Textile characterization by means of thermal analysis

Webinar – Textile Characterization by Thermal Analysis

Learn about Textile Characterization and Their Performance Assessment by Means of Thermal Analysis

Textiles have been used in our daily life for thousands of years. Today, these textiles are often mixed with polymer based fibers. Characterization and optimization are important to improve the quality and material properties of the fiber and textile.

The four main techniques of thermal analysis, DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA are ideal to characterize textile materials. The most important advantage is that properties can be measured over a wide temperature range, from –150 to 1600 °C.

In this Webinar, we will show how thermal analysis is used to analyze textiles. We will present some typical examples of samples measured by DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA.

The textile industry in is one of the most rapidly developing areas today. Continuous development in the methods used for textile characterization serve to address growing consumer expectations such as for:  

  • Waterproof yet breathable outdoor gear
  • Colors that don't fade
  • Resistance to wear and tear, and
  • Textiles that don't shrink after washing

Textile characterization byThermal Analysis
Thermal analysis (TA) can be applied to various textiles to investigate their shrinkage or expansion behavior, moisture content, usable temperature range, thermal stability, the effect of UV, and fiber strength.

This webinar provides coverage on the main thermal analysis techniques used for the assessment of fibers, filaments, threads, fabrics or final textile products.

Techniques covered in the webinar
DSC – used to investigate glass transition, melting behavior, reaction enthalpies, and the influence of fillers.

TGA – the main applications of TGA are composition analysis, thermal stability and evaporation behavior.

TMA –  is used to study the expansion or shrinkage of materials.

DMA – the best method for characterizing the viscoelastic behavior of materials.