Viscosity Shear Rate

Exploring the Impact of Particle Characteristics on Suspension Rheology

Particle Properties and Suspension Viscosity

Products ranging from adhesives, inks and paints to ceramics, personal care products, medicines and drinks, are dispersions or particle suspensions in liquid media. The function and behaviour of these products are highly dependent on the rheological properties of the suspension, which themselves result from its physical characteristics including particle shape, size, size distribution and concentrations together with their zeta potentials (electric charges).

This white paper examines the impact of particle properties on suspension viscosity, and more broadly on rheological behavior. It looks in some detail at how particle size, shape and zeta potential influence critical aspects of suspension performance such as viscosity and stability and how these properties can be manipulated to tailor this behavior.

Download the complete white paper here.

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