SPREADABILITY is the ease of which a product can be spread. It is commonly a desired characteristic of margarines, butter, jams, chocolate spreads, etc. but is also an important characteristic of ointments, creams and waxes. It is related to the firmness of a product and more often than not the ease of spreading is associated with a loss in firmness.
Typical properties that can be obtained from a texture analysis graph:
Work of shear, ease of spreading, firmness, stickiness
The above are only typical examples of spreadability measurement. We can, of course, design and manufacture probes or fixtures that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.
Once your measurement is performed, our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled – no-one understands texture analysis like we do. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample, but we can prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.
Typical Texture Analyser graph with annotated properties
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