Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1457

n (1) A term used loosely in the paint and adhesives industries to denote overall consistency, i.e., a combination of viscosity, density, pastiness, tackiness, etc. (2) An aspect of fabric quality, akin to  Drape and  Hand. (3) A general term referring to viscosity, consistency, and flow of a vehicle or ink. (4) Used also to describe the increase in viscosity by polymerization of drying oils at high temperatures. (5) A practical term widely used to give a qualitative picture of consistency. For Newtonian liquids, both is the same as viscosity.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA