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Our Customer Base is Expanding like Our Appetites for the Holidays!

Posted by Eric Ng

Nov 14, 2017 4:00:00 AM

As we head into the holidays of 2017, we are expanding with many new customers.Including our recent new end user in Saudi Arabia and more, orders from overseas subsidiaries or partners are growing!

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Topics: RheoSense International Partners, RheoSense News, RheoSense Clients, Announcement

First Order from Saudi Arabia

Posted by Eric Ng

Oct 10, 2017 7:48:25 PM

Recently we received our first order from Saudi Arabia. The order is from the leading university in Saudi Arabia and they order an m-VROC® with multiple chips.
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Topics: General Information, RheoSense, Inc., RheoSense News, RheoSense Clients, viscosity

What is the worlds longest running lab experiment?

Posted by Rick Paulino

Oct 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Back in 1927, Australia’s University of Queensland physicist Thomas Parnell started what is now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running lab experiment. Dr. Parnell wanted to examine the viscosity of pitch, a tar like substance, by observing the speed at which it flows from a funnel into a jar. Since the pitch was first poured in 1927, only nine drops have fallen, with the last one occurring in April 2014.

This long running experiment has applications that remain relevant to high viscosity polymers and liquids seen in today’s applications. One such application is in 3D inks which can have viscosities greater than 50,000cP.

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Topics: Fun with Viscosity

LAPONITE - Use to Enhance Cell Growth & Drug Delivery

Posted by Grace

Sep 13, 2017 9:19:53 PM

Laponite is an additive which is by definition, "a unique specialty additive; a layered silicate manufactured from naturally occurring inorganic mineral sources." The main purpose in which Laponite serves can be separated into two major uses:

1) Rheology Modifier — Laponite is added to various consumer products to improve stability; many products have been shear sensitive or thixotropic behavior. Laponite is often used as a thickener in cosmetics.

2) Film Former  Laponite produces film to create electrically conductive coatings

Aside from these two major uses, Laponite has been used in the healthcare industry as a bioink additive to hydrogels, enabling a habitable environment for stem cells and also playing a role in creating a biodegradable containment for drug delivery.

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Topics: Applications, Automatic Viscometer, Inks Viscosity, Application Focus

How Viscosity Shapes the Earth

Posted by Dave Fox

Sep 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM

Not many people besides rheologist and scientist think much about viscosity, but it plays a very important roll in geology and geography. Check out this NASA article and next time you look at the landscape you might be thinking about viscosity.

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Topics: Applications, Fun with Viscosity

Flexible Flagella

Posted by Grace

Sep 5, 2017 11:58:19 AM

A recent study has been released by brilliant researchers at Penn State. Upon careful research, it has been discovered that bacteria plays a role in viscosity. Solutions where bacteria is highly concentrated, it was observed that there was a decrease in viscosity. Initially thought to be a result of high concentrations, researchers dug deeper.

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Topics: Applications

Lubricant Health & Viscosity

Posted by Rick Paulino

Aug 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM

As a lubricant begins to breakdown it undergoes significant viscosity changes. These viscosity changes can play a critical role in the life and performance of moving parts. For example, knowing when to change the engine oil in a car is straightforward, every 3,000 to 5,000 miles is a good rule of thumb. Going beyond the recommended scheduled oil change runs the risk of critical component failure leading to engine damage. However, what if you don’t have a convenient method, like miles driven, to gauge the health of your lubricant? How will you know when the lubricant begins to breakdown? The solution to this is knowing your viscosity!

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Topics: Viscosity Measurements, Applications, Oil Viscosity

Weissenberg Effect

Posted by Dave Fox

Aug 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM

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Topics: Fun with Viscosity

Customer Success: Extensional Viscometer

Posted by Eric Ng

Aug 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We are pleased to announce we have received an order for an e-VROC, extensional viscometer, from a state-owned oil company in Argentina.

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Topics: RheoSense International Partners, RheoSense, Inc., RheoSense News, RheoSense Clients, Announcement

International Partners

Posted by Grace

Aug 1, 2017 1:04:29 PM

In June, Mr. Lee of our partner in South Korea (Sercrim Labtech), visited us to do a refresher on the servicing side of RheoSense viscometers.

RheoSense's ability to have such a wide, global presence is due to the support and partnership of our international distributors. All of RheoSense's international partners go through a contractual process and technical training to be able to fully supply and support RheoSense viscometers.

If you are interested in distributing RheoSense viscometers or work with one of our international partners, contact us and we will connect you! 

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Training

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Topics: RheoSense International Partners, RheoSense, Inc., RheoSense News

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