Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed below.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown above. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of adhesive products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.


Adhesive Product

Adhesive Testing



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Spherical Probe Adhesion Test
A 1" spherical probe is often used
to assess adhesive characteristics
such as ‘tack’, adhesive cohesion
and work of adhesion.
Loop Tape Test System
Provides a means of assessing
‘Quick Stick’ according to FINAT
Method 9.
Multiple Indexing Plate
Allows ten adhesive measurements
to be performed and is quickly
indexable and centrally aligned to
the next test region for sample
setting determination.
 peel-rig-90  universal-peel-strength-rig  peel-strength-rig-bandage
90° Peel Rig
Allows 90 degree peel testing
via a sliding platform.
Universal Peel Strength Rig
Allows measurement of the peel
strength of containers up to
95mm diameter and 120mm
height at three angles.
Peel Strength Rig
(180 degree peel action)
Peel action measurement for adhesive bandages, adhesive tapes.
 large-peel-strength-rig  tape-unwinding-rig  flexible-substrate-clamp
Large Peel Strength Rig
Adjustable peel action measurement
for e.g. yoghurt, ready meal
packaging. It accommodates pots
up to 120mm diameter.
Tape Unwinding Rig
For the measurement of unwind
adhesion – a quantitative measure
of the degree of ease or difficulty
in unwinding a roll of tape.
Flexible Substrate Clamp
This device offers easier sample
mounting and securing for the
measurement of the adhesion of
a flexible substrate material when withdrawn from a sample.
Peltier Plate/Cabinet
Adhesives can be tested
at constant temperature,
providing more accurate
The Texture Analyser Range

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Most popular
single column
Texture Analyser
for universal application
High capacity
twin column
Texture Analyser
Simple stand-alone
Texture Analyser
with limited capacity
and testing stroke
Capacity 50kg 750kg 10kg
Speed Range 0.01 - 40mm/s 0.01 - 40mm/s 0.01 - 10mm/s
Maximum Data Acquisition 500pps 500pps 400pps
Full Library Test Availability x x
Full Flexibility of
Test Programming
and Data Analysis
x x
Expandability x x
Ease of Use x
Portability x x

Typical measurements include:

  • Adhesiveness/Stickiness

  • “Quick Stick”
  • Tackiness
  • Cohesiveness
  • Shear Strength
  • Stringiness/Tailing/Legginess
  • Extensibility
  • Peel strength
  • Hardness
  • Sealant extrudability
  • Elongation
  • Breaking strength


The Texture Analyser range is capable of quantifying a wide variety of the adhesive properties of such products as:

  • Adhesives/Glues
  • Hot Melt products
  • Coatings
  • Creams/lotions
  • Sealants
  • Adhesive tapes: double-sided, duct, electrical, foam-backed, masking, office, packaging
  • Bandages
  • Packaging
  • Caulkings
  • Resins
  • Solder paste
  • Gels: silicon, medical, cosmetic
  • Paints, inks, etc
  • Gums
  • Labels
  • Deodorant sticks
  • Waxes
  • Transdermal patches
  • Stable Micro Systems
  • Rudolph Research Analytical
  • Novasina
  • 3NH Colorimeter
  • Triowin