How to use rheology

Paul Boughton

Many everyday products are suspensions or dispersions of particles in a liquid medium, ranging from adhesives and paints and inks through to food and drink, personal care and pharmaceutical products.

The physical properties of the dispersed particles, such as average particle size, particle size distribution, zeta potential or charge on the particles, and even particle shape, can all strongly influence the overall (bulk) rheological properties of the suspension, thereby defining their performance in any given application.

Malvern Instruments has kicked off a new series of Masterclass webinars available both as live events and subsequently as recorded presentations.

Based on the company’s eMasterclass concept, the ‘Masterclass on Suspension Properties’ series guides participants on how to use rheology in combination with other analytical techniques in order to formulate suspensions to meet specific performance targets.

The series will tackle each of these variables in turn, exploring how rheology measurements can be used alongside other data to engineer and develop optimal suspension performance.

The information is delivered in a very straightforward style, making the subject easily accessible and comprehensible to the broadest of audiences.

The webinars will run throughout the year and are expected to be especially useful for anyone new to rheology, or looking to effectively apply rheological analysis to the optimization of suspension/dispersion products.

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