Magnesium sulphate is an inorganic salt with the formula MgSO4(H2O)x where 0≤x≤7. It is often encountered as the heptahydrate sulphate mineral epsomite (MgSO4·7H2O), commonly known as Epsom salt, is a mineral. It works by replacing magnesium in the body and increasing water in the intestines. Magnesium sulphate can be used orally as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation, and to treat low levels of magnesium, the majority was used in agriculture. Not all external uses for magnesium sulphate have been approved by the FDA.
Magnesium Sulphate is a chemical compound which is a mixture of magnesium, oxygen, and sulphur. Magnesium sulphate often faced as sulphate mineral & epsomite which are commonly known as Epsom Salt. Applications of magnesium sulphate have spreaded across many industries such as healthcare, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, food additives and other industries as well. In medical, it is used both i.e. internally as well as externally.
Magnesium sulphate provides both a bitter and a salty taste, depending on its concentration. At low levels it is associated with a salty taste compared to high levels where it is perceived as being bitter. For this reason it may have the potential to be used as a salt replacer. Magnesium sulphate is commercially available as heptahydrate, monohydrate, anhydrous or dried form containing the equivalent of 2 - 3 waters of hydration. Magnesium sulphate occurs naturally in seawater, mineral springs and in minerals such as kieserite and epsomite. Magnesium sulphate heptahydrate is manufactured by dissolution of kieserite in water and subsequent crystallization of the heptahydrate.
Magnesium sulphate is used as a fertilizer, a dietary supplement in animal feed stuffs, and in medicine as a cathartic and analgesic. In the building industry it is used in the form of oxysulphate cement, and in the textile industry as a coagulating agent in rubber and plastics, in various plating baths, and as a drying agent for various organic solvents, and in the manufacture of citric acid, magnesium stearate, monosodium gluconate, and in various photographic solutions.
Magnesium Sulfate Market is to reach $1,233.3 million by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 5.1% during 2021-2026. The growing need to achieve high agricultural yields coupled with the substantial growth of the worldwide agricultural industry is expected to be the main driver of demand growth in the years ahead. Furthermore, increasing use of magnesium sulfate in the personal care & cosmetics sector to formulate a range of important personal care items, including hair products, skincare products, sun-tan products and skin fresheners will create new opportunities for the growth of the global magnesium sulfate industry.
Few Indian Major Players
1. Aksharchem (India) Ltd.
2. Liberty Phosphate Ltd.
3. Pioneer Magnesia Works Pvt. Ltd.
4. Sam Industries Ltd.
5. Welterman International Ltd.
6. Yash Chemex Ltd.