What is TGA Analysis?
How The Method Works
At its core, TGA analysis is designed to provide your organization with a much deeper level of knowledge regarding the change in mass of a particular material as a function of both time and temperature. The basics involves heating a sample at a specific heating rate from ambient to 1000°C in nitrogen or air and then calculating the resulting weight losses that may be due to moisture, semi-volatile compounds, polymer degradation, carbon black, and ash content. The properties that are observed in a material are graphically displayed as a thermogram that shows the exact temperature where the sample has lost weight and appears as shown below: