A wide range of minerals for technical applications

Chemical industry, paint industry and industrial companies for rubber, building materials and polymers all over the world rely on high-quality minerals and the longstanding knowledge of MAGNESIA experts. MAGNESIA minerals are perfect as lubricants, binders or release agents. They are also used as pH-regulators and to control viscosity. Raw materials based on magnesium and calcium for detergents and fertilizers, but also as components of abrasives, tanning agents and bleaching agents are part of the MAGNESIA range.

Industrial companies are impressed by the unique properties of thermal insulation and flame protection. MAGNESIA minerals also show proven usefulness in energy-intensive processes such as vulcanization, manufacture of glass and ceramics as well as in the production of steel.

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Minerals and technology: The perfect duo

The choice is yours: More than 100 different magnesium oxides, magnesium hydroxides and magnesium carbonates are available and are suitable for numerous technical areas of application and functions, such as

  • thermal insulation
  • reactants
  • acid scavenger
  • flocculants
  • PH-regulation
  • corrosion protection
  • glass hardening
  • welding flux
  • electrical insulation
  • thermal protection
  • flame retardants
  • fertilizers

High quality mineral compounds for technical challenges

Mineral compounds for technical applications are mainly used in powder form, as fillers or additives with a specific function. We will be happy to send you detailed specifications, safety data sheets and product samples on request. The following examples give you an insight into your options in the technical area:

POLYMER

Mineral compounds are required as additives in a large number of different plastics. Among others, various oxides are used as fillers, acid acceptors or viscosity regulators in distinct plastic formulations. Furthermore, hydroxides are popular absorbers and are used to optimize polymer compounds. Magnesium hydroxide in particular is an acid- and halogen-free flame retardant that offers exciting advantages compared to aluminum trihydroxide. Other calcium and magnesium compounds such as carbonates, chlorides and stearates are both important additives and necessary fillers.

RUBBER AND CAOUTCHOUC

Mineral compounds are particularly popular in the rubber and caoutchouc industry. In addition to the usual natural fillers, very special high-quality synthetic products are also in demand. Oxides, hydroxides, carbonates and stearates, which are used for vulcanization, acid regulation and as flame retardants, are very common. Choose your favorite from a wide range of different qualities that meet the requirements of individual formulations.

PAINT INDUSTRY / PRINT INDUSTRY

Magnesium compounds play a crucial role in the painting and printing industry. In addition to calcium and magnesium carbonate, which are used as fillers, a very fine magnesium oxide is required for printing inks based on toluene. Metal soaps such as zinc stearate and calcium stearate are popular additives for paint and varnish production. A broad product portfolio of different qualities is available.

DENTAL APPLICATIONS

Magnesium compounds are preferred raw materials in the dental industry, especially in traditional investment materials and alginate mixtures. Our customers receive a consistently high quality of highly pure fused magnesia for demanding use in investment materials. Due to our many years of experience with electrofused magnesium oxides, we are aware of the importance of constant reactivity, and we enable individual product specifications for each customer. Synthetic magnesium oxides and magnesium hydroxides are also used for the production of alginate-based impression materials.

DELAMIN

MAGNESIA is the exclusive distributor of Delamin, the specialist for mineral compounds for technical ceramics.

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GLASS INDUSTRY

Pure magnesium oxide with a low iron content is an important raw material in the manufacture of special glass, enamel frits and solar panels. Depending on the area of application, glass consists of mixtures of basic oxides (e. g. sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, barium or zinc oxide) and acidic oxides (e. g. silicon dioxide, boron trioxide, aluminum trioxide or diphosphorus pentoxide). Our selection of special oxides and carbonates for this sensitive area of application have been established on the market for many years.

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Whether magnesium, calcium, zinc or aluminum: We offer various minerals in different quality classes for the chemical industry. Among others, magnesium oxides, hydroxides and carbonates are used as starting materials in the production of other magnesium compounds, e. g. in metal soaps. Most mineral compounds play an important role in the manufacture of intermediates and auxiliary materials.

FIBER-PLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Magnesium oxides and magnesium hydroxides are included in most SMC-formulations to optimize homogeneity and viscosity during production. In the compounding process, calcium and zinc stearates are added as release agents. The selection of products offers the right properties for the requirements of this industry.

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Magnesium oxide serves as a source of magnesium in feed additives and calf milk. Magnesium compounds are also used as additives in fertilizers.

MANUFACTURE OF PVC

Minerals are essential for the production of PVC. Magnesium oxides and hydroxides in particular are important components of PVC stabilizers. Very fine, high-purity grindings with low iron values are the main characteristics for the formulation of cables, pipes, foils and profiles. Both natural and synthetic qualities are used. In addition, calcium compounds are traditionally used as fillers.

