Multi - Characterization (DMA, DSC, FTIR, TMA) Protocols for New Material Development and Formulation Optimization

Multi - Characterization (DMA, DSC, FTIR, TMA) Protocols for New Material Development and Formulation Optimization

Today there are multiple characterization tools like DSC, DMA, FTIR, TMA etc. to either characterize materials or to solve complex formulation or processing issues. Comparative studies need to be presented that show the information that can be obtained through the use of different characterization tools and help the formulators to mix and match to compliment for best analysis. Using this analysis, then, the formulator can quickly obtain the best formulation for their specific need.

Thus, valuable time and resources can be greatly saved through the combination of the various experimental techniques. Each of the discussed characterization tools have certain advantages and disadvantages that they can provide to the formulator who is looking to develop new recipes for emerging applications. However, sometimes, it is necessary to use several of the techniques to get the most useful information about novel formulations. This can best be done by completely understanding the information that is available from each of the tools as well as the limitation of each of the key techniques. Such information can help the researcher utilize the most effective material characterization protocol for their specific need.

Why you should not miss this training?

Through this training we can present comparative studies obtained through the use of different tools and help the formulators to mix and match to compliment for best analysis.  Using this analysis, then, the training attendee can optimize both their time and resources in the most effective manner.  The training will  tell how to optimize key properties (Tg, HDT, crystallinity, oxidation rate, component migration...) of different materials. It should also discuss the factors affecting results using relevant cases (polymer identification, contamination, failure analysis).  Another important goal of the training is to give the attendees a powerful understanding to choose the best tool for their application and if required how to use combined results to predict best performance. 

Who should attend this training?

Must have training for people that work in the R&D groups of organizations, formulators who are designing and developing new formulations for their novel and emerging applications. 

Training Agenda

During this training following topics will be covered:

  1. Overall approach and Philosophy of New Formula Development
  2. Characterization Techniques to be Discussed (DSC, DMA, TMA and FTIR)
  3. Advantages of Each Technique
  4. Limitations of Each Characterization Tool
  5. Case Studies of Multi - Characterization Protocol
  6. Conclusions and References
  7. Q&A session to clear the doubts

Areas of further discussions: Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, using dynamic mechanical analysis, characterization of polymers, polymer characterization techniques, DMA data to optimize formulations, polymer formulation optimization, dynamic mechanical spectroscopy, viscoelastic behavior, DMA, DSC, FTIR, TMA, TGA

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Training Details

Instructor: Dr. Mark DeMEUSE

Date: Thu Jun 27 , 2019

Time: 2 PM GMT (Check local time)

Duration: 90 min

Industry: Polymers and plastics

Training level: Formulation

Registration: Open

Training Fee: $189.00

Registration Includes

  • Participation - Live presentation and Q&A
  • Training material in PDF
  • 15 day access to the recording, to review and share
  • Training participation certificate*

About Instructor

Dr. Mark DeMEUSE

Dr. Mark T. DeMeuse is an expert in the structure-processing-property relationships of materials in general, including polymers. He has over 30 years of experience in the field working at several different organizations on the topic. He has published over 50 papers in various distinguished technical journals and is the holder of 35 patents, both US and worldwide. Currently, he runs his own consulting business and specializes in assisting clients understand both the technical and business aspects of different areas of materials development. Among the areas that he provides assistance in include polymer characterization techniques, porous materials for use in filtration and battery separators, composites and high temperature polymers.