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Mereco Purchases Shimadzu TGA-50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer

Metachem Resins Corporation (MERECO), a unit of Mereco Technologies Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the purchase of a Shimadzu TGA-50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer.

According to Philip M. Papoojian, Metachem’s President and COO, the TGA-50 will be employed in Mereco’s research and testing to determine characteristics of materials such as the company’s epoxies, urethanes, silicones, UV curing resins and solar paste, to determine degradation temperatures, absorbed moisture content of materials, the level of inorganic and organic components in materials, decomposition points and solvent residues. It will also be used to estimate the corrosion kinetics in high temperature oxidation.

The TGA-50 has a temperature range from ambient to 1,000oC, a weight measuring range from +/- mg, +/-200mg, can make precise measurements to 1 ug, has a wide selection of gas atmosphere from air, inert gas, reactive gas including hydrogen to vacuum, and a wide selection of sample crucibles.

Since 2002, Mereco has spent over $1,000,000 to build a fully functional analytical capability for polymers. Purchase of the TGA-50 enhances Mereco’s thermal and mechanical analysis capability which also includes DSC, TMA, DMA, laserflash thermal conductivity analysis, rheometry, FTIR, viscometry, and a universal tester.