News Archive

November 24, 2020. Webinar "Understanding the cure behavior with rheology kinetics" was held by Dr. Adrian Hill and Dr. Elena Moukhina. This webinar introduced the benefits of going beyond standard rheological analysis with using rheology data in Kinetics Neo.

November 6-10, 2020. New application notes:

prepared by Nebojsa Manic and Bojan Janković (University of Belgrad) are added. The Applications contain detailed description and kinetic analysis by different methods for pyrolysis process of this biofuel at the temperatures up to 800°C.  The applications are based on the new article in  J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. (2020).

June 25, 2020. Video “Process Lifetime Prediction with DSC and Kinetics Neo” (12 min) prepared by Dr. Thomas Haenel (NETZSCH sales manager) is published in the Applications. Video shows the software in action. In focus are: data import, model free fit, model based fit, process predictions and process optimization for the curing process of epoxide resin. It explaines what DSC data are necessary, how to create the kinetic model for the process having reaction steps of different directions: exothermal and exothermal. The video also demonstrates how to simulate the predictions for different temperature conditions or how to find the optimized temperature profile for the constant curing rate.

June 25, 2020. New articles about Kinetics Neo licensing and hardware requirements are added in the F.A.Q.

June, 08, 2020. New article "ICTAC Kinetics Committee recommendations for analysis of multi-step kinetics" is published (free download link). Basic principles and main recommendations from ICTAC for "isoconversional" (also known as "model free") methods and "multi-step model fitting" (also known as "model based") methods to be used worldwide are clearly described in this article. NETZSCH is the only commercial company producing commercial kinetics software, who took part in the development of these recommendations. One of the article authors Dr. Elena Moukhina in chapter 2 "Multi-step model-fitting" describes the theory, principles and methods of kinetic analysis implemented now in our Kinetics Neo software.

May 11, 2020. Good news from one of our customers: Haldenwanger Halfoam Team (Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH) have received the 2019 Leadership Award for Innovation. Congratulations! In one of the projects the Kinetics Neo was used to optimize the debinding and sintering process of HALFOAM ALUMINA™ which saved over 50% time in their firing process.

January 30, 2020. New Kinetics Neo version 2.4.6 is released. This is mainly a service release where we have fixed an usability issue and added some improvements:

November, 27 2019. New article “How to simulate and optimise debinding processes” by Materials World magazine explains how the Kinetics Neo software helps perform polymer debinding processes more quickly and efficiently.  

October 30, 2019. New Kinetics Neo version 2.4.4 is released. The "Climatic Predictions" and other new features are added:

October 8, 2019. Kinetics Neo has won the NETZSCH Proven Excellence Award 2019 in nomitation "Excellence in Innovation". Congratulations to Kinetics Neo team and all customers and colleagues who help to improve our software!

June 19, 2019. New article about the using of Kinetics Neo in optimization of composites curing is published by AZO Materials: "Using the Kinetics Neo to Optimize the Curing of Composites".

May 16, 2019. Kinetics Neo will be presented at 11th International Heat Flow Calorimetry Symposium on Energetic Materials (HFCS-EM). Visit the lecture of Dr. E. Moukhina "Selection of the Correct Experimental Conditions and Analysis Method for Kinetics Analysis and Predictions".

May 2, 2019. A link to the recorded webinar "How to Optimize the Sintering of Ceramics" (March 2019) is added to our Applications page.

April 30, 2019. New user guide "How To: Create a Single Step Kinetic Model for DEA Data" is added to our Learn chapter.

March 14, 2019. Kinetics Neo is presented live in Webinar "How to Optimize the Sintering of Ceramics". Our experts show you in details how exactly Kinetics Neo software help you to reduce the firing time by keeping the best quality of ceramics: without cracks or deformations. Visit our 2 English and 1 German sessions! Register here.

January 24, 2019. Meeting ERFA-BCI “Dangerous reactions”, Sisseln, Switzerland. NETZSCH presents the Kinetics Neo software with detailed discussion about safety in chemical industry including selection of experimental conditions for measured data, selection of the kinetic method and sources of errors in kinetic analysis.

December 10, 2018. New Kinetics Neo version 2.1.2 is released. New crystallitazion analysis and several new usability features are added:

December 10, 2018. New user guide "How To: Analyze Cooling Crystallization of PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate) by Nakamura Method Using Hoffman-Lauritzen Theory".

December 1, 2018. New short user guide "How To: Apply Kamal-Sourour Reaction Type to the Analysis of the Curing Reaction" is added to the Learn chapter.

November 15, 2018. Webinar on the optimization of sintering "Speed up your sintering process" (recorded video). Saving time and therefore money is a crucial factor when sintering a ceramic greenbody. Using Kinetics Neo, you are able to speed up your sintering process by up to 60%.

September 6, 2018. New Kinetiocs Neo version 2.0.1 is released. Several important features are added:

  • new model-free analysis method Dynamic Arrhenius for failure temperature during heating like Oxidation Onset Temperature (OOT);
  • new model-free analysis method Isothermal Arrhenius (ASTM E2070, method D) for time-to-event values like Oxidation-Induction Time (OIT);
  • new prediction Isothermal Lifetime for all reaction types; 
  • more new features and improvements. Check our Release History page to find out what is new in this version.

August 4-9, 2018. Conference of North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS). NETZSCH presents two talks on Kinetics Neo with the live demonstration of this software:

May 9, 2018New Kinetics Neo version 1.6.2 is released. The main new feature is the support of two new autocatalytical reaction types in model-based analysis including Kamal-Sourour reaction type. These reaction types are very important and widely used for analysing the curing process of thermosets.  
Check our Release History page to find out what is new in this version.

May 1-3, 2018. International Ceramics Expo Exhibition, Cleveland, USA. Please visit us at Booth 100. We will have live demo presentations of Kinetics Neo in the Product Showcase How to build a simulation model for your firing program on May 1st,  11am and May 3rd, 2pm. We will show you how to design your firing process optimally with data from thermal analysis and thermokinetic simulation. You’ll learn how to speed up your firing program by up to 60% by using NETZSCH Kinetics Neo with binder burnout, sintering shrinkage and thermal conductivity measurement information.

During each live demo you'll have the chance to WIN one of the two full versions of our Kinetics Neo software.

April 10-13, 2018. We are proud to present Kinetics Neo at the international Ceramitec Exhibition in Munich. Please visit us in Hall B6, booth #500. We will have live demo presentations of the software on April 10-12 at 3 pm and on April 11-13 at 11 am. During each live demo, you will have the chance to WIN one of the six full versions of our Kinetics Neo software.

February 28, 2018. New Kinetics Neo version 1.5.0 is released. The main new feature is the support of DSC with Diffusion Control including TTT diagram. It is very important for application of curing processes, like curing of thermoset resins.
Check our Release History page to find out what is new in this version.

New user guides about how to get started with the modelling of Diffusion Controlled processes and the creation of TTT diagram are added to our "Learn" page.

February 26, 2018. Official video of our well attended webinar "How kinetic simulation can improve your thermosetting curing process" is published. This webinar from the Composite Series focuses on the use of Kinetics Neo to simulate the progress of the underlying curing reaction. How to create the necessary data using thermal analysis methods and how to build up a kinetic model will be shown. In the conclusion, predictions for different processing scenarios will be made and the impacts on the curing will be presented.