Thermal analyses on polymers

How to better monitor and analyze the thermal characteristics of your polymers?

Thermal analysis of a polymer makes it possible to characterize its behavior when subjected to thermal constraints (high heat).

This step is used to be able to anticipate the performance or potential degradation of a polymer in specific thermal conditions throughout its lifecycle (from creation to its final use).

How can FILAB assist you with your need to carry out thermal analyses on your polymers?

For over 20 years, FILAB laboratory has had the experience and specific analytical fleet needed to be able to fulfil requests for thermal analyses for many industrial clients. Polymers and composites alike, FILAB is able to support companies in characterizing their materials through reliable and personalized thermal analyses and by helping interpret their results.

FILAB uses various thermal analysis techniques, making it possible to highlight the physicochemical specificities of a polymer depending on outside temperature:

  • Pyrolysis analysis paired with GC-MS (Py-GC-MS)
  • Thermogravimetric analyses (TGA, TGA paired with FTIR)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC-MS)
  • Thermal Desorption analysis (Thermal Desorption Unit paired with Gas Chromatography TDU-GC-MS)
  • Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) 

And to go even further?

Going past thermal analyses, FILAB is able to fulfil a wide range of requests regarding polymers, such as :

– Reverse engineering

– Quality control

– Failure characterization

– Stability testing

– And more… 

Caroline KURZAWA R&D Project Engineer
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