BUILDING MATERIALS

One advantage in the building materials sector is the use of mineral raw materials. Due to the versatile product properties, a widespread use is possible. Historically, the use of magnesium oxide and magnesium chloride in a ratio of 3:1 is known for the production of sorel cement. In other cement formulas, magnesium oxides or magnesium hydroxides optimize the reaction time and hardening. Due to the non-toxic and neutral properties of magnesium and calcium, industry appreciates using these mineral compounds to produce other building materials, such as isolating and insulating materials. Use the large selection for a wide range of options in the building materials industry.

TECHNICAL CERAMICS

Technical ceramics primarily comprises ceramic materials and products for technical applications, such as: silicate ceramics, oxide ceramics and non-oxide ceramics. The use of magnesium-based fillers is an important part of the formulation and offers various physical and mechanical advantages. For different areas of application in high-performance ceramics, electrofused, dead-burned and synthetic magnesium oxides with high-purity and in constant quality are used.

DELAMIN

MAGNESIA is the exclusive distributor of Delamin, the specialist for mineral compounds for technical ceramics.

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WELDING POWDER

Magnesium oxides are used as additive in welding powder formulations.

ADHESIVES

Adhesives are present in both organic and inorganic compounds. Wet adhesives, dispersion adhesives, hot melt adhesives, contact adhesives and reactive adhesives often contain metal oxides, silicates and phosphates as binders and stabilizers. Magnesium and calcium compounds are ideal for implementing special requirements due to their neutral properties. Certain additives, e. g. magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide, with different activities and subtleties achieve a positive effect to improve adhesive properties. Carbonates and talc as fillers offer additional advantages. Our large selection of MAGNESIA products allows a wide range of options for the adhesives industry.

WATER TREATMENT

Water treatment is the targeted change in water quality. There are two implementation options: On one hand, the removal of substances from the water for cleaning, de-ironing and desalination. On the other hand, the addition of minerals for dosage and acidity regulation (pH value). Flocculants contain for example metal salts and lime products, such as magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium chloride, calcium oxide and aluminium sulfate. MAGNESIA offers a wide range of different qualities for water treatment.

PAPER AND PULP

Magnesium oxide and magnesium hydroxide are part of the sulphite pulping process. In bleaching they are used as a source of magnesium and stabilizer. As a functional filler, calcium compounds such as oxides, hydroxides or carbonates improve the quality of high-standard paper.

Innovative technology with mineral compounds tailored to your needs

Our team of experts has many years of market experience and knows the range of comparable products. Use our knowledge for a precise adjustment of your desired parameters. Together we identify a selection of possible mineral compounds in the appropriate quality and find the ideal solution for your technical challenge.

Benefit from important success factors for your innovative products:

  • individual advice
  • short decision-making paths
  • reliable delivery times
  • comprehensive documentation

Supplier qualification as an integrated process

As part of the qualification process of our suppliers, we carry out appropriate audits and ensure that requirements are met. Even after successful qualification, compliance with legal requirements is regularly assessed. Our integrated process ensures that all changes at supplier facilities or to the product that could affect manufacturing or test parameters are checked and approved before implementation.

MAGNESIA makes the difference

MAGNESIA not only offers excellent additives, active ingredients and excipients, but also a comprehensive service that our long-term customers particularly appreciate. Quality management, document management and the necessary certifications and audits of suppliers and products are an integral part of our service. Furthermore

  • fixed contact persons make the cooperation a real partnership for both sides, which benefits from working hand in hand. In short: We think along with you, and the up-to-dateness of the documents required by quality management is proactively provided,
  • one of our success principles is called “transparency”. We are happy to comply with the request of our manufacturer partners to disclose the origin of substances and materials ordered,
  • seamless monitoring of the supply chain is guaranteed, in particular to meet our due diligence obligations as mineral trader and to make the procurement process and storage as transparent as possible.
  • short delivery times are a crucial factor for our customers. We, therefore, either use our own warehouse for stocking purposes or a suitably qualified and monitored external warehouse keeper,
  • MAGNESIA, as a reliable partner, safeguards the intellectual property rights of your products. We treat your trade secrets with absolute confidentiality and the protection of customer data is one of our values.

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Christian Block and the Technical Magnesia team supports you with technical know-how and finds tailor-made solutions for your product idea. Also ask for detailed information about specifications, safety data sheets or material samples.

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Trade compliance ensures quality of your products

As an expert in the procurement of additives, active ingredients and excipients, compliance with applicable laws for import and export as well as compliance with trade and customs laws is an important pillar of our specialization. We also work closely with our customers to determine the applicable export control restrictions. So there are no surprises to be expected with urgently needed raw material deliveries.

Awarded as certified partner

MAGNESIA undergoes regular audits and controls by supervisory authorities. As a distributor of active ingredients, our quality management system for trading in active ingredients for the manufacture of human pharmaceuticals is GDP-certified. In general, our quality management is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001. In addition, our hygiene management complies with the food safety system standard based on HACCP.