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Thermal Analysis Testing

Thermal analysis is a form of analytical technique most commonly used in the branch of materials science where changes in the properties of materials are examined with respect to temperature. 

We have three thermal analyzers that are the key pieces of equipment used to measure the thermal properties of packaging polymers and ingredients. The three pieces of equipment are the Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), the Thermal Mechanical Analyzer (TMA) and the Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA). There is also a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer that is accessible to our team for material evaluation.

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Equipment used for Thermal Analysis Testing:

Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer: TGA-Q500 2980

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Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer:

TGA-Q500 2980

Maximum Sample Weight: 1g
Sensitivity: 0.1 µg
Baseline Dynamic Drift: < 50 µg
Temperature Range: Ambient to 1 000°C
Heating Rate: 0.01 to 100°C/min
Furnace Cooling: 1000 to 50°C < 12 min

Thermomechanical Analyzer: TA Instruments TMA 2940

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Thermomechanical Analyzer:

TA Instruments TMA 2940 

Temperature Range: 1,500C to 10,000C using
Heating Rates: Up to 2,000C/min
Determines Changes In: temperature, force, atmosphere, and time
Samples Used: solid, film, fiber, or powder form
Measures: melting point, softening point, tensile modulus, compression modulus, glass transition, stress relaxation, creep, and expansion coefficient.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry: Discovery DSC

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry:

Discovery DSC