Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) thermal analysis provides test data for a wide range of materials. Materials analyzed by DSC include polymers, plastics, composites, laminates, adhesives, food, coatings, pharmaceuticals, organic materials, rubber, petroleum, chemicals, biological samples and more.

DSC measures the rate of heat flow, and compares differences between the heat flow rate of the test sample and known reference materials. The difference determines variations in material composition, crystallinity and oxidation.


  • Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)
  • Melting Point (Tm)
  • Crystallization Point (Tc)
  • Heats of fusion and reaction
  • Thermal stability
  • Competitive product evaluation

DSC can be used in combination with other analytical techniques such as FTIR, TGA, or Light Optical Microscopy, to further understand the chemical composition of materials.