Results obtained on the thermooxidative degradations of LDPE (low-density polyethylene) and NBR (nitrile-butadiene rubber)
are presented. The activation energies for the thermooxidations leading to solid products were estimated. For LDPE, the activation
energies obtained from non-isothermal data are in satisfactory agreement with those obtained from isothermal data. For NBR,
the isothermal activation energy is ≉16% higher than the non-isothermal one. This difference is due to the morphological changes
undergone by NBR during its heating at the rather high temperatures at which isothermal measurements were performed.