Thermal Conductivity Of Polymers

In today’s world, plastics like PE (polyethylene), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PP (polypropylene), and biopolymers have become essential in a wide range of applications. They can be found in everyday items such as shampoo bottles, toys, automotive components, medical devices, and even in the aerospace industry.

Understanding the thermal characteristics of polymers, including properties like melting point, glass transition, crystallinity, thermal stability, and aging, is crucial for selecting the right polymer for a specific application. Thermal analysis of polymers plays a pivotal role in unraveling the intricacies of raw materials and end products. This knowledge serves as a critical prerequisite for optimizing production processes and meeting the specifications necessary for the intended use of these polymers.

Polymers are typically categorized into three main groups:

  1. Thermoplastics
  2. Thermosets
  3. Elastomers

To achieve precise thermal analysis of polymeric materials, Linseis provides comprehensive support through thermoanalytical measurement systems. Our equipment, including calorimeters, thermogravimetry instruments, dilatometers, and thermo-mechanical analysis tools, can be employed in product development, process optimization, quality assurance, and damage analysis.

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) stands out as the most widely utilized thermal analysis method in the plastics sector, thanks to its versatility and informative capabilities. Linseis leverages its expertise in the fundamentals and applications of DSC to deliver instruments that yield optimal results. Additionally, for the polymer industry, Linseis offers a range of high-quality measuring instruments, including heating microscopes, optical dilatometers, Light Flash Analyzers for thermal conductivity determination, and the world’s exclusive pressure dilatometer.

If you’re interested in discovering more about our offerings, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We’re here to assist you with your thermal analysis needs.

Polyethylene packaging in food industries
Polymers in automotive industries e.g. interieur
PVC floor

Polymer Applications

Chip-DSC 10 – Polymers – PET
Chip-DSC 10 – Cp of polymer – Modulated Cp
Chip-DSC 100 – Oxidation of polymer – OIT
HFM – Epoxy – Thermal conductivity
THB 100 – Epoxy – Thermal conductivity
THB 100 – Pressed tube material – Conductivity
Chip-DSC 10 – UV curing of polymers – resin curing
THB 100 – Ceramic filled polymer – Thermal conductivity
TIM-Tester – Vespel – Thermal conductivity, Thermal Impedance
TFA – thermoelectric thin film PEDOT:PSS
TIM-Tester – Vespel – Thermal Conductivity
Chip-DSC – Polymer sample (ABS) – characterization of polymers
Chip-DSC 100 – Xerogel nanoparticles
Chip-DSC 10 – Polyethylene (PE) – characterization of polymers
Chip-DSC 10 – Polypropylene (PP) – characterization of polymers
LFA 500 – Polyethylene (PE) – Thermal diffusivity
DIL L75 VS HT LT – Elastomer – Thermal expansion
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