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Viscosity Comparison Chart

Viscosity Comparison Chart
MATERIAL VISCOSITY (centipoises)
Water @ 70 F 1-5
Blood or Kerosene 10
Anti-Freeze or Ethylene Glycol 15
Motor Oil SAE 10 or Corn Syrup 50-100
Motor Oil SAE 30 or Maple Syrup 150-200
Motor Oil SAE 40 or Castor Oil 250-500
Motor Oil SAE 60 or Glycerin 1,000-2,000
Karo Corn Syrup or Honey 2,000-3,000
Blackstrap Molasses 5,000-10,000
Hershey Chocolate Syrup 10,000-25,000
Heinz Ketchup or French’s Mustard* 50,000-70,000
Tomato Paste or Peanut Butter 150,000-200,000
Crisco Shortening or Lard 1,000,000-2,000,000
Caulking Compound 5,000,000-10,000,000
Window Putty 100,000,000
*material is thixotropic
These are approximate numbers and should be used for a guide only.