Comprehensive Analysis of the Thermal Properties of the Most Variety of Materials

The physical and chemical properties of any material change under the influence of temperature. Such changes can be systematically analyzed for almost any sample by applying specified variations in temperature, atmosphere and pressure.

Biomass

Biomass materials useful as renewable energy sources include wood pellets, corn stover, grasses such as switchgrass and miscanthus, sugar beet pellets, sugar cane, and blue-green algae. Thermal analysis methods are important for characterizing biomass with regard to energy output, moisture, and ash content, as well as for examining off-gases for environmental and safety studies.

Polymers

Determination of characteristic thermal effects and materials data: e.g. melting/crystallization of thermoplastics, glass transitions, thermal stability, composition of rubber mixtures, curing behavior of thermosetting materials, and coefficient of elasticity values of anisotropic composites.

Organics

The melting and crystallization behavior of pharmaceutical active ingredients and auxiliary substances, the glass transition of treacles, the oxidation behavior of lubricants or the curing behavior of paints and adhesives are thermal effects here exemplified.

Ceramic & Glass

Knowing the thermal extension coefficient for the sintering of technical ceramics, phase transitions and specific heat, modified glass or the precise thermal conductivity values of inorganic building materials is of high practical importance.

Photovoltaics

To meet the growing demand, get products to market faster, and provide critical performance data to support competitive differentiation, research emphasis will be on the efficiency of PV systems, their lifetime and costs. This will spur new developments in material use and consumption, device design, and production technologies, and will drive the development of new concepts for increasing efficiency.

Thermal Insulation Materials

Thermal insulation materials are specifically designed to reduce the heat flow by limiting heat conduction, convection and radiation. During development and quality control, the extent to which thermal insulation materials fulfill their performance expectations is continuously scrutinized.

Metals & Alloys

Specific heat, extension coefficient, melting and solidification reactions and characteristic thermal effects also under corrosive conditions may possibly be analytical goals for your applications.

Inorganics

Thermal characterization of minerals, inorganic chemicals, and other inorganic, non-metallic compounds and elements.

Thermoelectric Materials

Thermoelectricity refers to a class of phenomena in which a temperature difference creates an electric potential or an electric potential creates a temperature difference. Various metals and semiconductors are generally employed in these applications.

Adhesives & Sealants

State-of-the-art adhesives and sealants are of central importance in the development of new and innovative products for many key industries today.

Batteries

Demand for new batteries with longer life cycle, higher cell capacity, safer use, extended operating temperature and lower cost drives research on new materials, cells and battery stacks.

Building Materials

Knowledge about such aspects as composition, mass loss, binder burnout, thermal expansion, sintering, softening point and thermal conductivity is critical in the development of new materials and helps to ensure that final products can meet the demands being placed upon them.