Stringiness and Spreadability
Firmness, spreadability, stringiness, adhesion
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 Fixture™ to quantify these parameters with the TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer.