Application Note: Measuring the Rheology of Thermoplastic Polymer Melts
19 October 2017
Rheology is the science of studying the flow and deformation of materials rooted in the laws of elasticity and viscosity proposed by Hooke and Newton in the late 17th Century. Thermoplastic polymer melts are widely used in many modern industrial processes to manufacture a multitude of objects, but are often difficult to characterize rheologically. This white paper explores a variety of methods to measure the flow of thermoplastic polymers, including rotational and capillary rheometry.