Application Note: Investigation of the Oxidative Stability of Polyolefins and Thermoplastic Elastomers by Means of DSC
5 Mar 2013

Oxidative-induction time (OIT) measurements allow for characterization of the long-term stability of hydrocarbons such as oils, fats, but also of plastics like polyolefins, particularly polypropylene and polyethylene. For determination of the oxidative stability, standardized test methods by means of DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) are used. This application note presents a robust and reliable method for determining the oxidative stability of a range of polyolefins and thermoplastic elastomers in accordance with well-established standard methods.