Efficient polymer characterization by means of easy-to-use DSC solutions for R&D and quality control
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Efficient polymer characterization by means of easy-to-use DSC solutions for R&D and quality control
Thursday Feruary 19th 2015
8:00a.m. PST / 11:00a.m. EST / 16:00GMT
SPEAKER
Speaker
Dr Andreas Spörrer, Ph. D,
Manager Business Segment Polymer
NETZSCH Instruments, Germany
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MODERATOR
Moderator
Linda Wang,
Senior Editor,
C&EN
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OVERVIEW

This webinar focuses on thermal characterization of polymers by means of modern DSC solutions. In the introduction, the possible application fields of DSC will be presented, followed by an explanation of the working principle of a modern heat-flow DSC equipped with a fast furnace. Afterwards, the new state-of-the art SmartMode user interface will be introduced, which enables every user to get reliable measurements that are objectively analyzed and allow polymer identification by an integrated database. Application examples on thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers give the participant a brief overview of information that can be obtained by DSC, like glass transition, melting and crystallization behavior, curing or post-curing, oxidative stability or effect of additives. Finally, an outlook on comprehensive techniques like TGA, DMA, TMA and DEA will be given.

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- Operation principle of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

- Application for incoming goods inspection, process development, part analysis

- Advantages of methods like isothermal crystallization and temperature modulation

- SmartMode: the most advanced user-interface for fast, safe and meaningful results

- Automatic curve evaluation and interpretation by sophisticated software solutions

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This webinar is targeted toward chemists, physicists, material scientists and process technicians from industry and research who focus on the production, processing and/or characterization of polymers like thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, paints or coatings.
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