Live Webinar: Thermal Analysis for Elastomer Testing - METTLER TOLEDO
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Live Webinar: Thermal Analysis for Elastomer Testing

Virtual
Seminar
Scheduled

Learn How to Characterize Elastomers with Temperature-Dependent Properties

In this live webinar, learn how thermal analysis offers a number of techniques and methods that are used for elastomer testing and characterizing their properties.
In this live webinar, learn how thermal analysis offers a number of techniques and methods that are used for elastomer testing and characterizing their properties.

Join us for a live webinar on how thermal analysis is used for elastomer testing and characterization. Typical examples of samples measured by DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA will be covered.

 

Webinar Overview:

  • Basic elastomer properties
  • Thermal analysis
  • Industry applications
  • Instrumentation and applications
    - Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    - Thermogravimetry (TGA)
    - Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
    - Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
1 hour(s)
Thu Dec 08 2022 15:00 +0000 [ English ]

Elastomer Properties and Uses

The term elastomer is derived from the words elastic and polymer, and is often used interchangeably with the term rubber.

Elastomers can be stretched or compressed but return to their original dimensions or shape when the applied stress is removed. At ambient temperatures, elastomers are relatively soft and deformable. Their main industrial uses are for seals, tires, engine mounts, and flexible molded parts.

 

Characterization of Elastomers by Thermal Analysis

DSC

  • Glass transition
  • Reaction enthalpy
  • Vulcanization
  • Melting and crystallization
  • Thermal stability

TGA

  • Weight changes
  • Compositional analysis
  • Fillers and additives
  • Oxidation and decomposition
  • Vulcanization
  • Evaporation and vaporization
  • Desorption

TMA

  • Expansion or shrinkage
  • Softening
  • Glass transition

DMA

  • Viscoelastic behavior
  • Glass transition
  • Frequency-dependence of effects