Magnesium PE Alloy

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Applications

Introduction

Magnesium is a silvery-white metal that is principally used as an alloying element with aluminum, lead, zinc, and other nonferrous alloys. Magnesium alloys are easy to machine and process via conventional methods.

The following datasheet gives an overview of magnesium PE alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of magnesium PE alloy.

Element Content (%)
Magnesium, Mg 96
Aluminum, Al 2.5 - 4
Zinc, Zn 0.70 - 1.6
Manganese, Mn ≤ 0.080
Copper, Cu ≤ 0.050
Silicon, Si ≤ 0.050
Calcium, Ca ≤ 0.040
Nickel, Ni ≤ 0.0050
Iron, Fe ≤ 0.0050

Physical Properties

The physical properties of magnesium PE alloy are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 1.76 g/cm³ 0.0636 lb/in³

Thermal Properties

The following table outlines the thermal properties of magnesium PE alloy.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@ 0-100°C/32-212°F) 26 µm/m°C 14.4 µin/in°F

Applications

Magnesium PE alloy is widely used in creating dies to foil stamp and embossing a number of printed materials including book covers, brochures, folders and greeting cards.

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