National Physical Laboratory


Rheological properties including viscosity

Coloured polymer pellets
Coloured polymer pellets

NPL's aims are to develop test methodologies for the rheological properties of materials, covering both a wide range of techniques and materials. Techniques which NPL have developed and contributed to the development of international standard on include:

Areas of rheological research

  • Testing of moisture sensitive polymers
  • Characterisation of gels for biotechnological applications
  • Characterisation of curing systems
  • Filled materials, including nano-composites


Tony Maxwell
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