Rheological tests are commonly used as a quality control tool for liquid and semi-solid formulations. After all, the structure of a sample helps determine whether the end product will satisfy consumer expectations for quality and performance.

That’s why consistently producing good quality products requires accurate, reproducible rheological results. To get those, you have to consider some important steps before rheological testing even begins.

Watch these webinars to review and learn more about avoiding simple mistakes in sample handling, setting up the best test method and selecting the right measuring geometries. Getting these initial steps right can help ensure the best possible results from your rheological measurements and consistently good quality products at the end.

Webinar 1: What to do before pressing the start button?

Good quality control requires testing the structure of samples throughout the process for critical characteristics. The end product needs to consistently have the right spreadability, appearance, feel, shelf-life, shape stability, etc. to meet consumers’ standards. That means your rheological test results need to be extremely reliable and reproducible.

Yet rheological testing is frequently impacted by some simple mistakes in both sample handling and the selection of the test method itself. Make sure your lab is getting it right.

Presenter: Nate Crawford

Duration: 55 minutes
Speaker: Nate Crawford, Ph.D., Rheology Applications Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Nate is the rheology applications specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific in the U.S. and Canada. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and over seven years of experience conducting rheological measurements. Nate has worked with a wide range of materials, from colloidal suspensions, biomass, polymers, food, and beyond.

Webinar 2: Select the correct measuring geometry

Choosing the right measuring systems is critical for reliable and reproducible rheological data. Learn how to select the optimal geometry according to type of rheometer, test conditions and sample properties.

Watch this webinar to learn how to select the right measuring tool for the job.

Presenter: Fabian Meyer

Duration: 23 minutes
Speaker: Fabian Meyer, Ph.D. Senior Rheology Applications Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Fabian is a rheology applications specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific and is based in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has a Ph.D. in Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry and over 12 years of experience in the field of rheology and materials science.