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  • Magnesium oxide, or magnesia, is a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium.  It has an empirical formula of MgO. It is formed by an ionic bond between one magnesium and one oxygen atom.
  • The majority of magnesium oxide produced today is obtained from the processing of naturally occurring minerals such as magnesite (magnesium carbonate), magnesium chloride rich brine, and seawater.
  • Sources include Sea water and lake brine , Carnalite , Dolomite , Serpentine , Magnesite .
  • The total energy required to produce one tonne of magnesium is around 35 to 40 MWhour for both the electrolytic and thermal routes. The electrolysis only step component ranges down to just 12 MWhour per tonne with the latest technology with the balance being thermal energy including that required for the production of lime, drying and billet production. The thermal reduction processes as described below requires a higher proportion of electrical energy with approximately the same amount of energy. The electrolytic route will benefit from integration with a petchem project that could consume the chlorine by-product. 
  • Three basic types or grades of "burned" magnesium oxide can be obtained from the calcination step with the differences between each grade related to the degree of reactivity remaining after being exposed to a range of extremely high temperatures.
  • Magnesium oxide is used as a basic refractory material for lining crucibles, principal ingredient in construction materials , optical material, electrical heating industry., animal feeding industry , magnesium supplement.
  • Industrial Uses of Magnesium Oxide includes Abrasives, Animal feed supplement, Boiler (oil-fired) additives, Boiler feedwater treatment, Chemicals, Coatings, Construction, Electrical, Fertilizers, Foundries, Glass manufacture, Insulation, Lubricating oils, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics manufacture, Refractory and ceramics, Rubber compounding, Steel industry, Sugar refining, Sulfite wood pulping, Uranium, gallium and boron processing, Wastewater treatment.
  • In the United States and Europe, the largest captive end use for magnesium chloride is in the production of magnesium metal. The largest merchant end uses for magnesium chloride are for dust control and deicing.
  • Seawater and natural brines accounted for about 69% of U.S. magnesium compounds production in 2013. Magnesium oxide and other compounds were recovered from seawater by one company in California and another company in Delaware
  • The largest end use for magnesium hydroxide is in wastewater treatment and flue gas desulfurization. Ease of handling, increasing environmental markets and the high price level of caustic soda have spurred demand in these applications over the past five years.
  • The majority of the magnesium oxide produced worldwide is consumed as refractory magnesia. The primary use of refractory magnesia is in furnace linings in the iron and steel industry.
  • Of the various applications of magnesium and its alloys, die casting is the fastest growing sector of magnesium consumption.
  • Major producers of Magnesium Oxide in the world are are Korea Magnesia Clinker, Industry Group, RHI AG, Magnesita Refratarios, Magnezit Group, SMZ Jelsava, Queensland Magnesia, MARTIN MARIETTA MAGNESIA SPECIALTIES, Kumas-Kuthaya Magnesite Works Corp, Nedmag Industries, The Premier Chemical, GRECIAN MAGNESITE, Navarras SA, Ube Material Industries, Industras Penoles(Quimica del Rey), Konya Selcuklu Krom, Dalmia, Iranian Refractories Procurement & Production Company, Imerys and Haicheng Houying Group
  • Manufacture of magnesium oxide nanopowder is an energy intensive process, wherein magnesium hydroxide is calcined at high temperature. Magnesium oxide produced as a result of calcination exhibits high thermal and chemical stability; hence, it is used in the manufacture of flame retardant paints and coatings
  • The global magnesium oxide nanopowder market was valued at US$1.69 billion in 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$3.45 billion in 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2015 and 2023.
  • China continues to dominate the magnesium oxide market as the largest producer and consumer, as well as the largest global exporter
  • China is by far the world’s largest consumer of magnesia, because it is the world’s largest producer of steel and cement.
  • The majority of the magnesium oxide produced worldwide is consumed as refractory magnesia.
  • Recently, India imported magnesium oxide powder worth USD 4,602,592 with total quantity of 12,214,292. China is the largest supplier of magnesium oxide powder accounting for imports worth USD 3,107,082 followed by United States and Japan which exported magnesium oxide powder worth USD 917,997 and USD 474,098 respectively.


 General Information
  • Information on Magnesium oxide
  • Magnesium Oxide Identification
  • Magnesium Oxide Dice
  • Formation of Ionic Magnesium Compounds
  • The Mineral Periclase
  • Magnesium Oxide Drug Information

Production and Process

  • Production of Magnesium Oxide
  • XRF's Role in the Production of Magnesium Metal By the Magnethermic Method
  • Production Processes
  • Enthalpy of Formation of Magnesium Oxide
  • Manufacture of Magnesium Oxide from Sea Water


  • Magnesium Oxide Insulation Characteristics
  • Elastic and Rheological Properties of Magnesium Oxide at High Pressure and High Temperature
  • Properties of Molten Magnesium Oxide
  • Physical Properties of MgO
  • Thermodynamic Properties of Magnesium Oxide and Beryllium Oxide


  • The Effect of Neat Magnesium Oxide as Expanding Additive on Cement Shear Bond Strength at High Temperature up to 2500C
  • Spray Pyrolysis Deposition and Characterization of Highly (100) Oriented Magnesium Oxide Thin Films
  • Synthesis of Magnesium Oxide as ATP Precursor and a Matrix for Abiogenic Origin of Life
  • Packed Bed Reactor Demonstration of Magnesium Oxide/Water Chemical Heat Pump

