Rheology of Printing Inks

  • A. Tabbernor


Rheology is the study of the flow and deformation of matter. The aim of this science is to define and evaluate such words as consistency, tack length of flow, stiffness and body in terms of the physical properties of the materials. These words are used in everyday language and with special significance in many sections of industry. At first sight such terms may appear to be self-explanatory and simple to define, in fact the converse is true and the greater the need for precision the greater is the complexity of separating the factors involved.


Shear Rate Apparent Viscosity Plastic Viscosity Newtonian Liquid Shear Stress Shear Rate 


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  • A. Tabbernor
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  1. 1.Mander-Kidd (UK) Ltd.UK

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