Expertise in the measurement of thermal properties of materials

Intertek Allentown thermal analysis scientists offer expertise in measuring thermal properties of materials, including polymers, plastics, composites, laminates, adhesives, coatings, pharmaceuticals (non GLP/GMP), organic materials, food, rubber, petroleum, chemicals, and others. Thermal tests for the determination of endotherms, exotherms, phase transitions, weight loss on heating or cooling and dimension changes are also performed.

Thermal analysis lab techniques used by our scientists include:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermo-gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Thermo-gravimetric Analysis – IR (TGA-IR)
  • Thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA)

Thermal analysis capabilities include:

  • Thermal Phase Changes
    • Glass Transition Temperature
    • Melting Temperature
    • Crystallization Temperature
  • Endothermic Effects
  • Exothermic Effects
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Thermal Stability
    • Weight Loss Profile
    • Onset of Decomposition
  • Oxidative Stability Studies
  • Filler Content
  • Boiling Point by TGA
  • Specific Heat Capacity by DSC

We can answer industry specific questions such as:

  • What is the glass transition temperature of my polymer?
  • What is the melting point of my polymer?
  • How much filler is present in my sample?
  • At what temperature does my sample decompose?
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