Volume 17, Issue 1 (January 1972)
The Use of Differential Scanning Calorimetry in the Identification of Synthetic Fibers
Thermal methods of analysis have attained a position of prominence recently, particularly in applications to fibers, plastics, and other synthetic polymeric materials . This is principally due to the development of several instruments designed to analyze submilligram specimens which yield satisfactory quantitative and qualitative data . Among the instruments commercially available is the Perkin-Elmer differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). We have successfully used the DSC to identify most synthetic fibers in significant amounts in case materials submitted for analysis.