Application Note: Characterization of Polymers Using TGA
24 May 2012

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) measurements are used primarily to determine the thermal and/or oxidative stabilities of materials as well as their compositional properties. It is especially useful for the study of polymeric materials, including thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, composites, films, fibers, coatings and paints. The extended capabilities of the PerkinElmer TGA, as a valuable tool for polymeric characterization and quality assurance are demonstrated by these applications.