Dec 18, 2019 10:47:00 AM
Aug 13, 2019 4:14:00 PM
In Part II of this series, we continued our discussion on viscosity by tackling the topic of thixotropy. With this defined, we can now circle back to bring it all together and show how different measurement methods produce different results and how our measurement choices can actually work against us.
Aug 6, 2019 3:38:00 PM
In Part I of this series, we examined some of the issues with the viscosity cup measurement process and started to look at the fundamentals of fluid viscosity as a means of explaining the source of those problems. In this installment, we pick up the discussion with a somewhat difficult topic: thixotropy.
Jul 30, 2019 10:28:00 AM
Manufacturers who dispense fluids in their process (i.e. – paints and coatings, sealers and adhesives, potting compounds and encapsulants, etc.) all understand that the viscosity of that fluid is fundamental to the process out
Dec 3, 2017 1:03:00 PM
Viscometers are essential when it comes to managing the viscosity of fluids in your industrial processes. Without managing viscosity, you may run into any number of problems with your product, ranging from inconsistent color and various finish and/or texture imperfections to too much ink or solvent usage.
Nov 30, 2017 3:01:00 PM
Kinematic, dynamic, relative, apparent, absolute — when dealing with viscosity measurements using a viscometer, you will likely come across these words. They refer to the different types (or coefficient values) of viscosity that can be measured in a fluid.
Nov 26, 2017 12:52:00 PM
Not every fluid behaves like water. This might seem like a commonsense idea, but there’s quite a bit of physics behind it — it sums up the difference between Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.
Nov 23, 2017 3:00:00 PM
When you’re looking to purchase a viscometer to help you maintain proper viscosity in your printing, coating, or painting processes, you may come across another category of viscosity measuring devices known as rheometers. Rheometers are similar in principle to viscometers, but they tend to be more expensive. Part of the reason for this is that they have a much broader range of applications.
Nov 19, 2017 1:05:00 PM
In our last Viscometer Series blog, we reviewed some of the most common printing applications and why viscometers are so important to their success. In this article, we’ll be going over another area of applications where viscosity control is key: coating.
Nov 16, 2017 3:01:00 PM
Monitoring viscosity is critical across a range of industries. Any time you have a process that requires a fluid to be used in the finishing of a product, it’s incredibly important to be regularly measuring and taking note of the viscosity of that fluid.
Topics: Viscosity, Printing, viscometers, Viscometer Series, monitoring viscosity in printing applications, print applications, flexographic printing, gravure printing, offset printing, corrugated printing, pad printing
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