Magnesium products are widely used in a wide variety of industries.
Magnesium oxide is one of the main compounds of this metal, used mainly as a refractory material in furnaces. In addition, it is used in leather tanning, plastics, as a lubricant additive, cement, water treatment, fertilizers, animal feed, vitamins, etc.
Other magnesium derivatives can be used in the formulation of cements, they are present in the food, textile and antifreeze industry in the case of magnesium chloride; in ABS plastics, detergents, animal feed, paper and pharmacy in the case of magnesium sulphate.
An important application of magnesium hydroxide is a flame retardant in plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene.