Expand your Material Knowledge with Thermomechanical Analysis!
When exploring thermomechanical properties of a material, TMA remains one of the simplest and most important techniques. The basis of TMA is the change of sample dimensions (e.g. growth, shrinkage, movement) as a function of temperature, time and applied force. TMA provides information about the dimensional change, coefficient of linear thermal expansion, material anisotropy, softening temperature, glass transition and the linear thermal expansion. These changes are caused by changes in the free volume of a polymer that is known to be related to its viscoelasticity, aging, penetration by solvents, and impact properties.
Thermomechanical Analyzer is ideal for the direct analysis of material properties
- Compatibility of materials that must function together
- Suitability of materials for use in harsh environments and temperature extremes
- Physical characteristics and mechanical properties of materials
- Optimum processing conditions for manufacturing efficiency, economy and product quality, including the ability to monitor rate and degree of cure of polymers