Differential scanning calorimetry, and specifically modulated-temperature differential scanning calorimetry, is one of the most useful and commonly-applied forms of material testing applied to polymers across industries. Let us explore what it is, how it works, and what it can do for you.
Ionic contamination is a significant problem for printed circuit boards and other precision conductivity products. This is what you should know about it, how you can find out if your products are affected by it, and what you can do if they are.
The applications of thermal analysis are varied and highly useful, especially for the manufacturing industry. Here’s what you should know.
Do you have questions about a polymer product? Perhaps you suspect that epoxy failure may be the root of poor performance? Maybe you’d like to reverse engineer a product and need help identifying an unknown polymer? Or it could be you received a shipment of parts from a new supplier, and you want to ensure it meets specifications?
You’ve heard that Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a popular analytical technique for polymers. But how do you know if DCS testing is the right choice for your next project? Read on for answers to the most frequently asked DSC questions.
What’s the right temperature for your factory floor and long-term storage to maximize the lifespan of your plastic products? How will changing the filler ingredient in your polymer product affect its performance? How will heat impact the effectiveness of your latest pharmaceutical offering? These are all questions that can be explored with a laboratory technique called Differential Scanning Calorimetry, or DSC. Here’s what you need to know.
Learn how IC analysis can determine whether halogen levels in plastic waste are compliant with environmental regulations.
This post will highlight a few practical use cases for different kinds of thermal analysis, including TGA.
Imagine your company switches to a new supplier for a plastic component in your device. As the new models roll out, the customer complaints roll in — it seems this model is much more prone to failure than the previous one was. Soon, you’re examining returned items and finding every one has a crack in […]
Do you have polymer problems? If so, it might be time to turn up the heat. Literally.
Polymers are especially susceptible to swings in temperature. When they get hot, some are liable to melt. Too cold, and other polymers may shatter. Knowing the optimal temperature for plastics manufacturing can ensure the strongest, most durable products.
What causes printed circuit boards to fail? Ionic contamination ranks high on the list, accounting for an estimated 25% of failures. Contaminants can be introduced in virtually any step of the manufacturing process. Some examples include inorganic or organic acids from product components such as flux, sodium and chloride from poor handling, and potassium and […]