Element's polymer testing laboratories provide DSC or Differential Scannning Calorimetry, an anaytical technique that measures change in heat or enthalpy.
The instrument heats or cools a sample and the amount of energy required is measured. From the resulting thermogram, melting points, heat of fusion and crystallization can be determined. This is a powerful tool for characterizing thermoplastic materials. Heats of exotherm are also measured. This very useful in characterizing composite prepregs for out time. The test is performed per ASTM D3418 as well as ASTM E1356.
Services and Standards
Melting Point, Heat of Fusion and Crystallization ASTM D3418 and ASTM E1356
Peak Exotherm and Heat of Exotherm SACMA SRM25R
Specific Heat ASTM E1269
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) ASTM D7426Oxidative Induction Time