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Abstract  

Fire resistance of polyethylene is realized by magnesium hydroxide which is distinguished from halogenated fire-proofing agents by its lower cost and its non toxicity. Magnesium hydroxide decomposed by an endothermic reaction with liberation of water, contributing to fire proofing. The sample used (Kisuma 5A-N*) is constituted from a powder (0.6–0.8 micrometre) its surface is treated by plastic material in order to ameliorate its compatibility. We studied the thermal decomposition by DTA and TG, of mixtures constituted by polyethylene and magnesium hydroxide. A sudden decomposition began at 385°C for pure polyethylene and decomposition took place at 429°C for the mixture polyethylene-Kisuma (50–50). Incorporation of magnesium hydroxide in polyethylene increases fire resistance.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1969
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
24
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)

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