Price, D. M.; Thermal analysis in industrial environments. Journal of Thermal Analysis 49(2) (1997) 953-959

Common industrial procedures often expose polymers to liquids and vapours which may affect their thermal properties. By carrying out thermoanalytical measurements under simulated process conditions, the scientist can investigate environmental effects on the properties of the material. Such experiments can also be used to demonstrate the nature of processes taking place. This work illustrates case studies regarding the application of thermogravimetry, thermomechanical, dynamic mechanical and dielectric measurements to monitor the behaviour of fibres, films and adhesives under such conditions.

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