Flame tamers: Brucite, huntite and hydromagnesite
Published: Friday, 08 September 2017
Magnesium minerals boast several unique properties which make them superlative flame retardants, but as Ian Wilson, Consultant*, explains, despite their wide application many of these minerals are only recovered in a handful of places across the world.
Economic deposits of the natural magnesium minerals brucite,
huntite and hydromagnesite are found in only a few places in
the world and are extracted mainly for use as flame retardants.
There are two main areas of brucite deposits globally
– in Liaoning, China and in Russia, both with