Tensile Breaking Strength 

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A property of paper that indicates its ability to withstand a stretching force without breaking. The paper’s maximum elongation due to tensile stress is expressed as a percentage of its …

Tensile Energy Absorption 

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A measure of the capacity of paper to withstand a shock when subjected to sudden high tension. The tensile force applied to a paper is graphed against the percentage elongation …

Tensile Strength 

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Catchall term for a paper’s ability to withstand a stretching force. See Tensile Breaking Strength, Wet-Tensile Breaking Strength, Tensile-at-the-Fold, Tensile Energy Absorption, Wet Strength, and Z-Directional Tensile Strength. ‘Tensile strength is also a general term describing …

Tensile Test 

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A means of testing a paper’s tensile strength that clamps a strip of paper vertically between two jaws and stretches the paper until it breaks. Tensile strength is expressed in pounds per …

Tensile-at-the-Fold 

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A test for coated papers to be used in heatset drying that aims to determine how well the paper will withstand folding and degradation due to heat without cracking along the fold. …