Magnesium is the lightest of all the structural metals with a density that is only two-thirds that of aluminium & one-quarter that of steel. It has higher weight-to-strength ratio compared to other structural materials. It is also the eighth most abundant metal in the earth’s crust.
Magnesium is primarily used in production of Magnesium alloys, which are used in making die cast parts for the automotive industry. It is also used as a desulphurizing agent in the production of steel. Magnesium is also used as a minor alloying element in the production of aluminium alloys. China is the biggest producer of Magnesium ingots, where it is primarily produced by Electrolysis from dolomite.
Size: Ingots, T-bars
Packing: 1/8/12/15/23Kg Ingot packed into 1Ton pallets
Variations: Magnesium alloys such as 230D, 153M, 202S, 201S, AZ91D, AM50, AM60, AZ91HP
Typical chemical composition of Magnesium is shown below:
|Mg: 99.8 – 99.98%
|Fe: 0.002 - 0.05%
|Al: 0.004 - 0.05%
|Si: 0.003 - 0.03%