Search our interactive viscosity table to determine the characteristics of your product(s).

The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to deformation at a given rate. For liquids, it corresponds to the informal concept of "thickness": for example, syrup has a higher viscosity than water.  This is an important factor in determining the best filling machine for your application. Enter your liquids into the search field to the upper right of the table or use the column headers to sort the columns.

Search our interactive viscosity table to determine the characteristics of your product(s).

The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to deformation at a given rate. For liquids, it corresponds to the informal concept of "thickness": for example, syrup has a higher viscosity than water.  This is an important factor in determining the best filling machine for your application. Enter your liquids into the search field above the table, then click the + sign to the left of the liquid to view the viscosity specifications of that liquid.

wdt_IDApplicationMaterialCentipoise (cp)Temperature °CNewtonian or ThixotropicClassification
1IndustrialAcetone0.3220Low
2DairyCocoa Butter0.50100NLow
3IndustrialMethyl Alcohol0.5620Low
4IndustrialToluol1.0020Low
5DairyMilk1.0052NLow
6IndustrialNaOH 20%1.0018NLow
7IndustrialNaOH 30%1.0018NLow
8FoodWater1.0020NLow
9IndustrialEthyl Alcohol1.1020Low
10IndustrialIsopropyl Alcohol1.9085NLow
ApplicationMaterialCentipoise (cp)Temperature °CNewtonian or ThixotropicClassification
wdt_IDApplicationMaterialCentipoise (cp)Temperature °CNewtonian or ThixotropicClassification
1IndustrialAcetone0.3220Low
2DairyCocoa Butter0.50100NLow
3IndustrialMethyl Alcohol0.5620Low
4IndustrialToluol1.0020Low
5DairyMilk1.0052NLow
6IndustrialNaOH 20%1.0018NLow
7IndustrialNaOH 30%1.0018NLow
8FoodWater1.0020NLow
9IndustrialEthyl Alcohol1.1020Low
10IndustrialIsopropyl Alcohol1.9085NLow
ApplicationMaterialCentipoise (cp)Temperature °CNewtonian or ThixotropicClassification

What influences the flow of a given liquid material?

1. The material's inner molecular structure.  For instance, a highly viscous material features tightly linked molecules that cause the material to resist deformation. 2. The shear rate or the shear stress, respectively, as an external force. Actions such as wiping, pushing, pulling, or forces like gravity influence this. The amount of influence depends on the strength and duration of the action or force. 3. The ambient conditions including temperature and pressure. These variables determine under which conditions a material flows and which type of flow it will develop. Laminar flow is required to measure viscosity.

What influences the flow of a given liquid material?

1. The material's inner molecular structure.  For instance, a highly viscous material features tightly linked molecules that cause the material to resist deformation. 2. The shear rate or the shear stress, respectively, as an external force. Actions such as wiping, pushing, pulling, or forces like gravity influence this. The amount of influence depends on the strength and duration of the action or force. 3. The ambient conditions including temperature and pressure. These variables determine under which conditions a material flows and which type of flow it will develop. Laminar flow is required to measure viscosity.