Material Characterization

Do you know how your material is actually behaving in dynamic environments? Do you speculate your product’s characteristics are changing when they are used in their intended end-use application? Are your customers contacting you with product-related issues?

Dragon Materials provides a full range measurements that provide the data you need to better understand your materials. “Materials characterization” is an umbrella term that includes the following types of measurements:

  • Rheological

  • Surface

  • Thermal

  • Mechanical

  • Composition

Dragon Materials has access to instrumentation used for the characterization of materials ranging from low-viscosity fluids to flexible gels, crosslinked polymers, and solids . We also have the capability to design custom rheological measurement tools and instrumentation to capture the particular material behavior or characteristic you need.

Rheological Characterization

Surface Characterization

Thermal Characterization

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TA Instruments DSC Q2000)

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TA Instruments DSC 2920)

    • Differential Thermal Analysis (TA Instruments DTA 1600)

  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TA Instruments TGA Q500)

  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TA Instruments TGA 2950)

  • Thermal Resistance Measurement System (TRMS)

Polymer Processing

3D Printing


Spin Coating



Motion Control