Rheological Properties of Poly(dimethylsiloxane)

Mamdouh T. Ghannam, M. Nabil Esmail

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Poly(dimethylsiloxane) solutions are widely used in coating mixtures of many industrial coating processes. The flow of these solutions in and around the coating devices is strongly dependent on their rheological properties. This work presents a comprehensive experimental study of these properties. The tests were carried out for two poly(dimethylsiloxane), PDMS, solutions with vastly different viscosities, 1000 and 30 000 mPa·s. The measurements were taken on the RheoStress RS100 rheometer of Haake, over the range of temperatures 10-50°C. The solutions were tested for steady shear values, thixotropic behavior, transient shear stress response, yield stress values, creep-recovery response, and dynamic response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1340
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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