The degree to which a semi-solid material such as grease resists deformation.
Property of a material which is evidenced by its resistance to flow. The general body characteristics of an ink, for example, viscosity; uniformity mostly used to describe the rheological property of an ink, such as "thick", "thin" and "buttery". In paper making, percentage, by weight, of fiber in pulp slurry.
The relative ease by which a soil can be deformed.
The apparent viscosity (or thickness) of a paint (see viscosity).
(i) The resistance of a material to deformation or rupture, (ii) the degree of cohesion or adhesion of the soil mass.
Relative stiffness, body, or resistance to agitation or deformation of a coating composition in bulk; the property may be a composite of plasticity, viscosity, yield value, and thixotropy.
1. the resistance of a material to deformation or rupture. 2. The degree of cohesion or adhesion of the soil mass. Used for describing consistency of soil materials at various soil moistures and degrees of cementation.
The composition of ink as opposed to its drying or optical qualities. Proper consistency is important to ensure a correct balance between wipeability and tackiness. The wipeability of ink can be improved by adding conditioner, such as Typolin. However, this reduces the stickiness of the ink, which is essential for ensuring the transfer of ink to paper during printing. The plate can be greased with vaseline to aid the lifting of ink from the depressions.
An indication of the deformability of a lubricating grease.
The resistance of a material to flow or permanent deformation when shearing stresses are applied to it. The term is generally used with materials whose deformations are not proportional to applied stresses. Viscosity is generally considered to be a similar internal friction that results in flow in proportion to the stress applied. (See Viscosity; Viscosity co-efficient.)
The apparent viscosity of an ink or varnish when shearing forces of varying degrees are applied to it in various ways, e.g. when it is disturbed in the can, poured from one vessel into another, or printed.