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China Magnesium Corporation Limited

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Magnesium Applications

Magnesium has three principal uses:

  • The principal constituent in magnesium alloys used chiefly in the production of die-cast parts, mainly for the automobile industry.
  • A minor constituent of aluminium alloys used in practically all of the applications for aluminium.
  • Desulphurising agent in the production of steel.

In addition, magnesium has a range of metallurgical, chemical and electrochemical uses, all of which are relatively minor.

Magnesium’s uses can be classified in order of importance as follows:

  • Casting magnesium alloys.
  • Aluminium alloys.
  • Desulphurisation of steel.
  • Production of titanium sponge.
  • Nodularisation of ductile cast iron.
  • Cathodic protection.
  • Wrought magnesium alloys.
  • Other minor uses.