Magnesium Compounds

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

Roskill’s 12th report on Magnesium Compounds and Chemicals has been published.

A potential sea-change in magnesia supply is on the horizon. China, the world’s largest producer, is undergoing a modernisation plan that will eliminate much of its older technology and excess capacity. Simultaneously, the international market is reducing its dependence on Chinese exports. New projects in the rest of the world could add up to 1.8Mtpy of all types of magnesia capacity between 2011 and 2015 – up to 500,000tpy of which has already come online.

This latest report from Roskill covers the whole magnesia industry—speciality/industrial grades, caustic calcined magnesia (CCM), dead burned magnesia (DBM) and fused magnesia (FM).

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Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Occurrence and properties of magnesium raw materials
  3. Processing of dolomite, magnesite and magnesia
  4. Processes for production of magnesium chemicals
  5. World production of magnesium compounds
  6. Production of magnesium compounds by country and company
  7. World trade in calcined dolomite, magnesite and magnesia
  8. Uses of magnesium compounds and chemicals
  9. World consumption of dolomite, magnesia, olivine and brucite
  10. Use of magnesium compounds in refractories
  11. Use of magnesium compounds in building and construction
  12. Use of magnesium compounds in glass
  13. Use of magnesium compounds in agriculture
  14. Use of magnesium compounds in water treatment
  15. Use of magnesium compounds in flue gas desulphurisation
  16. Use of magnesium compounds in iron ore processing
  17. Use of magnesium compounds in flame retardants
  18. Use of magnesia in heating elements
  19. Use of magnesium compounds in magnesium metal
  20. Use of magnesium compounds in food, pharmaceuticals, toothpastes and cosmetics
  21. Use of magnesium compounds in pulp and paper
  22. Use of magnesium compounds in nickel processing
  23. Other uses for magnesium compounds
  24. Prices of magnesium compounds