NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH (2019)
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The NETZSCH group is a family-owned, international technology company headquartered in Selb, Bavaria, Germany. The company has more than 3,000 employees.
The Analyzing & Testing Business Unit has over 50 years of experience in thermal analysis of a variety of materials, including composite materials, and is known worldwide as a leading instrument manufacturer.
The differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) is one of the most popular instruments, typically employed for the thermal analysis of composite materials. It is useful for the determination of glass transition and melting temperatures and specific heat, as well as for the kinetic analysis of matrix materials. Thermogravimetry (TGA) is another very useful thermal analysis method. It can be used to directly determine the amount of filler and reinforcing materials in a sample. The top-loading design of the NETZSCH TA instrument is especially suited for connection to evolved gas analysis (EGA) instruments such as FT-IR, MS and GC-MS. Thermogravimetry coupled to evolved gas analysis (TGA-EGA) enables the identification of decomposition products associated with mass losses that occur during the thermal treatment of materials. For measuring dimensional changes and mechanical properties of materials as a function of temperature, NETZSCH offers thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) instruments. TMA is useful for determining the linear coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) both perpendicular and parallel to the reinforcing fibers of composite materials. DMA measures viscoelastic properties such as stiffness and damping of materials ranging from soft polymers to highly stiff composites. NETZSCH also offers dielectric analysis (DEA) equipment for in-situ monitoring of the cross-linking of thermosetting matrix materials in both pure resins and fiber composites. Our product portfolio is further complemented by solutions for measuring the thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of materials using the laser/light flash (LFA) instruments, heat flow meter (HFM) and guarded hot plates (GHP).