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Understanding Thermal Analysis of Elastomers

Elastomers are used in many industries because of their unique elastic properties. The automotive, aerospace and defense industries use elastomers for tires, tubes, dampers, coatings, and seals. In this Webinar, we will present the four main techniques of thermal analysis and present some typical applications.



Date: June 24, 2019
Time: 10 AM EDT (7 AM PDT / 4:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Thermal Analysis can be used for quality control and research of elastomers. Just a small sample of a few milligrams is sufficient to measure the most important properties and characteristics of such materials, for example the glass transition, vulcanization, the expansion coefficient, swelling, decomposition, and elasticity.

In this Webinar, we will present the four main techniques of thermal analysis and present some typical applications. These techniques (DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA) are ideal for characterizing materials from -150 to 1600 °C.

The Webinar covers the following topics:

  • Basic properties of elastomers
  • Typical questions
  • Thermal analysis
  • Industries and applications
  • Instrumentation and applications
    • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    • Thermogravimetry (TGA)
    • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
    • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Key Takeaways

  • Understand why Thermal Analysis is often used to analyze elastomers
  • Gain insight into the advantages of the 4 basic TA techniques
  • Learn what kind of information can be measured by TA in the field of elastomers

Speaker

Dr. Andreas Bach, Applications Chemist, Thermal Analysis, Mettler-Toledo, Analytical

Dr. Andreas Bach is an Applications Specialist in Thermal Analysis at METTLER TOLEDO AG in Switzerland. He was awarded a PhD in chemistry in 2000 from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Following his studies, he worked as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry. In 2002, he accepted a position as a senior scientist in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich. He joined METTLER TOLEDO AG in 2018.