Users of Thermal Analysis often end up finding that – although DSC, TG and STA instruments are quite easy to operate – it is in no way a trivial matter to draw meaningful conclusions from the resulting curves. Years of experience are often needed to be able to correctly correlate and interpret effects.

The objective of this seminar is to show how to optimally plan measurements and systematically approach an evaluation, as well as how to read sample properties from the curves.

Participants may also choose to have their own application discussed during the seminar.

A nice opportunity for each thermal analysis ‘lover’.


This technology day is offered by Benelux Scientific in collaboration with NETZSCH GmbH, market leading instrument supplier of high temperature Thermal Analysis.

08:00 - 09:15 Welcome & registration
09:15 - 09:30Introduction to Benelux Scientific & NETZSCH
Maarten Debrouwere - Benelux Scientific
09:30 - 10:30Introduction to DSC, TGA, STA and Evolved Gas Analysis Techniques
and Instrumentation with Applications
10:30 - 10:50Special TGA/STA furnaces with Application Examples
10:50 - 11:15Coffee break
11:15 - 12:30Thermal Diffusivity/Thermal Conductivity Measurements using
Laser Flash – Theory, Methodology
and Technical Solutions, Special Applications
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:15High temperature dilatometry with many applications
14:15 - 14:45Thermal conductivity via Laser Flash Technique
– High Temperature Applications
14:45 - 15:00Coffee break
15:00 - 15:30Quantification of Evolved Gases from Ceramics
and Inorganic Materials using STA, Mass Spectrometry
and Pulse Thermal Analysis
15h30-16h00Characterization of Oxide and Non-oxide Ceramics:
From Binder Burnout to Dense Ceramics


By email to:

with mentioning of:

  • Name
  • Name of colleague(s)
  • Company
  • Telephone number (optional)
  • description of specific questions


21. June 2018

Technologielaan 1
2800 Mechelen
Tel. +32 185 34 20 00M

The lecture will be in english

Seminar fee:
Participation is free of charge. For practical reasons, we ask to register before 14th of June 2018