of their own products and enhance their QC reliability procedures. We consider this approval a validation that this is a serious tool for serious business.”

The unit’s automation capability enhances testing reliability and makes the testing process quicker and easier. Accordingly, results from the SRC-CHOPIN 2 are 30 per cent more precise and 50 per cent more reproducible than traditional manual methods.

Other CHOPIN Technologies analyzers that have received ICC approval include the Alveograph Series for measuring dough properties, the Mixolab universal dough characterizer and the SDmatic measuring damaged starch in flours.

This approval raises the reliability assurance of the SRC-CHOPIN 2, the company said. Testing with the SRC-CHOPIN 2 can serve as the base to supplying reliable certificates that verify products have been tested on an ICC-approved machine, such as millers desiring to certify their processed flour.

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