PE materials such as high-DensityThe mass density is defined as the ratio between mass and volume. density polyethylene (HDPE) are often used for the production of packaging materials and films.

Differential scanning calorimetry is often used to characterize the melting behavior of such materials, but the DSC 200 F3 Maia® can do even more. Due to its excellent low-temperature performance and outstanding sensitivity, the system also allows the detection of the Glass Transition TemperatureThe glass transition is one of the most important properties of amorphous and semi-crystalline materials, e.g., inorganic glasses, amorphous metals, polymers, pharmaceuticals and food ingredients, etc., and describes the temperature region where the mechanical properties of the materials change from hard and brittle to more soft, deformable or rubbery.glass transition (at –119.9°C). This extremely weak step in the DSC-curve is presented in the embedded picture in more detail.