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dc.contributor.authorFernández Renna, Ana Inés
dc.contributor.authorHaurie Ibarra, Laia
dc.contributor.authorFormosa Mitjans, Joan
dc.contributor.authorChimenos Ribera, Josep Maria
dc.contributor.authorAntunes, Marcelo de Sousa Pais
dc.contributor.authorVelasco Perero, José Ignacio
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física Aplicada
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciència dels Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Construccions Arquitectòniques II
dc.identifier.citationFernández, A. I. [et al.]. Characterization of poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) (EVA) filled with low grade magnesium hydroxide. "Polymer degradation and stability", 2008, vol. 94, p. 57-60.
dc.description.abstractLow-grade magnesium hydroxide (LG-MH) is a solid by-product that undergoes an endothermic decomposition in the temperature range of 300–750 C. Due to its thermal behaviour and its lower cost relative to pure Mg(OH)2, it was studied as a non-halogenated flame retardant filler in a 28% vinyl acetate (VA) content poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) matrix. The solid was characterized by XRF and the crystalline phases determined by XRD, composed predominantly of Mg(OH)2 and calcium and magnesium carbonates. Particle size reduction was performed by both mechanical as well as air jet milling in order to optimize the particle size distribution. Composites with different filler concentrations were prepared to evaluate the mechanical properties and flame retardancy by means of limiting oxygen index tests. LOI was also determined in specimens filled with commercial flame-retardants to analyse the effectiveness of this solid
dc.format.extent4 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials::Materials plàstics i polímers
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació
dc.subject.lcshPolymer solutions--Thermal properties
dc.titleCharacterization of poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) (EVA) filled with low grade magnesium hydroxide
dc.subject.lemacPolímers -- Propietats tèrmiques
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. NOLIN - Física No-Lineal i Sistemes Fora de l'Equilibri
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. POLYCOM - Polimers i compòsits: tecnologia
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorFernández, A. I.; Haurie, L.; Formosa, J.; Chimenos, J.; De Sousa Pais, M.; Velasco J.I.
upcommons.citation.publicationNamePolymer degradation and stability

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