Calcined Magnesite, commonly known as Cal Mag is produced from the raw material Magnesium Oxide and is widely used within the Animal Feed sector. Cal Mag is frequently used for ruminant livestock as a supplementary and economic source of Magnesium.
During Spring and Autumn months, Dairy and Beef cattle are prone to magnesium deficiency called Hypomagnesaemia (Grass Staggers). The animals cannot store magnesium and therefore have low blood magnesium. So it is necessary to supplement their diet with a source of Magnesium, in order to prevent a metabolic disorder.
Magnesite is a mineral with the chemical formula MgCO3 (magnesium carbonate). Iron, manganese, cobalt and nickel may occur as admixtures, but only in small amounts.
Magnesite produces and commercializes a great variety of caustic calcined magnesia products for the widest spectrum of applications, namely agricultural, industrial/technical & chemical, construction, environmental, steel / refractories.
Magnesite chemical is also known as magnesium carbonate, which is majorly found as an alternative product of serpentine magnesium rock, molded by replacement of dolomitic dolomite & limestone and ultramafic rocks. The major application of magnesite is in the production of magnesium oxide, which requires two grades such as fused magnesia and dead burned magnesia.
Magnesite chemical has nomenclature MgCO3 is also commonly known as a carbonate of magnesium. It is a product of ultramafic rocks and serpentine magnesium rich rock.
Dead Burnt Magnesite
Dead Burnt Magnesite is produced in the Rotary Kiln by sintering raw magnesite at a controlled temperature of 1750 degree centigrade and its chemically inactive. Dead Burnt Magnesite is consume almost exclusively in the production of Refractory Field.