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Approximate Viscosities of Some Common Liquids

Liquid Specific Gravity @
16°C
Absolute
Viscosity
cP
Temperature
Viscosity Type
N = Newtonian
T = Thixotropic
DAIRY PRODUCTS
 
 
 
 
Butter Fat
 
42
43
N
Butter Fat
 
20
65
N
Butter Deodorised
 
45
50
N
Cottage Cheese
 
30,000
18
T
Cocoa Butter
0.92
50
60
N
Cocoa Butter
0.87
0.5
100
N
Condensed Milk
 
40-80
40-50
N
Condensed Milk 75% Solids
1.3
2160
20
T
Cream 30% Fat
1.0
14
16
N
Cream 45% Fat
0.99
48
16
N
Cream 50% Fat
0.98
112
16
N
Cream 50% Fat
 
55
32
N
Milk
1.02-1.05
2.0
18
N
Milk
1.02-1.05
1.0
52
N
Milk Whey 48% Sugar
 
800-1500
40
T
Process Cheese
 
6500
80
T
Process Cheese
 
30,000
18
T
Whole Egg
 
150
4.5
T
Yoghurt
1.15
152
40
T
FOOD PRODUCTS
 
 
 
 
Batter
 
29,500
30
T
Baby Food
 
1400
93
T
Beet Sauce
 
1950
76
T
Biscuit Cream Premix
 
29,200
18
T
Brewers Yeast
 
368
18
T
Broth Mix
 
430
18
T
Carob Bean Sauce
 
1500
30
T
Chocolate
 
280
49
T
Citrus Fruit Pulp
1.27
600
20
T
Coffee Liquor 30-40%
 
10-100
20
T
Custard
1.6
1500
85-90
T
Edible Oil
0.9
65
20
N
Gelatine 37% Solids
 
1190
43
T
Glucose
1.3
4300-8600
25-30
T
Gravy Slurry
1.0
110
80
T
Fruit Juice
1.04
55-75
18
N
Jam Garnish
 
8440
16
T
Malt Extract 80%
 
9500
18
T
Malt Extract
1.4
3000
60
T
Mayonnaise
 
20,000
20
T
Mincemeat
 
100,000
30
T
Mousse Mix
 
1200
5
T
Pectin
 
300
38
N
Pectin
 
345
27
N
Orange Juice Concentrate
30 Brix
630
20
N
Orange Juice Concentrate
30 Brix
91
80
N
Orange Juice Concentrate
50 Brix
2410
20
N
Orange Juice Concentrate
50 Brix
330
80
N
Rice Pudding
 
10,000
100
T
Salad Cream
 
1300-2600
18
T
Sauce – Apple
1.1
500
80
T
Sorbitol
1.29
200
20
N
Tomato Ketchup
 
1000
30
T
Tomato Paste 30%
 
195
18
T
Vinegar
 
12-15
20
N
Yeast Surry
 
20
18
T
Soya Bean Slurry
 
5000-10,000
50-90
T
PHARMACEUTICALS
 
 
 
 
Detergents
 
1470
70
T
Hand Cream
 
780
18
T
Latex Emulsion
1.0
200
24
T
Latex Emulsion
 
48
65
T
Paraffin Emulsion
1.2
3000
18
T
Shampoos
 
3000
36
T
Soap Arylan
1.0 at 40°C
630
60
T
Soap Solution
1.03 at 60°C
82
60
T
Toothpaste
 
70,000-100,000
18
T
Wax
0.9
500
93
T
FISH AND ANIMAL OILS
 
 
 
 
Bone Oil
0.92
48
54
N
Cod Oil
0.93
32
38
N
Lard
0.96
62
38
N
Lard Oil
0.91-0.93
40-47
38
N
Sperm Oil
0.88
24
38
N
Whale Oil
0.93
25-39
38
N
VEGETABLE OILS
 
 
 
 
Castor Oil
0.96
580
27
N
Castor Oil
 
36
80
N
Chinawood Oil
0.94
300
21
N
Coconut Oil
0.93
55
24
N
Coconut Oil
 
30
38
N
Corn Oil
0.92
28
57
N
Cotton Seed Oil
0.88
62
24
N
Cotton Seed Oil
0.93
24
52
N
Linseed Oil Raw
0.93-0.94
29
38
N
Olive Oil
0.91
40
38
N
Palm Oil
0.92
43
38
N
Peanut Oil
0.92
38
38
N
Soya Bean Oil
0.93
60
24
N
Soya Bean Oil
 
12
80
N
Turpentine
0.86
2.0
16
N
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
 
 
 
 
Acetate Glue
 
1200-1400
20
T
NaOH 20%
1.22
1.0
18
N
NaOH 30%
1.33
1.0
18
N
NaOH 40%
1.43
20
18
N
Cresol Crystals
 
10
18
T
Glycerine 100%
1.26 at 20°C
648
20
N
Glycerine 100%
 
176
38
N
Isopropyl Alcohol
1.11
1.9
85
N
Lacquer 25% Solids
 
3000
18
T
Polyester
1.1 at 30%
3000
30
T
Polypropylene
 
240,000
50
T
Polyisobutylene
1.09 at 85°
12,500
85
T
Plastisol
2.5
28,000
18
T
Printers Ink
 
550-2200
38
T
Printers Ink
 
238-660
54
T
Resin Solution
 
880
24
T
Resin Solution
 
975
21
T
Resin Solution
 
7140
18
T
Sulphonic Acid
1.04
125
30
T
Triacetate Dope
 
48,000/60,000
40
T
GLYCOL PRODUCTS
 
 
 
 
Propylene
1.04
52
21
N
Triethylene
1.12
40
21
N
Diethylene
1.12
32
21
N
Ethylene
1.12
18
21
N


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