Adhesive Testing Attachments

Spherical Probe - Avery Adhesion Test - Texture Analysis

Loop Tape Test System - Texture Analysis

Multiple Indexing Plate - Texture Analysis

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.

90deg Peel Rig - Texture Analysis

Universal Peel Strength Rig - Texture Analysis

Peel Strength Rig - 180deg - Texture Analysis

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 - Texture Analysis

Tape Unwinding Rig - Texture Analysis

Flexible Substrate Clamp - Texture Analysis

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a flexible substrate material when withdrawn from a sample.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 Cabinet - Texture Analysis

Peltier Plate/Cabinet
Adhesives can be tested 
at constant temperature,
providing more accurate

Application brochure


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.

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

Application Studies are available for the testing of adhesive products using the TA.XT2i, TA.XTplus, TA.XTExpress  or TA.HDplus texture analysers.

In addition, scientific papers have been published which reference the use of the TA.XT2i/TA.XTplus/
TA.HDplus in the testing of adhesive products.
Click here for paper titles and citation details.

Application Studies

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