Rheology Standards – DIN (selective)

DIN 1342

Viscosity: p.1. rheological terms, p.2. Newtonian fluids, p.3. non-Newtonian fluids, 2003.

DIN 13343

Linear viscoelastic materials, 1994.

DIN 16945

Testing reaction resins, hardeners and catalyzed resins, 1989.

DIN 51563

Testing mineral oils: Determination of the viscosity–temperature relation, 1976.

DIN 51810

Determination of the shear viscosity of lubricating greases using a rotational viscometer, with a cone-and-plate measuring system, 1999, draft 2005.

DIN 51818

Testing lubricants: The consistency classification of lubricating greases (NLGI grades), 1981/1988.

DIN 53019

Measurement of viscosity and flow curves using rotational viscometers; p.1: principles and measuring geometries, 2004 (draft); p.2: viscometer calibration and determination of measurement uncertainty, 2001.  DIN 53019-4-draft includes DIN 53018-76 and 53019-80; coaxial cylinders in general and the standard geometry, cone-and-plate, parallel plates.

DIN 53229

Testing coatings: Determination of viscosity at high shear rates using rotational viscometers, 1989.

DIN 53513

Determination of the viscoelastic properties of elastomers under forced oscillation at non-resonant frequencies, using tensile and linear-shear tests, 1990.

DIN 53535

Testing rubbers and elastomers: General requirements for dynamic test methods, using tensile, compression, torsional and linear-shear tests, 1982.

Rheology Standards – International Standards Organization (selective)

ISO 1133

Plastics: Determination of the melt flow rate (MFR) and the melt volume flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics, 2005.

ISO 3219

Plastics, polymers/resins in the liquid state or as emulsions or dispersions:  Determination of viscosity using a rotational viscometer with a defined shear rate, 1993.

ISO 6388

Surface active agents: Determination of flow properties using a rotational viscometer, 1989.

ISO 6721

Plastics: Determination of dynamic mechanical properties, 1995/2001.

p.1: General principles (terms: shear, tensile, compression moduli, Poisson’s ratio, test modes);

p.10:     Complex shear viscosity using a parallel-plate oscillatory rheometer (polymer melts, also G*, G’, G’’), 1999

ISO 9000

Quality management systems, fundamentals and vocabulary, 2005.

ISO 9514

Paints and varnishes: Determination of the pot-life of multicomponent coating systems, 2005.

ISO 12115

Fibre-reinforced plastics (thermosetting moulding compounds and prepregs): determination of flowability, maturation and shelf life, 1998.

ISO 13503

Petroleum and natural gas industries (completion fluids and materials), p.1: Measurement of various properties of completion fluids, 2005.

ISO 14446

Binders for paints and varnishes: Determination of the viscosity of cellulose nitrate solutions and classifications of such solutions, 1999.

ISO 14678

Adhesives: Determination of resistance to flow (sagging, after application and during cure), 2005.

ISO 16862

Paints and varnishes: Evaluation of sag resistance, 2003.


General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

ISO 20965

Plastics: Determination of the transient extensional viscosity of polymer melts; specimens stretched uniaxially under constant strain rate and constant temperature, strain rate range of 0.01 to 1 s-1, at Hencky  strains up to 4, temperatures up to 250oC, extensional viscosity range 10 kPa.s to 10 MPa.s, 2003.

Rheology Standards – American Society for Testing & Materials (selective)


Standard terminology relating to plastics.


Standard test methods for viscosity of adhesives.


Standard test methods for rheological properties of non-Newtonian materials by rotational (Brookfield type) viscometer.


Standard test method for apparent viscosity of adhesives having shear-rate dependent flow properties.


Standard test method for apparent viscosity of hot melt adhesives and coating materials.


Standard practice for dilute solution viscosity of polymers.


Standard test method for low-temperature viscosity of lubricants measured by Brookfield viscometer.


Standard practice for sampling liquid paints and related pigmented coatings.


Standard classification system for specifying plastic materials.


Standard practice for plastics: dynamic mechanical properties: determination and report of procedures.


Standard terminology for plastics: dynamic mechanical properties.


Standard test method for high-shear viscosity using a cone-plate viscometer.


Standard test method for viscosity determination of asphalt at elevated temperatures using a rotational viscometer.


Standard test method for plastics: dynamic mechanical properties: melt rheology.


Standard test method for plastics: dynamic mechanical properties: cure behavior.


Standard practice for evaluating precision for test method standards in the rubber and carbon black manufacturing industries.


Standard test method for determination of yield stress and apparent viscosity of engine oils at low temperature.


Standard test methods for polyurethane raw materials: determination of viscosity of crude or modified isocyanates.


Standard guide for testing printing inks and related materials.


Standard test method for shear viscosity of coal-tar and petroleum pitches.


Standard practice for calculation of permanent shear stability index.


Standard practice for defining the viscosity characteristics of hydraulic fluids.


Standard test method for shear testing of bulk solids using the Jenike shear cell.


Standard test method for rubber properties—measurement of cure and after-cure dynamic properties using a rotorless shear rheometer.


Standard test method for low temperature viscosity of drive line lubricants in a constant shear stress viscometer.


Standard test method for rotational viscosity of heavy duty diesel drain oils at 100oC.


Standard test method for determining the rheological properties of asphalt binder using a dynamic shear rheometer.


Standard test method for viscoelastic properties of paste ink vehicle using an oscillatory rheometer.


Standard test method for cone/plate viscosity at a 500 s-1 shear rate.


Standard terminology relating to methods of mechanical testing.


Standard practice for use of the terms precision and bias in ASTM test methods.