Smart Thermal Analysis (Part I): Automatic Evaluation of DSC, TGA and STA Measurements

AutoEvaluation by NETZSCH is a very helpful tool for evaluation of thermoanalytical measurements. The entire measurement is evaluated by AutoEvaluation automatically and autonomously (not via pre-defined macro!) – with only one mouse click – and just within a second. AutoEvaluation is available for DSC, TGA and now also for STA measurements. Furthermore, the adaptability of AutoEvaluation is adressed.

Absolute thermal conductivity measurement: Simpler than ever

For the absolute measurement of thermal conductivity on low-conductive materials the so called “GUARDED HOT PLATE-Method” (GHP) is used. The method is based on a steady-state heat-flow maintained through a material.
Even if those instruments are very complex, NETZSCH found a way to provide the simplest way of absolute thermal conductivity measurements to the industry. The newest SMART MODE Software for GHP’s is a milestone for simplicity to this method.

Report from IEX 2018: Growing Trend in Saving Energy


Saving energy – this applies in the course of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at international level. Awareness of the reduction of CO2 emissions is growing. Most countries have set themselves ambitious goals. In other words: a good sign for a positive development of the insulation market.

Polyurethane Foams: Fire Retardant Properties

Investigation of the fire retardant properties of polyurethane foams by means of simultaneous thermal analysis and evolved gas analysis. With this investigation, we were able to prove that the polyurethane accoustic foams were not flame retardant and did not comply with fire safety regulations.