Rheology Solutions has predicted flow behaviour in adhesive and sealant applications using different rheological measuring techniques.
The demand for high quality adhesive and sealant products continues to increase. Application problems with these products, to name a few, include sedimentation, storage stability, poor processing properties and poor surface characteristics. Whether it is research, development, process engineering or quality control, rheology is important in all of these fields. There are many rheological questions for adhesives and sealants used in a wide variety of applications. Modern rheometers provide answers to many questions that help customers solve product problems.
Rheometers, with a wide range of testing procedures, can simulate application processes and characterise a material’s suitability for those applications. The resulting data can be interpreted and correlated with applications to predict requisite material properties, or show directions and ways to change the processes or the materials.