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Alubond U.S.A is an Aluminum composite Panels (ACP) and Metal Composite Material (MCM) Panels brand owned by Mulk Holdings. The company has emerged as the World’s largest ACP and MCM brand with a twenty five million square meters of manufacturing and processing capacity from its various facilities in Europe, UAE, Turkey, Ghana and India. Alubond has also expanded its products to offer a full range of Fire Rated Metal Panels including A2 Mineral Core ACP, B Mineral Core ACP, Solid Aluminum, Honeycomb, Exotic metals MCM in a choice of metal skins like Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper, Bronze and Titanium.

The company in addition to production of metal composites also has a complete backward and forward integration manufacturing facilities producing Fire rated Mineral Core, Fire Rated adhesive films and Color Coated coils.

SOLID MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE IN A ROCK FORM

The solid mineral  magnesium hydroxide, with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2  is a common alteration product of periclase in marble; a low-temperature hydrothermal vein mineral in metamorphosed limestones and chlorite schists; and formed during serpentinization of dunites. It is often found in association with serpentine, calcite, aragonite, dolomite, magnesite, hydromagnesite, artinite, talc and chrysotile.

Advantages of Magnesium Hydroxide


 Filler and Flame Retardant/Smoke Suppressant in one product
 Environmentally Acceptable
 Halogen Free
 Non-Corrosive
 Reduces Smoke Density
 Non-Volatile
 Largely Inert
 Thermally Stable up to 340º C and thereafter undergoes Endothermic Decomposition releasing Water

What is Endothermic & Exothermic Reaction ?

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LDPE (Low density Polyethylene) is a hydrocarbon material which exhibits exothermic reaction by releasing energy  when exposed to heat.  Mg (OH)2 is a natural mineral which exhibits Endothermic reaction by absorbing heat when exposed to energy/ heat.

Magnesium Hydroxide Structure :

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Aluminum Trihydrate Structure

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Comparison of Magnesium hydroxide with Aluminum trihydrate


  ATH Magnesium Hydroxide
Molecular Formula Al (OH)3 Mg (OH)2
Water Content Loss on Ignition (LOI) 34% 31%
Decomposition Temperature) Greater than 230º C Greater than 330º C
Mohs hardness 2.5–3.5 2.0-3.0
Specific Gravity 2.42 2.36
pH 10-8 10.5
Electrical Conductivity us/cm Less than 350DIN 53208
Color White White
Physical Properties Powder Powder
Refractive Index 1.57 1.58
Particle Morphology Hexagonal Platelet Hexagonal Platelet

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