magnesium hydroxide


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magnesium hydroxide

n.
A white powder, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and laxative.

magne′sium hydrox′ide


n.
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and laxative.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.magnesium hydroxide - a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
hydrated oxide, hydroxide - a compound of an oxide with water
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To meet growing global demand for high-purity magnesium hydroxide flame retardants, Albemarle- and RHI Group- joint venture MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte GmbH & Co KG (MAGNIFIN) has begun a process to double its early 1990s startup capacity of 10,000 metric tons per year at the JV's Breitenau, Austria site in two stages, also to be completed in 2006.
ExxonMobil found the optimal TPO formulation contains about 50% Exact plastomer 0201, 20% PP, and 80% magnesium hydroxide flame retardant.
President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Securing a stable, long-term supply of high-quality magnesium hydroxide has been a priority of utmost importance this year.
MagShield magnesium hydroxide powders are used as flame retardants and smoke suppressants.
This would result in taking twice the amount of sodium bicarbonate and magnesium hydroxide.
Raw materials, fillers and petroleum products for the chemical process industries are featured in the company's six-page folder, including aluminum silicates, alumina trihydrate, aromatic oils, barium sulfate, blowing agents, calcium carbonate, kaolin clays, fatty acids, iron oxides, magnesium carbonates, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide, microcrystalline wax, mold release agents, naphthenic oils, paraffinic oils, paraffin wax, petrolatums, plasticizers, rubber accelerators, slab dips, solvents, stearates, sulfur, white mineral oils, zinc borate, zinc dust and zinc oxide.
ICL-IP's Magnesia Products division produces magnesia products; magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide and magnesium carbonate, for application in rubber, plastics, electrical steel, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food chemicals.
Functional fillers, ranging from inexpensive calcium carbonates and kaolin clays to surface treated magnesium hydroxide flame retardants and acicular wollastonites, are said to have been essential components in the development of cost-effective filled polymer composites in use today.
June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To meet plastics processors' growing demand for high-purity flame retardants for high- temperature operations, Albemarle Corporation has expanded production capacity for its MAGNIFIN(R) magnesium hydroxide flame retardants.
May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leading global flame retardants maker Albemarle Corporation will increase the prices for its MAGNIFIN magnesium hydroxide (MDH) flame retardants up to 10 percent, effective globally on all shipments made on or after July 1, 2008, or as contracts allow.
The initial compounding section uses wing-shaped, Banbury-style mixing elements, which knead the material and can incorporate filler levels of up to 70% magnesium hydroxide for wire and cable, 80% wood flour or talc, and 70% titanium dioxide for pigment masterbatches.