Parallel Plate Rheology @ Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)

Institution Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
County Westmeath
Technique Category Rheometry/Viscosity
Technique Parallel Plate Rheology

Basic Capabilities

Gives melt viscosity vs shear rate information on materials. Choosing Processing Parameters / Effects of Shear Stresses on Materials


Equipment Make
Equipment Model


Advantage of Technique/Equipment large variety of methods can be set up to run depending on info needed
Limitations of Technique/Equipment Limited to 400oC

Other Details

Containment Thermal Issues
Turnaround Time Sample Dependent
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/Technician
Indicative Price €280 for sample 1 and €180 for each sample after this plus €40 setup charge

Industry Recommendation


Alan Murphy

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Internal PM



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