The melting and crystallization behavior of pharmaceutical active ingredients and auxiliary substances, the glass transition of treacles, the oxidation behavior of lubricants or the curing behavior of paints and adhesives are thermal effects here exemplified.
DSC can be used to study the degree of purity of pharmaceutical active ingredients as derived from melting behavior, the oxidation of fats and oils, or the curing of adhesives and powder paints as well as many other topics.
With TGA, information can be gathered about such topics as the denaturing of proteins, vapor pressure and solvent content of paints.
DEA can trace the flow properties of pastes and other masses, even during processing.
With LFA, the thermal diffusivity even of melts and liquids can be measured and the thermal conductivity determined.