Specialist contract testing services are available and contracts can be tailored to suit discrete tests or protracted testing requirements involving a series of tests over a period of weeks or months.

Rheology Solutions has invested in a fully equipped applications laboratory to further increase the level of customer focus and application support. The appointment of two rheologists and the upgraded laboratory facilities has proved to be a great asset to new and existing customers. These initiatives are providing a valuable resource to the growing customer base within the field of rheology and material characterisation.

The key areas we service are:

Contract testing of customer samples and products
Technical support for new and existing Rheology Solutions customers
Customer method development & validation
Customer training covering rheology theory and practice
Development and facilitation of rheology seminars and workshops

The Rheology Solutions applications laboratory is equipped with a comprehensive range of equipment and instruments to meet the requirements of material characterisation.

The equipment and instruments currently available are:

HAAKE RheoStress RS80 – controlled stress rheometer
HAAKE RheoStress RS150 – controlled stress rheometer
HAAKE CaBER 1 – capillary breakup extensional rheometer
HAAKE MFI – melt flow indexer
HAAKE MARS III – modular rheometer with visualisation and high temperature options

This combination of instruments and equipment allows the testing and definition of the material properties of most solids and liquids. In this way Rheology Solutions can provide unparalleled expertise and customer advice for sensible instrument and sensor selection as well as consultation and test procedure development.

This range of on-site instrumentation also permits Rheology Solutions to undertake comprehensive contract consulting and sample testing across most applications.

The precision and reliability of all data collected during testing is examined through multiple tests and comparison and dissemination of all data collected is passed to the relevant parties.

The continued reliability of our instruments is ensured through a schedule of regular maintenance and calibration checks, using calibration oils.

Specialist contract testing services are also available and contracts can be tailored to suit discrete tests or protracted testing requirements involving a series of tests over a period of weeks or months.

Contract testing services are available for the following specific application areas:

Surface Coating Industries

A range of comprehensive data can be provided for:

Liquid properties
Creep & recovery tests
Viscoelastic moduli
Flow curves
Yield stress
Viscosity curves
Extensional properties including – Apparent extensional viscosity, Time to break-up of strands, Extensional constants
Concentration and temperature profiles
Effects of particle size distribution
Effects of additives and viscosity modifiers

QA/QC for optimal processing

These tests will provide valuable information for process design, modification and control. Test results can be provided simply as data files or supplied with complete interpretation and recommendations.

Additionally, Rheology Solutions can facilitate testing at the overseas suppliers laboratories when required.

Contact us to discuss your application and the support we can offer wither a contract testing or sample testing – instrument evaluation.

A complete Contract Testing Information kit specific to your industry is available by sending an email to info@rheologysolutions.com and typing “Contract Testing Kit (for your specific industry)” in the subject area. You should receive your kit via post within 5 working days or you can visit our Industry Contract Testing information page.

The Contract Testing Request Form needs to be completed and returned prior to any samples being sent. This will allow us to advise you within 48 hours if we require further information. We will then provide an overview of the work we will carry out including an estimate of the projected time scale and associated fee.

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