Recent Advancements in Test Instrumentation for Polymers and Rubbers

Listen in on this free webinar as experts from METRAVIB, Setaram Instrumentation and C-Therm Technologies come together in this fast-paced discussion on recent instrumentation advancements in the characterization of polymers and rubbers. 

With over 40 years of experience in testing analysis, METRAVIB markets a unique range of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) instruments. METRAVIB recently launched new DMA+1000/2000 with high force & frequency capabilities. Learn through many examples about how METRAVIB’s DMA+ are applied in characterizing the viscoelastic properties of rubbers (such as glass transition, Payne & Mullins effect, frequency dependence and static properties).  Discussion will also cover how the  DMA+ can be transformed into a fatigue testing machine with the MULTITEST software option, making it possible to control the excitation waveform during the fatigue test, measure heat build-up, and even run crack growth test. 

Setaram Instrumentation, manufacturer of high-performance thermal analyzers and calorimeters, will provide an overview of recent application work on compositional analysis of rubber, the isothermal stability of elastomers, and the pyrolysis of waste tyres.  DTA/DSC will be reviewed as a means of measuring melting temperature, oxygen induction time, crystallinity, and heat capacity.  Setaram’s experts will also offer insight into measuring the heat of curing and heat of mixing.

Finally, C-Therm Technologies, the world-leader in thermal conductivity instrumentation, will review recent application work in characterizing non-destructively the thermal conductivity of polymers and rubbers.  Specifically, details recently released by the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier RD&E Center on the TCi’s application in characterizing High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) films with expandable polymeric microspheres will be highlighted.  Infusing the HDPE films with expandable polymeric microspheres offers the benefit of reducing the thermal conductivity.  Additional application work will be covered on the characterization of rubber tyres and nano-filled polymers for the electronics industry. 

This webinar will be of particular interest to researchers involved in the development and application of rubbers and polymers.


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