Stringiness and Spreadability

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Firmness, spreadability, stringiness, adhesion

Abstract

A variety of products (creams, lotions, pastes, adhesives, gels, compounds, shortenings, etc.) behave very oddly with regard to their firmness, spreadability, adhesiveness, cohesiveness & stringiness. The irregular characteristics are often related to complex shear behaviors or gel matrices and these behaviors do not always correlate well with firmness. We developed the TA-425 TTC Spreadability Fixtureâ„¢ to quantify these parameters with the TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer.