Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) analysis and expertise for thermal characteristics determination of polymers and plastics for a range of industries

Intertek provides Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) thermal analysis for polymer and plastic research and development (R&D), quality control, product and process development, and other applications. 

DSC thermal analysis is available for a wide range of samples, such as polymers, elastomers and plastics, serving a wide range of industries.

Examples of polymers DSC parameters:
    Typical DSC Specifications:
    • Temperature Range: -150°C – 700°C
    • Temperature Accuracy: ± 0.2 K
    • Temperature Precision: ± 0.02 K
    • Furnace temperature Resolution: ± 0.00006 K
    • Heating Rate: 0.02..300 K/min
    • Cooling Rate: 0.02..50 K/min
    • Calorimetric Resolution: 0.01 μ W
    • Measuring Environment: Air, N2 and O2 (others possible)
    • Automation: Sample Robot, 42 positions
      DSC Test Methods:
      • ASTM E1269-05 - Determination Specific Heat Capacity by DSC
      • EN-EN 728 - Determination of the Oxygen Induction Time
      • ISO22768 - Rubber, Determination of the glass transition temperature by DSC
      • ASTM D1519-95 - Rubber, Determination of Melting Range
      • ASTM D3418-03 - Transition Temperatures of Polymers By DSC
      • ISO11357-4 - Determination of Specific Heat Capacity
      • ISO11357-3 - Determination of Enthalpy Temperature of Melting and Crystallization
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