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Determining characteristics of plastics in a phase change is essential for polymer processing. Suitable for your problem the KTP is offering test methods in the context of thermoanalytical investigations. 

Differential Scanning Calorimetry

A common procedure of thermoanalytical investigations on plastics is the Differential Scanning Calorimetric-Analysis (DSC). This procedure is based on the principle of heat flow change while heating and provides us with relevant parameters for analyzing thermic behavior. Warming up and down the sample allows us to define melt and glass transition temperature, crystallization rate or specific heat capacities. 

Thermogravimetric Analysis

Applying the thermomechanical analysis (TMA) we can measure geometry changes of the sample under mechanical workload in a specific temperature area. This procedure makes statements about viscoelastic behavior of plastics possible.

Applying the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) we can determine mass changes dependent on temperature and time. Applying TGA for example allows us to determine the filler content of plastics.

In order to identify your samples’ thermic characteristics in the area of melt and solid we also offer heat conductance measurements

Should you have any further questions or problems in terms of thermo analysis, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hopp

Kunststofftechnologie und Kunststoffverarbeitung

Chief Engineer

Matthias Hopp
+49 5251 60-3052
+49 5251 60-3821

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