strength - The strength of a material when tested by pulling. In the absorbent tissue paper industry, this is usually reported as the maximum load that a one-inch wide specimen can bear before rupture, averaged over a number of specimens. The test can be done while the paper is dry or re-wetted (see wet strength). In most products, the test result is very dependent upon which direction the paper is pulled. The Machine Direction Tensile strength (MDT) is usually much greater than the Cross Direction Tensile strength (CDT). There are two other measurements that are often provided by the machine that performs the tensile test: Stretch and Energy. Of these, Machine Direction Stretch (MDS) is usually considered to be the most useful, and it is reported as the percentage of elongation of the test specimen at the moment that peak load occurred.
capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"