Thermal Conductivity Of Polymers
Whether PE (polyethylene), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PP (polypropylene) or biopolymers – plastics have become indispensable in today’s life. They are found in multiple applications such as shampoo bottles, toys, automotive parts, in medicine, or in the aerospace industry.
It is essential to know characteristics relating to the thermal behavior of polymers such as melting point, glass transition, crystallinity, thermal stability and aging, in order to be able to select the right polymer for the respective application. Thermal analysis of polymers helps to understand the peculiarities of raw materials and end products. This is an important prerequisite for optimizing the production processes and achieving the specifications required for the particular application of these polymers.
Polymers are generally divided into three main groups:
Accurate thermal analysis of polymeric materials can be achieved with the support of thermoanalytical measurement systems from Linseis. Our equipment for calorimetry, thermogravimetry, dilatometry and thermo-mechanical analysis can be used in product development as well as in process optimization, quality assurance, and damage analysis.
Due to its versatility and informative value, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is currently the most commonly used thermal analysis method in the plastics sector. Our understanding of fundamentals and applications means we can provide instruments that deliver the best results. In addition, for the polymer industry, LINSEIS offers other high-quality measuring instruments such as heating microscopes, optical dilatometers, Light Flash Analyzer for thermal conductivity determination or the world’s only pressure dilatometer.
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