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Online Course

DMA Interpretation Made Easy for Plastics & Rubber Developments

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Recorded on Jun 18, 2019

Boost your polymer development & optimization (thermoplastics, thermosets, rubber, polymer blends…) by upgrading DMA fingerprint analysis skills.

Mark DeMeuse will help you extract the most out of your DMA graphs! He will also discuss how to control product performance (stiffness, HDT, creep behavior, physical aging…) using practical examples of use of DMA data (Epoxy/Nanocomposite mixtures, Nylon...) and speed up your analysis, extrapolate results & meet application requirements faster.

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Mark DeMeuse Presented By:
Mark DeMeuse
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
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. Upgrade your interpretation skills by understanding how to extrapolate results (creep behavior, physical aging, gel time…) obtained on key samples 

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

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

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Who should view this course?

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

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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 (TTT Diagram)
    • 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
    • DMA of Epoxy/Nanocomposite Mixtures
    • Effect of RH on Tg of Nylon
    • Increasing use temperatures of epoxies
    • General Effect of Fillers on DMA curves

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

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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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