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ASTM D4040

Standard Test Method for Rheological Properties of Paste Printing and Vehicles by the Falling-Rod Viscometer

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 February 2010
Status: active
Page Count: 9
ICS Code (Inks. Printing inks): 87.080
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This test method covers the procedure for determining the falling-rod viscosity and degree of non-Newtonian behavior of printing inks, vehicles, and similar liquids that are essentially nonvolatile and unreactive under ordinary room conditions.

For printing inks, which are typically non-Newtonian, this test method is applicable in the apparent viscosity range from about 10 to 300 P at a shear rate of 2500 s−1. For Newtonian liquids, the applicable viscosity range is about 10 to 1000 P (1 P = 0.1 Pa·s).

This test method uses a falling-rod viscometer in which shear conditions are altered by manually adding weight to the rod. A fully automatic instrument is described in Test Method D6606.

This test method, as does Test Method D6606, bases calculations on the power law model of viscosity. ISO 12644 covers not only the power law but also the Casson and Bingham models.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 8.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM D4040
February 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Rheological Properties of Paste Printing and Vehicles by the Falling-Rod Viscometer
This test method covers the procedure for determining the falling-rod viscosity and degree of non-Newtonian behavior of printing inks, vehicles, and similar liquids that are essentially nonvolatile...
February 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Rheological Properties of Paste Printing and Vehicles by the Falling-Rod Viscometer
This test method covers the procedure for determining the falling-rod viscosity and degree of non-Newtonian behavior of printing inks, vehicles, and similar liquids that are essentially nonvolatile...
May 15, 2005
Standard Test Method for Rheological Properties of Paste Printing and Vehicles by the Falling-Rod Viscometer
This test method covers the procedure for determining the falling-rod viscosity and degree of non-Newtonian behavior of printing inks, vehicles, and similar liquids that are essentially nonvolatile...
June 10, 1999
Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Printing Inks and Vehicles by the Falling-Rod Viscometer
1. Scope * 1.1 This test method covers the procedure for determining the falling-rod viscosity of printing inks, vehicles, and similar liquids that are essentially nonvolatile and unreactive under...
December 10, 1996
Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Printing Inks and Vehicles by the Falling-Rod Viscometer
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1991
Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Printing Inks and Vehicles by the Falling-Rod Viscometer
A description is not available for this item.
April 28, 1989
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR VISCOSITY OF PRINTING INKS AND VEHICLES BY THE FALLING-ROD VISCOMETER
A description is not available for this item.
August 28, 1981
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR VISCOSITY OF PRINTING INKS AND VEHICLES BY THE FALLING-ROD VISCOMETER
A description is not available for this item.

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