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Characterising and optimising the curing of thermosetting resins and composite materials

Start Date 31 January 2018 Add to my calendar
End Date 31 January 2018
Time 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location Deakin University Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus

This workshop will focus on thermal characterisation techniques for characterising and optimising the curing of thermosetting resins, composite materials, paints and inks. The theory of the thermal stability, composition of materials, enthalpy changes, specific heat, transition energetics, and deformation will be covered. Both the advantages and limitations of the various measurement techniques including DSC, TGA, DMA, TMA, and DEA will be discussed. Characterisation using UV light and evolved gas analysis (EGA) coupled to standard thermal analysis techniques such as TGA and DSC will also be covered. Finally, a live demonstration of the DEA 288 Epsilon and a facility tour will conclude the workshop.

This event is targeted at scientists, engineers, and laboratory personnel working in research, development, processing or quality control who wish to familiarise themselves with the latest developments in the area of thermal analysis and thermal property measurements for characterisation of the curing process with thermosetting resins, polymers composites and coatings.


31 January 2018, Deakin University Geelong
2 February 2018, University of Queensland
7 February 2018, University of Auckland

To set the scene for our workshops, here is a teaser video from Fraunhofer IGCV, one of our users in Germany: and some ideas from NETZSCH about how to solve the challenges in polymer/composites R&D.

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