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Plastics & Elastomers
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DMA Practical Interpretation with Case studies for Polymer Development

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Dec 16, 2022

Channel the capabilities of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) in development & optimization of polymeric & rubber materials by aptly determining their flow characteristics, modulus, and elasticity.

Mark DeMeuse will help you extract the most out of your DMA graphs! Topics like controlling product’s performance (HDT, creep behavior, physical aging…), speeding up analysis, extrapolating results & meeting application requirements faster will be discussed.

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Mark DeMeuse Presented By:
Mark DeMeuse
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), now, is not just restricted to characterization of physical properties of polymeric and rubber materials. It is a potential approach for mapping glass transition temperature, material interactions, and overall product performance.

It can thus play a vital role in optimization & development of thermoplastics, thermosets, polymer blends... Ensure you are armed with the right interpretation skills to benefit from this tool as much as possible. Join this course to:

  1. Extract more concrete data (flow characteristics, modulus, and elasticity...) by understanding how it shows on DMA graphs.

  2. Meet application requirements faster by learning how to link DMA data to product performance (Tg <> HDT, storage modulus <> stiffness, secondary transitions <> hardness…).

  3. Design better development strategy by understanding the key requirements to overcome issues like contamination…

  4. Upgrade your interpretation skills by understanding how to extrapolate results (creep behavior, physical aging, gel time…) obtained on key samples.

DMA Interpretation

Who should view this course?

R&D professionals and resin formulators who want to efficiently use DMA to either adjust their existing formulations methodology or develop new ones.

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Course Outline

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

  2. How to Relate DMA Data to Thermosets / Thermoplastics Performance 
    • Gelation & Vitrification times (TTT Diagram)
    • Correlation of Tg to Heat Deflection Temp. (HDT)
    • Creep behavior
    • Physical aging

  3. How to Detect Raw Material Interactions using DMA data
    • Polymer Blends & Mixtures (Compatibility Considerations)
    • Effect of additives/fillers addition on DMA fingerprints

  4. Practical Examples of Use of DMA
    • DMA of Epoxy/Nanocomposite Mixtures
    • Effect of RH on Tg of Nylon
    • Increasing use temperatures of epoxies
    • General Effect of Fillers on DMA curves

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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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