Magnesium Hydroxide at KAUSTIK to be tested in the new laboratory

Commissioning work began in the new special laboratory for fabricability tests and the testing of magnesium hydroxide while producing halogen-free polymer materials at KAUSTIK, Volgograd.

As of today, the major part of the new modern equipment, the total value of which exceeds 50 million roubles, is already installed. The laboratory facilities, the testing machine, the plastometer and other instruments have been bought both from domestic and from foreign manufacturers in Europe, Asia and America.

Magnesium hydroxide (MDH) – the own development of Research and Production Center of JSC "KAUSTIK" - has been produced by JSC “NikoMag” (both companies are parts of Group of Companies NIKOCHEM) since 2015. It is a powder synthesized in a special way used in various industries. MDH is an ecofriendly highly effective non-toxic flame retardant, filler and smoke suppressant additive for producing practically all kinds of plastics and polymer compounds. In case of ignition, the most dangerous thing is toxic combustion products formation; that's why in these days developers tend to use compounds with halogen-free flame retardants, to which magnesium hydroxide belongs, to increase fire safety of polymers. The most well-known MDH applications are: wiring in cars and telecommunication systems, relays, housings, insulation and connection parts of electric equipment, floorings, plastic panels and even children's toys.

In order to operate the new equipment, the laboratory staff have undergone knowledge-intensive training with leading specialists in the field of plastics production and processing. First batches of the product, tested with this equipment, have been already sent to the customers in Europe and Asia. Now, taking into account high-precision laboratory studies with new facilities and instruments it is possible to produce the grade of magnesium hydroxide, that fully meets the requirements of each customer.

It should be pointed out, that JSC «NikoMag» is the only producer of magnesium hydroxide in the country and is constantly increasing export of this unique chemical product outside the territory of Russia. The new laboratory, which is planned to be put into operation at the industrial site of JSC «KAUSTIK» in summer this year, will allow to compete more successfully with magnesium hydroxide manufacturers from other countries.

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