The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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DMA Interpretation Made Easy for Plastics & Rubber Developments

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Tuesday Jun 6, 2017

Understand how to efficiently extract & analyse DMA data to support plastic development:

  • Control performance (rigidity, ductility, compatibility..) of your plastics & rubber formulations
  • Speed up your analysis by needing less samples
  • Better integrate new materials by properly adjusting your existing equipment
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    Mark DeMeuse Presented By:
    Mark DeMeuse

    Length: 90 min

    Course Type: Formulation
    Level: Beginner

    Next Session: Jun 6, 2017
    10:00 a.m. (New York City)
    4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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    Why should you attend?

    Commonly used in QC, DMA graphs also has a huge potential for boosting your R&D plastics developments. You just need to upgrade your interpretation skills to the next level! Join this course and:


    1. Detect raw material interactions (impurities, filler concentrations...) by understanding how it shows in DMA fingerprints
    2. Meet application requirements faster by deducting from DMA fingerprints if you need to increase / decrease hardness, compatibility, viscosity...
    3. Optimize faster your plan of experiments by learning how to extrapolate results obtained on key samples 
    DMA Interpretation Made Easy for Plastics & Rubber Developments

    Who should attend?

    R&D people who want to efficiently use DMA to either adjust their existing formulations or develop new ones.

    Course Outline

    1. Introduction to DMA (incl. an overview of Commercially Available Instruments)

    2. DMA Fingerprints Interpretation
      • Example of Typical DMA Data Output and Its Meaning
      • Analysis of data generated at different frequencies

    3. Thermosets / Thermoplastics Performance and How it Shows in DMA Data
      • Gelation & Vitrification times
      • Correlation of Tg to Heat Deflection Temp. (HDT)

    4. Optimization of Plastics & Rubber Formulations using DMA data
      • Polymer Blends & Mixtures (Compatibility Considerations)
      • Effect of additives/fillers addition on DMA fingerprints
      • Use of DMA data to optimize formulations

    5. Practical Examples of Use of DMA

    6. Key References

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    Members Reviews

    A very Good Course! Provided a good corelation of HDT and other properties with overall material performance.

    Thibaud P. , from Rescoll

    I learnt how to effectively use DMA to understand polymer formulations.

    Hong X. , from Cardolite Corporation

    Helped me understand some DMA plots that we generated internally. Provided good information on E' Tan delta versus Tg, HDT, etc.

    Robert B. , from Americhem Inc.

    An Excellent Course! The background info and the case studies used were very helpful.

    Brian G. , from Voith

    We just purchased a DMA and the course was a good introduction to the technique. There was some very good information about specific applications that relate to our business.

    Anne L. , from Saco Polymers

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