Determination of the thermal properties

Our Test Centre services

In our Test Laboratory we offer the determination of the following parameters for metals, polymers and fibre composites:

  • Measurement of glass transition temperature (Tg) e.g. by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) or dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)
  • Thermal analysis to determine melting temperature and crystallisation temperature by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Heat capacity through differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Reaction temperatures and times using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Decomposition temperatures and stages by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity by hot-disk method
  • Thermal expansion coefficient by dilatometer measurements
  • Time- and temperature-dependent viscosities using plate-plate rheometer
  • Melt volume flow rate (MVR) by using a melt index tester

Round robin tests


DMA with specimen

DMA with specimen

DSC crucible in the sample changer

DSC crucible in the sample changer

The LZS test team is always available for inquiries and individual consultation.

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