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Magnesium Oxide and Other Magnesium Chemicals

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 13
Summary 15
Magnesium oxide 15
Magnesium hydroxide 19
Magnesium chloride 21
Magnesium sulfate 24
Magnesium oxide resource consumption 26
Manufacturing processes and use 29
Magnesium oxide 29
Magnesium hydroxide 32
Magnesium chloride 33
Magnesium sulfate 33
Precipitated magnesium carbonate 34
Environmental issues 35
Supply and demand by region 36
Magnesium oxide 36
United States 36
Producing companies 36
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
Refractory 38
Caustic-calcined and high-purity magnesia 39
Price 42
Trade 44
Imports 45
Exports 46
Canada 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 49
Refractory 50
Caustic-calcined and other 50
Price 50
Trade 51
Imports 51
Exports 52
Mexico 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 54
Refractory 54
Caustic-calcined and other 54
Price 54
Trade 55
Imports 55
Exports 57
Central and South America 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Refractory 61
Caustic-calcined 62
Price 62
Trade 63
Imports 63
Exports 64
Western Europe 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Refractory magnesia 70
Caustic-calcined magnesia (CCM) 71
Fused magnesia 73
Price 74
Trade 75
Imports 75
Exports 76
Central Europe 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 78
Refractory magnesia 79
Caustic-calcined magnesia (CCM) 80
Trade 80
Imports 80
Exports 81
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Refractory magnesia 84
Caustic-calcined magnesia (CCM) 84
Trade 84
Middle East and Africa 85
Producing companies 85
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 88
Refractory magnesia 89
Caustic-calcined magnesia (CCM) 90
Trade 90
Mainland China 90
Producing companies 90
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Refractory 94
Caustic-calcined and other 95
Price 96
Trade 97
Imports 97
Exports 98
Northeast Asia 98
Producing companies 98
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 101
Overview 101
Japan 102
Price 104
Trade 105
Overview 105
Japan 106
Southeast Asia and Oceania 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 109
Consumption 109
Price 109
Trade 110
Indian Subcontinent 111
Producing companies 111
Salient statistics 112
Consumption 113
Price 113
Trade 114
Magnesium hydroxide 115
United States 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 116
Consumption 117
Slurry 118
Powder 120
Price 121
Trade 122
Canada 124
Salient statistics 124
Consumption 124
Price 125
Trade 126
Mexico 126
Producing companies 126
Salient statistics 127
Consumption 127
Price 128
Trade 129
Imports 129
Exports 129
Central and South America 129
Producing companies 129
Salient statistics 130
Consumption 130
Price 131
Trade 132
Western Europe 132
Producing companies 132
Salient statistics 135
Consumption 135
Price 137
Trade 138
Imports 138
Exports 138
Central Europe 139
Producing companies 139
Salient statistics 139
Consumption 139
Trade 140
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 141
Producing companies 141
Salient statistics 142
Consumption 142
Trade 143
Middle East and Africa 144
Producing companies 144
Salient statistics 144
Consumption 145
Trade 146
Mainland China 146
Producing companies 146
Salient statistics 147
Consumption 148
Environmental 148
Flame retardants 149
Pharmaceutical/other 149
Price 149
Trade 149
Northeast Asia 150
Producing companies 150
Salient statistics 152
Consumption 153
Overview 153
Japan 154
Price 155
Trade 155
Overview 155
Japan 156
Southeast Asia and Oceania 157
Producing companies 157
Salient statistics 157
Consumption 158
Trade 158
Indian Subcontinent 159
Producing companies 159
Salient statistics 159
Consumption 160
Trade 160
Magnesium chloride 161
United States 161
Producing companies 161
Salient statistics 162
Consumption 163
Dust control 164
Thawing/deicing 164
Textiles 165
Other 165
Price 166
Trade 166
Imports 166
Exports 167
Canada 168
Producing companies 168
Salient statistics 168
Consumption 168
Price 169
Trade 169
Imports 169
Exports 170
Mexico 170
Producing companies 170
Salient statistics 170
Consumption 171
Price 172
Trade 172
Imports 172
Exports 172
Central and South America 173
Producing companies 173
Salient statistics 174
Consumption 174
Price 175
Trade 176
Imports 176
Exports 176
Western Europe 176
Producing companies 176
Salient statistics 178
Consumption 178
Price 180
Trade 180
Imports 180
Exports 181
Central Europe 182
Producing companies 182
Salient statistics 182
Consumption 182
Price 183
Trade 183
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 184
Producing companies 184
Salient statistics 185
Consumption 186
Price 187
Trade 187
Middle East and Africa 188
Producing companies 188
Salient statistics 188
Consumption 189
Trade 190
Mainland China 191
Producing companies 191
Salient statistics 192
Consumption 192
Sorel cement 193
Food/pharmaceutical 193
Thawing/deicing agent 193
Other 193
Price 193
Trade 194
Northeast Asia 194
Producing companies 194
Salient statistics 195
Consumption 196
Overview 196
Japan 197
Price 198
Trade 199
Southeast Asia and Oceania 200
Producing companies 200
Salient statistics 200
Consumption 200
Trade 201
Indian Subcontinent 201
Producing companies 201
Salient statistics 202
Consumption 202
Trade 203
Magnesium sulfate 203
United States 203
Producing companies 203
Salient statistics 204
Consumption 205
Crystal (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) 206
Liquid 207
Price 207
Trade 207
Imports 207
Exports 208
Canada 208
Producing companies 208
Salient statistics 209
Consumption 209
Price 210
Trade 211
Imports 211
Exports 211
Mexico 212
Producing companies 212
Salient statistics 212
Consumption 213
Price 214
Trade 214
Imports 214
Exports 215
Central and South America 215
Producing companies 215
Salient statistics 216
Consumption 217
Price 218
Trade 218
Imports 218
Exports 219
Western Europe 219
Producing companies 220
Salient statistics 220
Consumption 221
Price 223
Trade 224
Imports 224
Exports 224
Central Europe 225
Producing companies 225
Salient statistics 226
Consumption 226
Price 227
Trade 227
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 228
Producing companies 228
Salient statistics 229
Consumption 229
Price 230
Trade 230
Middle East and Africa 231
Producing companies 231
Salient statistics 232
Consumption 233
Price 234
Trade 234
Mainland China 235
Producing companies 235
Salient statistics 237
Consumption 238
Agriculture 239
Pulp and paper 239
Detergents 239
Other 239
Price 239
Trade 239
Northeast Asia 240
Producing companies 240
Salient statistics 241
Consumption 242
Overview 242
Japan 242
Price 243
Trade 244
Southeast Asia and Oceania 245
Producing companies 245
Salient statistics 245
Consumption 246
Trade 247
Indian Subcontinent 248
Producing companies 248
Salient statistics 249
Consumption 249
Trade 250
Precipitated magnesium carbonate 251
United States 251
Producing companies 251
Consumption 251
Canada 251
Mexico 251
Central and South America 252
Europe, CIS, Middle East, and Africa 252
Producing companies 252
Consumption 253
Price 254
Trade 254
Mainland China 254
Producing companies 254
Production and consumption 254
Price 254
Trade 255
Rest of Asia 255
Producing companies 255
Salient statistics and consumption 257
Price 257
Trade 257
Additional resources 260
Revisions 261
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