Plastic materials in general are excellent insulators. One measure to ensure fire safety is the addition of flame retardants (FR). Learn about the effects of different flame retardants on fire behavior.
Kunststoffe sind im Allgemeinen ausgezeichnete Isolatoren. Eine gängige Maßnahme zur Gewährleistung des Brandschutzes ist der Zusatz von Flammschutzmitteln (FR). Lernen Sie, wie verschiedene Flammschutzmittel das Brandverhalten beeinflussen.
NETZSCH Instruments North America is hosting the combined 35th International Thermal Conductivity Conference and 23rd International Thermal Expansion Symposium in Boston Massachusetts, USA. Due to the Covid pandemic, the ITCC board has decided to postpone the event until 2022!
Governments set strict building insulation regulations in place to reduce carbon emissions. Consequently, a lot of effort goes into the engineering of materials with very low thermal conductivity to supply the market with even better thermal insulation materials. Learn how the NETZSCH HFM 446 Lambda Eco-Line allows accurate and fast determination of thermal conductivity and thermal resistance!
Imagine the typical situation in everyday laboratory work: A new sample has to be analyzed, but what are the suitable measurement conditions such as temperature program, sample mass or the right crucible? And what measurement results can be expected? Perhaps such kind of sample was already measured by you in the past ‒ or maybe by NETZSCH. Wouldn’t it help a lot to simply search in a database for thermal analysis? Identify, which is a part of the Proteus® analysis software, is the solution!
The University of Queensland, in collaboration with the Non-Conforming Building Products (NCBP) Audit Taskforce in Queensland, Australia, have proposed a framework to provide a robust methodology to assess the fire hazard of cladding materials in existing buildings based on a thorough understanding of the relevant fire phenomena. Thermogravimetric Analysis enhances the robustness of the framework. Read here how the method is applied to evaluate the risk of external fire spread on buildings.
In the previous articles, focusing on thermal analysis under humidity, we have seen that thermogravimetric analysis and dynamic mechanical analysis help determine the influence of water on a material or substance. Thermomechanical analysis complements the analysis under humidity.
Building regulations in various countries require minimum thermal conductivity (U-values) for different parts of a new building. This refers to anything from external walls, floors, roofs, windows and doors. Guarded Hot Plates (GHPs) determine these important values. Read here how!
Deciding whether to purchase either a viscometer or a rheometer is not always straightforward. This guide will take you through the differences and how a rheometer could be more suited for your needs.
With the NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH, the product portfolio of the NETZSCH business unit Analyzing & Testing has been expanded with fire testing systems, thermal conductivity measuring devices and heat transfer coefficient (U-value) measurement instruments (Hotboxes).