Magnesium metal is produced by reduction of magnesium oxide by a choice of various processes (silicothermic Pidgeon process, Dow process, solid oxide membrane technology). Magnesium oxide is won from magnesite, dolomite, carnallite and brine.
Current world output is ~1.2 million tons.
Magnesium is an important structural metal. It is 1.5 times lighter than aluminum and 4 times lighter than steel.
Magnesium is non-magnetic, has good thermal/electrical conductivity and offers electromagnetic shielding comparable to aluminum.
Light weight parts for vehicles, aerospace, engines.
Important note: Our company does not handle powder, chips or turnings of magnesium. We only offer non-hazardous ingots, rolled or extruded products of magnesium.
Chemical formula: Mg CAS No.: 7439-95-4 EINECS EC No.: 231-104-6 HS-Code: 81041100 Appearance: Silvery metal