Thermal Analysis


Argen experts can give you insight into thermal events such as melting, crystallization, glass transition, viscosity and flow at various temperatures, viscoelastic properties, creep, stress relaxation, damping characteristics, thermal conductivity, and other intrinsic material properties.


Thermal analysis tools

Our laboratory is equipped with a modern, statistical process controlled suite of thermal analysis tools:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) [material identification, glass transition, melting, crystallinity, residual cure, heat capacity, thermal stability, crystallization kinetics]. ASTM E793, ASTM E794, ASTM E1269, ASTM E1356, ISO 11357
  • Modulated DSC (MDSC) [a sinusoidal temperature modulation is superimposed over a linear ramp, enabling separation of reversing and non-reversing heat flow contributions]
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) [thermal stability, bulk composition, quantitation of volatiles, residue, loss on drying] ASTM D6370, ASTM E1131, ISO 9924
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) [tension, compression, cantilever modes; deconvolution of viscoelastic behavior, glass transition temperature, damping characteristics, creep, stress relaxation] ASTM E1640, ASTM D5992
  • Thermal Conductivity [determination of k-value; sub-ambient to elevated temperature measurement; relevant to thermal insulation materials, input for thermal modelling] ASTM C518, ISO 8301
  • Melt Flow Index (MFI) [rate of extrusion of a thermoplastic through a fixed orifice; grade determination, quality control] ASTM D1238, ISO 1133