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Friday, March 8, 2019  (Comments: 1)

Magnesium Producers Nedmag of the Netherlands and Timab Magnesium of France have announced a strategic partnership to development and commercialise Magnesium Hydroxide in marine gas scrubber systems.

Looking forward to the 2020 IMO 0.5% sulphur cap, the companies have jointly developed an innovative Magnesium Hydroxide product known as MH53S MARE, described as a highly effective and safe alkali power with extremely high purity and best-in-class stability properties. Unlike other alkali sources, MH53S MARE is non-hazardous.

Under the partnership terms, Timab Magnesium will handle distribution of MH53S MARE to the maritime industry, with Nedmag technically supporting product development.

After several years trialling MH53S MARE on several vessels, the solution is being brought to the industry on a global scale. By combining their strengths, the two partners aim at improving further technical support as well as optimising supply chain options available to all vessel operators worldwide. Nedmag has doubled its production capacity in 2018, with an additional expansion planned to support expected growth in demand.

Alex Medendorp, Sales and Marketing director of Nedmag, said: “This approach fits very well in the vision of our company. We strongly believe in the added value of partnerships to gain the maximum benefit for our customers. With Timab Magnesium we have found the right partner to establish MH53S MARE as the reference in marine gas scrubbers.”

François Mazaré, Industrial & Environmental Applications Director, Timab Magnesium said: “Along with Nedmag, we are offering to the market a product with excellent performances, as well as a service tailor made to the maritime industry requirements. We are extremely proud to contribute to a solution for the SOx emission challenge faced by the maritime industry. “

Nedmag is a Netherlands-based producer of magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride, used in markets including refractories, pulp industry, energy industry, agriculture, food and other industrial and environmental industries. Timab Magnesium is a producer and distributor of magnesium products for agriculture, refractories and industrial and environmental applications, offering a global service presence.

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How would the difference be while using potassium hydroxide versus magnesium hydroxide would this affect marine species

By SUMANT BAYANKER on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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