Industrial Minerals / Magnesium Compounds & Chemicals: Global industry markets & outlook, 11th edition 2010
- 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 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. Other uses for magnesium compounds
- 23. Prices of magnesium compounds
Magnesium Compounds & Chemicals: Global industry markets & outlook, 11th edition 2010
China accounts for around two thirds of world production of refractory grade magnesia and has been a major supplier to the rest of the world. Over the past ten years, however, exports have declined by 5%py as domestic demand has increased and stringent export controls have been introduced. The main factor behind the growth in Chinese refractory production capacity has been demand from local steel mills, but exports of refractory bricks have also grown by 20%py since 2000. Environmental applications for CCM and magnesium hydroxide are now the main growth drivers for magnesium compounds in developed economies, especially in water and effluent treatment. A potential emerging market for CCM is in high pressure acid leaching of nickel from lateritic ores. The downturn in the global economy in 2008/9 has delayed investment in some of the projects to expand magnesite production outside China, but it is anticipated that, as the economy recovers, significant new DBM, FM and CCM capacity will come on stream in Australia, Brazil, Russia and Turkey.
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- Will demand for refractory grade magnesia track growth in steel production?
- What factors determine the selection of olivine or dolomite as a metallurgical flux?
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