Flame tamers: Brucite, huntite and hydromagnesite

By IM Staff
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 significant...

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