Polymers

Our analytical instruments serve to characterize thermal effects and determine materials data such as the melting/crystallization of thermoplastics, glass transition temperature, thermal stability, composition of rubber mixtures, curing behavior of thermosetting materials, and E modulus values of anisotropic composites.

Polymers can generally be divided into three main groups: thermoplastics, elastomers and thermosets. Their thermal properties can be determined with our thermoanalytical measuring systems in the areas of product development, quality assurance, failure analysis and process optimization.

Polymer Analysis in Detail

Please choose your polymer application field.
Using various issues as examples, you will get detailed insight into the world of Thermal Analysis.

Polymers — Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polyamide (PA) — Decomposition
Polycrystalline Graphite — Thermal Conductivity
PTFE — Visco-Elastic Properties
Rubber Compound — Evaporation of Plasticizer
Ethylene Propylene Rubber Foam — Thermal Conductivity
Paints: Hexandiol Diacrylate (HDDA) — Irradiation
Quality Control of Polymers by means of DSC - Oxidative Stability
Curing Behavior of a Structural Adhesive
Curing of a CFR Epoxy Prepreg
Polymers — Polystyrene with narrow molar mass distribution
Polymer Film — Tension Test
Polycarbonate — Thermal Conductivity
Epoxy Resin — Melting & Curing
Polymer Tape — Thermal Diffusivity
Non-vulcanized Natural Rubber — Evolded Gas Analysis (TG-GC-MS)
Paints — Evolved Gas Analysis (FT-IR)
Quality Control of Polymers by means of DSC - Thermal Behavior of Thermoplastic Polyurethane
Curing of EVA
Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Rubber-Mixture (EPDM)
UV curing
Polymers — Behavior under Pressure
Epoxy Resin — Curing, Partial Diffusion Control
Epoxy-Graphite Composite — Curing
Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy — Thermal Conductivity & Thermal Diffusivity
SBR Rubber Mixture — Dynamic-Mechanical Properties
Determination of the Oxidation Induction Time or Temperature: OIT and OOT
Analysis of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) (TGA-FT-IR)
Polyethylene (PE)
Polymers — Simultaneous DEA-DMA Measurement
Dental Composites — Mechanical Stability
Glass Fiber Filled Epoxy — Curing
Rubber Compound for Tires — Decomposition
Polyimide Prepreg — Production Monitoring
Glass Fiber Reinforced PBT — Dynamic-Mechanical Properties
Quality Control of Polymers by means of DSC - Incoming Goods Inspection
Curing of an Epoxy Resin