Unlocking material insights: thermal analysis techniques for the measurement of thermal properties of materials

Thermal analysis is an indispensable tool in materials research and chemical problem-solving, providing crucial insights into the thermal properties and behaviors of a wide array of materials and chemicals. Our scientists employ various techniques to study materials such as polymers, plastics, composites, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals, enabling comprehensive analysis and informed decision-making in research and problem-solving endeavors.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermo-gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA), and other thermal analysis techniques help determine critical parameters like thermal phase changes, glass transition temperature, melting temperature, crystallization temperature, and endothermic or exothermic effects. These properties play a pivotal role in understanding material behavior during heating or cooling processes, aiding researchers in tailoring materials for specific applications.

Understanding the coefficient of thermal expansion, thermal stability, weight loss profiles, onset of decomposition, and oxidative stability is essential for assessing material performance and longevity. Furthermore, determining boiling points, as well as studying specific heat capacity, offers valuable insights into the material composition and behavior at varying temperatures.

Collaborating with our experienced scientists allows us to utilize insights from thermal analysis to support materials research, enabling a deeper comprehension of material properties and behavior under various thermal conditions. We use thermal analysis lab techniques including differential scanning calorimetry, differential thermal analysis, thermo-mechanical analysisdynamic mechanical analysisthermogravimetric analysis, and pyrolysis combustion flow calorimetry to help our clients identify optimal processing temperatures, assess the thermal stability of materials, and make informed decisions regarding material formulation and manufacturing processes.

Contact our scientists now to discuss how thermal analysis can bolster your materials research and chemical problem-solving, unlocking a wealth of data that supports informed decision-making and drives innovation.

Thermal Analysis Techniques 

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

 

Thermal analysis capabilities include

  • Thermal Phase Change
  • Glass Transition Temperature
  • Crystalline Melt Temperature 
  • Endothermic Effects 
  • Exothermic Effects 
  • Flashpoint Testing 
  • Thermal Stability 
  • Thermal Formulation Stability  
  • Oxidative Stability Studies 
  • Flammability Testing of Materials 
  • Microscopy of Thermal Processes 
  • Thermal Analysis of a diverse range of materials