Whether simple dispersions of a filler in a matrix, carbon fiber tapes or fabrics, or nanocomposites, composite materials represent a large application area for thermal analysis. Fillers in composite material, particularly nanoscale ones, can affect the matrix dramatically.
Composites are often tested for:
- Stress cracking in packaging
- UV curing of nail polish
- Wax content and properties in lipsticks
- Emulsion behavior
- Quality control of packaging materials