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Practical rheology

  • T. A. Turner


Rheology is defined as the science of flow of matter or materials. In the context of metal packaging it involves the study of the viscosity, elasticity and plastic behaviour of coatings and inks. It is a complex subject in which measurement techniques give information that is often difficult to interpret precisely, especially in complex systems such as highly viscous printing inks.


Plastic Viscosity Rotational Viscometer Viscosity Difference Deck Plate Printing Plate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Turner
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  1. 1.Crown Cork & SealWantageUK

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