View allAdhesives & SealantsApplication NotesApplicationsArchiveARES G2 AccessoriesARES RheometerAutomated Density TesterAutomated Hardness TesterBatteriesBatteries & Battery MaterialsBiopharmaBiopharmaceuticalsBlog ApplicationsBlog Techniquescardiovascular instrumentsCase StudiesCeramicsCompositesDHR AccessoriesDifferential Scanning CalorimetersDifferential Scanning CalorimetryDIL 830 SeriesDilatometersDilatometry videosDilatometryDilatometryDiscovery Hybrid RheometersDraftsDynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)Dynamic Mechanical AnalyzersDynamic Mechanical Analyzers (DMA)Dynamic Mechanical Analyzers (Rheology)Dynamic Mechanical Analyzers (Thermal Analysis)ElastomersElectroForceElectroForceElectroForce NotesElectroForceElectroForceElectroForceElectronic Materials & ProductsElectronicsEnd of Life ProductsEngineered MaterialsFine & Specialty ChemicalsFlash Diffusivity SystemsFlash DiffusivityFlash Diffusivity VideosFood ProductsGeneralGlass ProductsGuarded heat flow meterHeating MicroscopesHigh Pressure AnalyzersHorizontal DilatometersIn-Person TrainingInorganics - OtherInorganics - MineralsInsulation & Building MaterialsIsothermal CalorimetryIsothermal Titration CalorimetryLaser FlashLoad frame systemsMaterial CharacterizationMechanical TestingMechanical TestingMedical Device TestingMedical DevicesMetals ProductsMicrocalorimetry videosMicrocalorimetryMicrocalorimetryMicrocalorimetryMicrocalorimetry NotesMicrocalorimetryMooney ViscometerMoving Die RheometerMulti-Specimen FatigueNews & InfoOils, Lubricants, & FluidsOptical DilatometersOptical FleximeterOrganic Chemicals & ProductsPaints, Inks, & CoatingsPercarbonatesPetroleum ProductsPharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticalsPolymersPolymersprivateProduct videosProductsPromotionsQ SeriesQuenching DilatometersQuick start guidesRheology videosRheologyRheologyRheology AccessoryRheologyRheology NotesRheologyRotational ViscometerRubberRubber AccessoriesRubberRubber Process AnalyzersRubberRubber TestingRubber TestingRubber TestingRubothermSeminarsService VideosSimultaneous Thermal AnalyzerSoftwareTA Quick Talk VideosTech TipsTestbench and Planar Biaxial systemsThermal Analysis videosThermal AnalysisThermal AnalysisThermal Analysis NotesThermal AnalysisThermal ApplicationsThermal Conductivity & DiffusivityThermal Conductivity MeterThermal ConductivityThermal Conductivity VideosThermogravimetric AnalysisThermomechanical AnalyzersThermophysical NotesThermophysical Properties NotesTrainingUncategorizedVapor Sorption AnalysisVertical DilatometersVideosDilatometryWebinarsMicrocalorimetryRheologyRubberThermal AnalysisXenon Flash

Applying Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) to Test the Durability of Protective Sports Equipment

There is a renewed interest in the durability of protective sports equipment after Patrick Mahomes’ helmet recently cracked apart in -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) weather. Scientists from TA Instruments ran tests to find out if materials found in protective sports equipment can break due to cold weather.

Details

Solving Problems for the Next Generation

The recent release of our 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report demonstrates a continued commitment to leaving the world better than we found it. The pursuit of the goals outlined in this report remains a top priority for our company and this year’s edition reflects both our current focus areas and future ambitions.

Details

The Road to U.S. Electric Vehicle Battery Production

Consumer interest and sustainability goals are driving soaring demand for electric vehicles. The U.S. aims for electric vehicle sales to reach 50% of the total market by 2030, yet 99% of the raw and component materials for EV batteries are produced externally.1, 2 Sourcing foreign-made materials and batteries has already created challenges in the industry. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to market instability that caused the price of nickel, a key battery material, to skyrocket in March 2022.

Details

4 Cost-Effective Ways to Upgrade Lab Instruments

Technology is rapidly advancing. Whether you upgrade old equipment or add a new technique to your bench, using cutting-edge instrumentation is sure to enhance your lab’s efficiency and results. Today’s instruments offer more reliable data and advanced features, both of which are crucial for staying at the forefront of material innovation.

Details

How To Optimize Lyophilization with Thermal Analysis

Lyophilization, also called freeze-drying, is the process of removing water from a sample, often for preservation. Lyophilization involves the sublimation of a sample’s water content, usually through a rapid freezing process. Freezing materials quickly helps avoid the destruction of the cell walls in the sample from the formation of large ice crystals.

Details

Material Analysis for Bioplastics Quality Assurance and Degradation

What are bioplastics? How can plastic manufacturers use them to improve the environmental impact of their products? With so many emerging green technologies, producers and consumers need to differentiate between greenwashing1 and genuine advancements. Furthermore, if a new development is deemed environmentally beneficial, all stages of the plastics supply chain, especially converters, must then learn how to incorporate the new technology without undermining their process or products.

Details

How Sustainable Polymer Development is Supported by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) is a technique to measure the response of materials when they are subjected to dynamic or cyclic forces. Typically, dynamic mechanical analysis involves looking at the elastic and viscous response of the material when it is under a small oscillating load that probes the molecular structure’s response to the perturbation . Other variables, such as temperature, time and frequency may be changed as part of the testing to characterize how the material performs under different environmental conditions.

Details

Optimization of Catalytic Reactions by High-Pressure TGA

Catalytic reactions are everywhere: from plastics and bread to over 90% of all chemicals worldwide, countless goods and materials are manufactured with the aid of catalysts.1 Catalysts are substances that speed up sluggish chemical reactions. Faster reactions are more technologically and economically competitive. Furthermore, optimized catalysts offer a huge potential to reduce energy and resource consumption and lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Details