Stress Engineering Services provides Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) for thermal analysis of polymers, elastomers, polymer based composites and liquids to support a variety of industrial market sectors and functions.
DSC can be used to determine the effect of thermal aging, chemical aging and medical sterilization. It is also a valuable compositional analysis tool, making it useful for reverse engineering. Material samples can be as small as 0.5 mg. Our expert engineering staff conducts analysis using both standardized and customized methodology. The common test methods performed are as follows.
ASTM D3418: Transition Temperatures of Polymers
ASTM D2070: Kinetic Parameters via Isothermal DSC
ASTM E928: Determination of Purity via DSC
ASTM E1269: Determination of Specific Heat Capacity
ASTM E793: Enthalpies of Fusion/Crystallization
ASTM D1519: Rubber Chemical Melting Range