Thermal Analysis of Biopolymers

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Thermal analysis can be applied to explore polymers extracted from renewable biomass, generated directly by organisms or synthesized from bio-derived monomers. The most essential physical properties measured are the decomposition temperatures, glass transition, and crystallization.

The four major methods of thermal analysis - DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA - can be applied to characterize polymers as a function of temperature across a broad temperature range, from –150 to 1600 °C.

In this webinar, the use of thermal analysis to analyze biopolymers is illustrated, and a selection of typical instances of samples measured by TGA, DSC, DMA or TMA are shown.

Thermal analysis is a standard method employed for research, quality control, and the optimization of production processes for all kinds of polymers. A few milligrams of sample is adequate to measure the most essential effects and properties, such as the specific heat capacity, melting enthalpy, glass transition temperature, crystallization, different modulus values and expansion coefficient.

In this webinar, the four major thermal analysis techniques and a few typical applications are presented.

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Biopolymers
  • Thermal analysis
  • Industries and applications
  • Instrumentation and applications
    • DSC
    • TGA
    • TMA
    • DMA
  • Summary

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