DSC calorimetric testing in a laboratory

Your needs : to analyze your substance/material using DSC calorimetric analysis

What is DSC calorimetric analysis ?

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), is a thermal analysis technique measuring the differences between the heat exchanges between a test sample and a control (a reference).

DSC analysis is used to determine phase transitions of a material :

  • Glass transition temperatures (Tg) of polymers, metallic glass and ionic liquids.

  • Melting temperature and crystallization temperature  of different materials

DSC analysis can also be used to determine the curing rate of certain polymers by measuring reaction enthalpies.

DSC calorimetric analysis are carried out in an inert environment (Argon or Nitrogen gas) to avoid any unwanted reactions between the material and its environment inside the DSC furnace.

Our solution : to provide you with our skills relating to calorimetric analysis and to provide tailored support right up to the interpretation of your results

Thanks to an analytical fleet spread over 2100m², FILAB laboratory has extensive experience and the technical facilities needed to assist industrial companies with calorimetric analysis of their materials (polymers, composites…) using DSC, all with tailored support.

FILAB laboratory provides its multidisciplinary skills up to the interpretation of your results or the implementation of R&D projects to fulfil various requests relating to thermal analysis:

FILAB laboratory guarantees a fast processing of your DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) analysis needs with reliable and clear results, as well as a personalized support to its customers.

DSC analysis is a technique used to:

1/ Determine the thermal stability of materials. The temperature of the material is increased at a controlled rate. The resulting changes in its physical properties are monitored. This information can be used to assess the resistance of the material to degradation or decomposition.

2/ Measure the energy required to cause changes in the molecular structure of the material (melting, recrystallisation).

3/ Determine important thermal properties such as glass transition temperature, crystallinity and melting point.

DSC analysis is a valuable technique for industries such as the pharmaceutical, food, ceramics and plastics manufacturing industries. The pharmaceutical industry uses it to study the effects of different excipients on the performance of pharmaceutical products. The ceramics industry relies on DSC analysis to understand properties such as crystallinity and melting point. These play a role in determining material strength and other characteristics. Finally, plastics manufacturers use DSC analysis to evaluate the performance of resins in various applications. By accurately measuring thermodynamic parameters such as glass transition temperatures, this technique can help ensure that products meet certain standards or requirements.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry is a useful technique that provides valuable information on the thermal stability of a wide variety of materials. It can be used to compare different production batches or materials of different composition and ensure that they meet certain standards. Differential enthalpy analysis is essential for understanding the physical processes that take place at different temperatures. This allows industry professionals to assess the performance of a product.

Thomas ROUSSEAU Scientific and Technical Director
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