Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Differential Scanning Calorimetry may be used to aid in the identification of certain plastics that have been added to a vulcanized elastomer by determining its melt point. Conventional methods for identifying vulcanized elastomers would not detect if, for example, Teflon or Nylon had been added. Differential Scanning Calorimetry can also assist in determination of enthalpies, Glass Transition (Tg) and crosslink density.

Available Methods

Assignment of Tg by DSC in Polymers or Elastomeric Materials

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Transition Temperatures of Petroleum Waxes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

ASTM D 7426

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization

Standard Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

ASTM D 3417

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization

Standard Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM E 793

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Glass Transition (Tg)

Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM D 3418

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Glass Transition Temperatures

Standard Test Method for Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperatures by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM E 1356

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Heat Reaction of Thermally Reactive Materials

Standard Test Method for Heat of Reaction of Thermally Reactive Materials by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM E 2160

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable

Standard Test Methods for Physical and Environmental Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable

ASTM D 4565

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Melting and Crystallization Temperatures by Thermal Analysis

Standard Test Method for Melting And Crystallization Temperatures by Thermal Analysis

ASTM E 794

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins

Standard Test Method for Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM D 3895

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Specific Heat Capacity

Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM E 1269

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Temperatures and Heats of Transitions of Fluoropolymers

Standard Test Method for Determining Temperatures and Heats of Transitions of Fluoropolymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

ASTM D 4591

Differential Scanning Calorimetry - Glass Transition (Tg) - Plastics

Plastics -- Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 2: Determination of Glass Transition Temperature and Glass Transition Step Jeight

ISO 11357-2

Differential Scanning Calorimetry - Temperature and Enthalpy of Melting and Crystallization - Plastics

Plastics -- Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) -- Part 3: Determination of Temperature and Enthalpy of Melting and Crystallization

ISO 11357-3

Differential Scanning Calorimetry - Transition of Temperatures of Petroleum Waxes

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Transition Temperatures of Petroleum Waxes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

ASTM D 4419

Enthalpy of Fusion, Percent Crystallinity, and Melting Point of UHMWP by DSC

Measurement of Enthalpy of Fusion, Percent Crystallinity, and Melting Point of Ultra-High-Molecular Weight Polyethylene by Means of Differential Scanneing Calorimetry

ASTM F 2625