Customer Magazine OnSet

"OnSet" is a publication of NETZSCH-Gerätebau which appears twice a year with articles on new instruments, new applications, etc.

OnSet 16 / 2017

In this edition:

  • New DSC 204 F1 Phoenix and TG 209 F1 Libra with Unique Automatic Sample Changer (page 1)
  • 2016 Annual Meeting of GEFTA (pape 5)
  • Polymer Identification by Means of KIMW Database and Identify (page 6)
  • Identify for Fast and Easy Classification of a Zero-Expansion Material (page 8)
  • Quality Assurance of Insulating Materials in Next to No Time (page 11)
  • Long-term Stability of Bio-Based Plastics – Investigation of the Effectiveness of Hydrolysis Stabilizers by Means of DSC (page 14)
  • Fast, Simple and Precise: DSC and Peak Separation for the Identification of Polymers in Packaging Films (page 18)
  • Our Events (page 20)

Cutting-edge Workflow Design MEETS Efficiency

New DSC 204 F1 Phoenix® and TG 209 F1 Libra® with Unique Automatic Sample Changer

Are you still working in the lab setting up measurments? Or did you already join the after-work party?

The new ASC can help you speed up your work, yet keep up the quality. With up to 204 samples, it can run without operator over night and over weekends. Even calibrations can be executed autonomously while your out of the lab. The ASC comes with the latest Proteus® software and delivers results with just one click.

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Congratulations! New Chairman PD Dr. Dr. Dirk Walter

2016 Annual Meeting of GEFTA

The GEFTA annual meeting is the most important forum in the German-speaking world for discussing important trends with expert colleagues and learning about new methods.

During this year's meeting, the members elected Dr. Dirk Walter as new chairman. He codrially thanked the presiding chairman Dr. Michael Feist for his excellent work and highlighted his tireless commitment in past years as well as his special skill in organizing and conducting multilateral conferences with neighboring European Societies for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.

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Polymer Identification by Means of KIMW Database and Identify

The KIMW database integrated into the Identify software allows for direct comparison of a measurement with many hundred DSC curves representing the majority of commercially available polymers.

Find out how this makes polymer identification not only easier, but also more reliable!

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Quality Control for High-Tech Materials

Identify for Fast and Easy Classification of a Zero-Expansion Material

ZERODUR® is a lithium alumosilicate glass ceramic by Schott AG with an extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion. It is used in various high-tech applications such as high-precision measurement technology, astronomy and LCD lithography. The quality of the material is of utmost importance.

See how the NETZSCH Proteus® software was applied to carry out sample measurements and easily assess them in terms of quality criteria.

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Time Is Money

Quality Assurance of Insulating Materials in Next to No Time

With the NETZSCH HFM instrument series and the new SmartMode software, your measuring efforts need not extend beyond the essentials of physical handling. Since the introduction of iPad and Co., software masks requiring explanations have become a thing of the past.

Take advantage of the intuitive Wizard, create and save your own User Methods and draw from your pool of recurring Favorites with no more than a tap of the finger. Create reports with a single click and benefit from the experience behind our employees’ application know-how.

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Long-Term Stability of Bio-Based Plastics

Investigation of the Effectiveness of Hydrolysis Stabilizers by Means of DSC

Plastic components are exposed to various environmental influences during their service life which can significantly change their material properties and reduce their life cycle. In order to prevent this, stabilizers are employed in plastics processing. Such additives, however, mean higher costs for material manufacturers.

This article describes how several modified compounds were manufactured, characterized and subjected to aging tests in order to analyze the influence of various levels of PLA hydrolysis stabilizer concentration. See how the resistance of PLLA to O2 and H2O can be prolonged and how target-oriented metering of expensive additives can offer savings in terms of material costs.

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Fast, Simple and Precise

DSC and Peak Separation for the Identification of Polymers in Packaging Films

From transparent rigid films that keep sliced cheese fresh for longer, to stable yogurt cups to flexible coffee packaging, composite films have become indispensable in the packaging industry. Depending on the application, these highly developed products may need to be oxygen-tight, transparent or printable and possess a certain flexibility and/or stability. Such properties can only be achieved through the use of a variety of components, such as multiple polymer layers.

Find out how these complex materials can be identified with a single DSC measurement and how Peak Separation helps to precisely characterize your material.

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