Re: Types of cellulose ethers
- This is the popular explaination:
(Maybe someone with better knowledge than me fill in here!?)
Tixotropic is one of the properties of a fluid matter.
If you apply mechanichal shearing force to a tixotropic material (let's
say stirring it) it becomes "more fluid" - or getting a lower viscosity.
It will regain higher viscosity if its left untouched for some time.
The more tixotropic - the greater difference beween "unstirred"
and "stirred" condition
Many types of house paint have this property - they're like a soft
gelly when you open the can - but becomes more fluid when stirred.
Maybe the expression "pseudo plastic" also is used for this property in
english - I'm not quite sure.
As you perhaps understand this is not what you normally want for a
marbling size - though it might give some interesting results !!
- you can get a burnishing stone at Iris Nevins website:
Also, Peggy Skycraft sells MicroGlaze, another type of wax at her
Also, I haven't done it myself, but for very long links, you can go to
www.tinyurl.com and it will compress it for you for free.