A thermal analysis of polymers can help determine if a material is appropriate for its intended application or use. Thermal analysis methods measure mechanical changes under differing temperatures and loads, and can pinpoint when and at what temperature significant thermal events occur.
Element offers several highly reliable thermal analysis methods. Using a model of temperature over time, these methods provide accurate data about glass transition temperature (Tg), coefficient of linear thermal expansion (COLTE), specific heat, melting temperature, phase transitions, and more. Thermal analysis methods can also be used to help identify unknown materials, answer questions about crystalline structure, and aid in the research and development of new composites.
Element’s polymer experts have years of experience with thermal analysis and non-metallics testing, and can assist in choosing the correct method for your project. Whether you are looking to predict material behavior, understand thermal properties or improve existing materials, our thermal analysis services can provide the answers you need. For more information, or to request a quote, contact an expert today.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a reliable and cost-effective method for measuring glass transition temperature (Tg), phase transitions and more.
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) uses a material's coefficient of thermal expansion to produce data on a wide range of polymeric thermal properties.
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) determines thermal properties by measuring the modulus and damping of materials as they are deformed under thermal and mechanical stress.
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) measures a material's thermal properties by applying a steady weight to a sample and measuring changes over a range of temperatures.
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