In TGA, the change in mass of a substance or substance mixture is measured as a function of temperature and time.
Fields of application: Determination of the change in weight of a material when the temperature is increased by evaporation, decomposition, reduction or oxidation. Determination of material proportions in mixtures.
Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
DTA and DSC are used to measure the amount of heat given off or absorbed by a material as a function of temperature.
Fields of application: Determination of glass transition temperatures, melting enthalpies, degree of crystallization, heat capacity, decomposition point, ...
Heat distortion temperature and softening temperature according to Vicat
The heat deflection temperature and softening temperature are a measure of the temperature resistance of plastics. The temperature at a specified edge fibre elongation or at a defined softening of the material is measured.
Fields of application: The measured variables provide information on the practical continuous use limit of thermoplastics.