Rubber Compound — Evaporation of Plasticizer

In a standard measurement, the evaporation of a low-molecular plasticizer is overlapped by the decomposition of the elastomer components (red curves). The plasticizer begins separating earlier due to the lower boiling point resulting from the vacuum (black curves). The plasticizer content can hereby be determined much more precisely. (measurement with TG 209 F1 Libra®)

TG 209 F1 Libra®

Flexibility with the fittings of this premium instrument for thermogravimetry allow it to cover almost any imaginable application in the range up to 1100°C. The system has many outstanding features: BeFlat® function allows or immediate measurement upon switching on the unit, the system’s heating rates of up to 200 K/min allow for faster results, while its corrosion-resistant ceramic furnace withstands even fluorine- or chlorine-containing polymers, c-DTA® function for the detection of exothermal and endothermal reactions.

TG 209 F3 Tarsus®

This easy-to-use instrument for thermogravimetry was developed especially for routine applications in the field of plastics, but also finds application in the chemical industry. With a range of up to 1000°C, it is the ideal starter unit and offers the patented c-DTA® for the detection of exothermal and endothermal reactions with DSC.