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Composite Materials Are Easily Characterized by Thermal Analysis

Composite materials are widely used in many industries because of their unique properties, such as low weight, attractive price, wide stiffness range, long fatigue life and good wear resistance. Thermal analysis techniques such as DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA are ideal for characterizing such materials.

Originally presented: October 15, 2021
Duration: 1 hour
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Thermal analysis can be used to analyze composite materials. A relatively small representative sample is sufficient to measure the most important properties and characteristics of such materials, for example the glass transition, content, decomposition behavior, and the elasticity and damping behavior.

In this webinar, we will describe the main techniques of thermal analysis and present some typical applications.

The webinar covers the following topics:
• Introduction
• Composites
• Thermal analysis
• Industries and applications
• Instrumentation and applications
• Summary

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how composites can by analyzed by thermal analysis
  • Get an overview which thermal effects or properties characterizes composites
  • Understand the advantages of the four main TA techniques, DSC, TGA, TMA and DMA, to measure composites


Andreas Bach, Ph.D, Applications Chemist, Thermal Analysis, Mettler-Toledo

In 2000, Bach was awarded a Ph.D in chemistry from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Following his studies, he worked as a research associate at the UW-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. Here, he was appointed a lecturer in physical organic chemistry in 2007 where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses until 2017. From 2018 until present,. Bach has worked as an applications specialist in thermal analysis at METTLER TOLEDO AG in Switzerland.