Pittsburgh Materials Characterization Workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

TA Instruments and Waters Corporation is pleased to offer a free one-day workshop focused on thermal analysis, rheology, mass spectrometry and Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) techniques for the characterization of a wide range of materials. The workshop will provide a working knowledge of each technique and how these methods are used to characterize material properties. General concepts and specific examples will be used to illustrate how these methods are employed to characterize molecular structure, processability, and final performance properties. Researchers will gain practical knowledge of the measurement techniques along with the tools to get the most out of their instrumentation. The newest features of our control and analysis software will be demonstrated to help improve data reduction and interpretation of results. By discussing common applications, the attendees will also learn how each testing technique can be used to differentiate materials and ultimately predict and optimize product performance.

This practical workshop is geared for both experienced users that want to want to better understand the measurement technologies, and those new to thermal analysis, MS, GPC, DMA and rheology. If you are not yet currently using these characterization techniques, this seminar will provide insight into how the instrumentation may complement your existing laboratory capabilities. The workshop will also be a great opportunity to meet and discuss your testing needs with our applications specialists and other local user groups.

Registration for the day is free of charge and includes lunch and refreshments. To register for this event please enter your details in the form below. Seating is limited, so register early to ensure you can attend.

8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Optimizing DSC and TGA Testing
10:30 AM Morning Break
10:45 AM GPC Techniques and Applications
11:30 AM Mass Spectrometry Solutions for Polymer Characterization
12:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Rheology from Liquids to Solids
2:45 PM Afternoon Break
3:00 PM DMA Theory and Applications

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh Airport
8402 University Blvd.
Moon, PA 15108
(412) 329-1400

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For more information on this course, please contact Tony Torsell (ttorsell@tainstruments.com) or Nick Dalessandro (Nick_Dalessandro@waters.com).



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