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DMA Interpretation Made Easy for Plastics & Rubber Developments

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Recorded on Jun 6, 2017

Boost your plastics development & optimization (thermoplastics, thermosets, polymer blends…) by efficiently extracting & interpreting additional DMA data (material interaction, product performance...). 

Through this course, Dr. Mark DeMeuse will help you:
  • Control performance (stiffness, hardness, compatibility, HDT, creep behavior, physical aging..) of your plastics & rubber formulations
  • Speed up your analysis by needing less samples
  • Better integrate new materials by properly adjusting your existing equipment

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Presented By:
Mark DeMeuse
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Apart from QC, DMA graphs provide additional data (material interactions, product performance…) that can support your efforts to boost your plastics developments & optimization (thermoplastics, thermosets, polymer blends…). Join this course that is designed to deliver applied knowledge for plastics and learn how to:


  1. Detect raw material interactions (plasticizers, filler concentrations, impurities...) by understanding how it shows in DMA fingerprints

  2. Meet application requirements faster by learning how to relate DMA data to product performance (Tg <> HDT, storage modulus <> stiffness, secondary transitions <> hardness…) 

  3. Optimize faster your plan of experiments by understanding how to extrapolate results (creep behavior, physical aging, gel time…) obtained on key samples 
DMA Interpretation Made Easy for Plastics & Rubber Developments

Who should view this course?

R&D people who want to efficiently use DMA to either adjust their existing formulations or develop new ones. 

Know more about DMA Basics

Course Outline

  1. DMA Fingerprints Interpretation
    • Example of Typical DMA Data Output and Its Meaning
    • Analysis of data generated at different frequencies

  2. How to Relate DMA Data to Thermosets / Thermoplastics Performance 
    • Gelation & Vitrification times
    • Correlation of Tg to Heat Deflection Temp. (HDT)
    • Creep behavior
    • Physical aging

  3. How to Detect Raw Material Interactions using DMA data
    • Polymer Blends & Mixtures (Compatibility Considerations)
    • Effect of additives/fillers addition on DMA fingerprints

  4. Practical Examples of Use of DMA

  5. 30 Minutes Q&A Session- Ask your questions directly to the expert !

We recommend attendees to take a look at DMA Basics

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Members Reviews

A very Good Course! Provided a good corelation of HDT and other properties with overall material performance.

Thibaud P. , from Rescoll

I learnt how to effectively use DMA to understand polymer formulations.

Hong X. , from Cardolite Corporation

Helped me understand some DMA plots that we generated internally. Provided good information on E' Tan delta versus Tg, HDT, etc.

Robert B. , from Americhem Inc.

An Excellent Course! The background info and the case studies used were very helpful.

Brian G. , from Voith

We just purchased a DMA and the course was a good introduction to the technique. There was some very good information about specific applications that relate to our business.

Anne L. , from Saco Polymers

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