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HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Flame Resistant Magnesium Alloys

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LKR Leichtmetallkompetentzentrum

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Logo Flame Resistant Magnesium Alloys
Logo Flame Resistant Magnesium Alloys

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Hall 2, Stand A44

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Mr. DI Andreas Kraly
CEO LKR
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Fax: +43 50550 6901
Mr. DI Richard Kretz
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In a research project at LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen, scientists have succeeded in developing flame-retardant magnesium alloys which self-extinguish in the event of a fire. This improved fire-resistance was achieved through the selective addition of alloy elements which significantly stabilise the materials oxidation behaviour when subject to fire: We are primarily investigating calcium alloys because calcium is cost-efficient and readily available. We can also add extra rare earth elements into the alloy to positively influence other material properties and to optimise the alloy for a particular application, explains AIT Scientist Stefan Gneiger. Magnesium is in great demand in lightweight construction as a means of reducing weight and emissions in the mobility sector.

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