reduced viscosity

reduced viscosity

[ri′düst vi′skäs·əd·ē]
(engineering)
In plastics processing, the ratio of the specific viscosity to concentration.
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Viscometry is a basic, economical and qualitative technique, the data of reduced viscosity helps get to information about the size of the polymer capacity in the solution [9-12].
Sarlink ML-2355B is said to exhibit reduced viscosity for improved moldability, a wider processing window and greater weld-line strength.
[14], in which they defined a critical nanoparticle-to-polymer [R.sub.g] ratio to induce the transition from plasticization (reduced viscosity) to reinforcement (increased viscosity).
The increased melt temperature means further reduced viscosity of the polymer and more pressure flow in the screw but less pressure drop through the tooling.
In all materials, the reduced viscosity allows for the attainment of especially long parts or parts with extremely thin walls.
Reduced Viscosity. A sample of about 0.5 g was dissolved in 100 mL of formic acid.
These effects can include: reduced viscosity, lower electrical insulation, chemical stability and concentration.
The water was ion exchanged and distilled .Its conductivity, reduced viscosity was 2.0 [micro]s, 4.0 [dm.sup.3]/mol and its surface tension was 71.5 [+ or -] 0.5 N/m at 30[degrees]C.
The variation of the reduced viscosity, [[eta].sub.Sp]/C, versus the concentration of copolymers in aqueous salt solution is presented in Figure 4.
The uniform particle distribution and regularity of particle shape of MA#4 in the coatings contributes to added surface smoothness and consistent matting using this technology, as well as reduced viscosity build-up in the coating.
Reduced viscosity results in reduced line-loss (fluid drag) and increased flow rates without altering the oil's temperature or chemical composition.

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