Thermogravimetry could always be used universally and therefore did not exclude any material. Besides high temperature applications, NETZSCH also wanted to occur in other industries, including organic chemistry, pharmacy, medical technology, biotechnology, the food industry and, last but not least, the all-important plastics industry. So, the low-temperature thermobalance was born.
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) is a method of thermal analysis employed for measuring mass changes as a function of temperature or time. Jürgen Zöller, our long-time sales representative, would like to take you back in time and walk you through the history of TGA development.
In our latest application note, the quantification of the moisture absorption for the mouth-nose protection is investigated as a function of the material used and following the recommended wearing time for half masks in accordance with German statutory accident insurance.
When a crystalline substance – such as an active pharmaceutical ingredient or an excipient – comes into contact with water, various types of interactions are possible. For the design of a dehydration process, it is therefore important to know the thermal properties of the particular sample. Thermogravimetric analysis in combination with kinetic evaluation helps determine this data and significantly reduce the time to develop a suitable temperature program.
Learn here how to quickly determine the water content of magnesium stearate, one of the most widely used pharmaceutical excipients.
The shelf-life of a pharmaceutical product concerning thermal stability can be predicted using thermogravimetry measurements and the software Kinetics Neo.
The thermal stability of a substance is closely related to the shelf-life of pharmaceutical products. Here, the thermal stability of diclofenac sodium (anti-inflammatory) is determined by means of thermogravimetry.
Carbon black is a virtually indispensable product for the polymer industry, whether in rubber mixtures as a strengthener, pigment for plastics, conductive agent or UV stabilizer, depending on the occurrence, particle size and structure. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate and confirm its level and precise dispersion in order to avoid adverse effects on the final material costs and mechanical properties
Thermal stability is a concept that is easy to conceive. But how to measure and quantify it? A fast and safe method for this is to use a thermobalance.
In this Video our Business Field Manager Alexander Frenzl talked about the “Digital Transformation” in the ceramics industry with Susan Sutton from BNP Media for Ceramic Industry Magazine!
We created a very valuable tool for all process engineers throughout the world of technical ceramics manufacturing.