Sample Analysis

In our own laboratory, we can offer the following techniques on either a sample-by-sample or contract basis for sample testing by ASTM, DIN and British Standard methods. All work is backed up by calibration with certificated materials to appropriate standards.

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TG / TGA)
  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA / DMTA)

    Sample turnaround within 48 hours from receipt of samples (by prior agreement and depending on number of samples/tests requested).

    Data presentation and reporting is made using Microsoft Word format documents or Adobe PDF documents and emailed to you directly the work is completed. Raw data may be provided, if required, in ASCII, TXT or Microsoft Excel format.

    Pricing is on a per sample basis, but for typically, for a single one-off DSC or TGA test on a material in duplicate, the pricing is £50 - £100 +VAT although in some circumstances a set-up & calibration fee may be applied. For ongoing testing or in certain other circumstances different rates may apply.

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Thermal Analysis Consulting - Types of Testing Available

We provide a sample testing service in thermal analysis using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA or DMTA) and Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) using current DIN, ASTM or ISO standard test methods

Materials forms may be solid, liquid, film, fibre, powder, particle, sheet, injection moulding piece, moulding.

Material Safety Data Sheets  are required before any samples are sent for analysis.

Telephone: 01538 398140

Ruston Services Ltd - Thermal Analysis Consultants
Registered in England & Wales as Ruston Services Ltd, Company No. 5004123 at 23 Chestnut Walk, Cheddleton, ST13 7BJ, UK
VAT Number: GB 842 7980 92