Equipped with a TA Instruments Rheometer and a Brookfield Viscometer Dynalene is ready to analyze viscosity, yield stress, shear rates and other properties of various Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids and soft solids.
Viscosity is defined as the internal friction of a fluid which makes it resistant to flow. This resistance to flow is caused by molecular attraction. Viscosity is an important characteristic to understand because it provides valuable information on how your material will perform. Determining the viscosity of your material can be important for something as simple as the thickness of your shampoo. This knowledge will allow you to have the assurance that your product is consistent from lot to lot and conforms to customers expectations. For complex engineering systems, understanding the viscosity of a product is vital for much more involved reasons, as in determining what type of pumps are needed, the piping system required and how the material may change at different temperatures and shear rates.