“Characterising and Optimising cure of Thermosets” workshop 7 February

NETZSCH Workshop: “Characterising and Optimising cure of Thermosets” – CACM, Newmarket Campus, University of Auckland. 7th February 2018

NETZSCH will provide a free, full day workshop 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.

Andrew Gillen and Stephan Knappe (NETZSCH Geraetebau GmbH) will deliver the workshop. Stephan is a renowned expert worldwide in the field of Thermal Analysis, having worked in the field of Polymers/Composites since 1984. It is Stephan’s first time to Australia and NZ; having managed the polymer applications laboratory in Germany for 11 years. Stephan has worked on projects with many of the world’s leading automotive and aerospace companies and has a wealth of knowledge in the field. To set the scene for the workshop, a teaser video from Fraunhofer IGCV is provided in the following link: https://vimeo.com/242018968.

See further information in the attached flyer. More information, and the opportunity to register are provided in the link below.