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The Rheology of Polymer Colloids

  • J. W. Goodwin

Abstract

The deformation and flow properties of polymer colloids are important at some stage of all latex products. Examples of final products in which the rheology is one of the major performance criteria are paints, adhesives, inks and fabric coatings. On the other hand, the flow properties are of great importance during the polymerization process in order to ensure correct heat and mass transfer conditions and after polymerization, pumping and mixing the latex systems also require the correct viscosity. In fact the production of the polymer in the colloidal form is often the only way of acquiring the correct properties.

Keywords

Latex Particle Relaxation Modulus Relaxation Spectrum Deborah Number Polystyrene Latex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Goodwin
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  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of BristolBristolEngland

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