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"Introduction to Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Rigid Polymers" presented
by R. James Galipeau of Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc.
- June 19 - 23 2006 Chicago, IL
"Introduction to Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Rigid Polymers"
presented by R. James Galipeau of Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc. (PTLI)
was so successful that it is being featured by the Society of Plastics Engineers
(SPE) as one of the "Best of SPE's e-Learning Center" at NPE 2006.
DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis) is a useful tool for determining the viscoelastic behavior of plastics as a function of temperature. This seminar will focus on the basics of DMA analysis and will give the attendee an understanding of the various terms, techniques and test methods associated with DMA Analysis of rigid plastics. Items to be covered include: Properties generated by DMA; Basics of how a dynamic mechanical analyzer works; Types of apparatus used to perform Dynamic Mechanical Analysis; The ins and outs of the different test methods related to DMA testing and how to choose the correct method from among ASTM D4065, D5279, and D4440; The common uses of DMA data; Advantages of the DMA over other types of apparatus for determining important material properties such as glass transition temperature and modulus.
The presentation is available on the SPE website and at the SPE booth at NPE
2006. All proceeds go directly to benefit SPE. PTLI is exhibiting at NPE, Booth
#1244, South Hall.
Next Presentation by PTLI:
The next e-Live Presentation PTLI will host for SPE is "What Is This Plastic?
- Analytical Techniques for Basic Material Identification" presented by
James Koehler, Chemist/Quality Manager, Plastics Technology Laboratories, Inc.
Past Presentations by PTLI include:
• "Introduction to Plastics Testing" presented by Glenn Sime, Plastics
Technology Laboratories, Inc.