Company Profiles

  • Baymag Inc
  • Crystran Ltd
  • ICL Industrial Products
  • Nedmag Industries
  • Premier Chemicals
  • Solvay Chemicals
  • Tateho Chemical Industries
  • Causmag International


  • Agri-Nutrition Consulting, Inc.
  • Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors Inc.
  • Experts in magnesium oxide
  • George C. Hawley & Associates
  • Rust Bullet

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • AmphoMag
  • Magox 93 HR 150
  • Magnesium oxide
  • Magnesium Oxide and Aluminum Oxide Insulation Products
  • Metal Oxide
  • Baymag Magnesium Oxide
  • Magnesium oxide fume


  • Method for Improving Magnesium Oxide Steel Coatings
  • Process for Producing Magnesium Oxide
  • Modified Magnesium Oxide Catalyst
  • Animal Feed Block Containing Magnesium Oxide
  • Magnesium Oxide Process
  • Process for the Production of Magnesium Oxide from Brine or Bittern
  • Production of Magnesium Oxide from Magnesium Silicates by basic Extraction of Silica


  • High Density Magnesium Oxide Grade HRM
  • Magnesium Oxide Board
  • Buffered Magnesium Oxide Hypoallergenic
  • Dynamag® K
  • Elastomag Magnesium Oxide
  • Magnesium Oxide Light
  • MagChem Grades of Magnesium Oxide
  • Mag-Tab SR - Sustained Release Magnesium
  • NanoActive® Magnesium Oxide
  • SPI Supplies Brand® MgO Magnesium Oxide Single Crystal Substrates, Blocks, and Optical Components
  • Inclined Substrate Deposition of Magnesium Oxide for YBCO-Coated Conductors
  • Periodic Poling of Magnesium Oxide-Doped Lithium Niobate
  • Elektron Refining Technologies
  • Activated Sintering of Magnesium Oxide Obtained from Sea Water
  • Solid Oxide Membrane Process for Magnesium Production Directly from Magnesium Oxide
  • Thermal Conductivity of Magnesium Oxide From Absolute, Steady-State Measurements


  • High Purity Magnesia for Chemical Applications
  • Carbon Steel and Magnesium Oxide Dissolution for H-Canyon Process Applications
  • Planned Emplacement of Magnesium Oxide in the WIPP Repository
  • Reactive Sputtering of Magnesium Oxide Thin Film for Plasma Display Panel Applications
  • Specialty Magnesia Products for Polymer Applications
  • Modelling of Magnesium Oxide Application for Struvite Precipitation
  • Agricultural Applications


  • Magnesium Metal 2014
  • Magnesium Metal - 2015
  • Magnesium Metal - 2016
  • Magnesite Year Book - 2014
  • Survey of Markets
  • Recent Exports from India
  • Recent imports into India
  • Magnesium Compounds 2013
  • Magnesium Compounds 2015
  • Magnesium Compounds - 2016
  • Magnesium Compounds - 2011
  • Magnesium Compounds - 2010
  • Magnesium Compounds - 2009
  • Magnesium compounds - Year 2008
  • World Consumption of Magnesium Oxide- 2006
  • China's Magnesite Industry
  • Magnesium Compounds Statistics U.S. Geological Survey
  • Nanophase Technologies Announces Commercial Availability of NanoArc(R) Magnesium Oxide Nanomaterial
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Magnesium Oxide


  • Mining Resources - Australia 2016
  • Quay Magnesium Annual Report 2006
  • Quay Magnesium Annual Report 2013
  • Nanoshells
  • Magnesium and Magnesium Oxide in Australia
  • Washington Group International Report
  • Large-Dose Intravenous Methotrexate Induced Cutaneous Toxicity
  • Compleximetric Determination of Magnesium Oxide using EDTA
  • National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center 2004 Annual Report

Plant and Projects

  • Quay Magnesium Limited
  • Dead Sea Magnesium Oxide Plant
  • Magnesium Oxide Plant Seamlessly Migrates to Experion
  • Activated Sintering of Magnesium Oxide
  • Bench-scale apparatus demonstration of a magnesium oxide/water chemical heat pump
  • Mount Brussilof Magnesite Project
  • Development of a Magnesium Oxide/Water Chemical Heat Pump
  • Science Project- Magnesium Research
  • Waste Minimisation through sustainable magnesium oxide cement products


  • Magnesium Oxide Suppliers
  • Magnesium Oxide China Suppliers
  • Exporters of Magnesium Oxide
  • Foreign Exporters & Manufacturers
  • Indian Exporters & Manufacturers
  • Magnesium Oxide Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Selling Leads of Magnesium Oxide
  • Magnesium Oxide Sellers
  • Magnesium Oxide Exporters


  • Importers of Magnesium Oxide
  • Magnesium oxide Buyers List
  • Foreign Importers & Buyers
  • Indian Importers & Buyers


  • Guidance on Best Available Techniques for Magnesium Production
  • Drug Guide: Magnesium Oxide Overview
  • Occupational Health Guideline for Magnesium Oxide Fume

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