Thermal Characterisation of Rubber across the Manufacturing Workflow


This seminar will focus on thermal characterisation of rubber and elastomers across the manufacturing workflow. We will introduce the most commonly used thermal characterisation techniques used in the rubber field including TGA (Thermogravimetric Analysis), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMTA). We will also introduce techniques for measuring thermal expansion/shrinkage (TMA) and thermal conductivity (LFA). Finally, examples for thermal characterisation of a wide variety of elastomer materials will be covered along with the opportunity to see a live TGA measurement of a rubber compound in the Western Sydney University Advanced Materials Characterisation Facility.

Target Group

Scientists, engineers, and laboratory personnel working in research, development, processing or quality control who wish to familiarise themselves with the latest developments in the area of thermal analysis and thermal property measurements for characterisation of elastomers and rubber.


2.00 pmArrival and Welcome
2.10 pmThermal Characterisation of Rubber - Techniques, Instrumentation and Applications
3.00 pmLive Demonstration - Thermogravimetric Analysis of Cured Rubber
3.30 pmFacility Tour: WSU Advanced Materials Characterisation Facility
4.00 pmDrinks and Networking

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Tuesday 12 June,
2 - 4.00 pm


Western Sydney University
Advanced Materials
Characterisation Facility
Building EHa, 1.23
Parramatta South Campus
Victoria Road, Rydalmere NSW 2116


Andrew Gillen
Materials Engineer, National
Product Manager
NETZSCH Australia Pty Ltd

Dr Jiunn Jieh Lee
Materials Engineer, National
Customer Service Manager
NETZSCH Australia Pty Ltd


Please RSVP to
by Tuesday 5 June (places limited)

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