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Thermal decomposition of polyolefins

TA-6018: Thermal decomposition of polyolefins


Polyolefins, such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), have been produced for various uses such as packaging, textiles, plastic parts, and so on. A great amount of polyolefins has turned into wastes nowadays. The information about the thermal decomposition of polyolefins is important for recycling and incineration of polyolefin wastes. Here, we have investigated the thermal decomposition of PE and PP by Thermo Mass Photo.

Evolved gas analysis products from Rigaku

Thermo Mass Photo combines simultaneous thermal analysis with mass spectrometry. This technique is suitable for the qualitative analysis of  evolved gases coincident with the STA signal.

In TG-FTIR, gases evolved by volatilization or thermal decomposition are qualitatively analyzed, which allows you to track changes in the generated amount along with the temperature change.