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Luxfer MEL Technologies is the world leader in the development and supply of highly functional dissolving and non-dissolving alloys. The combination of strength and corrosion properties of these alloys was developed based on Luxfer’s extensive knowledge on how these materials function in severe applications.

The SoluMag® Platform

Our patented SoluMag® technology provides the platform with dissolving and non-dissolving alloys to support applications where strength properties and dissolution rates are vital.

Frac Balls

Our SoluMag® alloys are lightweight and can be used to produce frac balls that have the strength required in demanding environments to hold the frac during staging operations. SoluMag® alloys are designed with a controlled corrosion rate that will effectively dissolve in a known time.

Tube and Bar

Our SoluMag® alloys are robust and can be used to produce components for downhole equipment (such as frac plugs) that have the strength required in demanding environments to perform as designed for oil field operations. SoluMag® alloys are designed with controlled corrosion rates as well as with tailored mechanical properties for specific strength and ductility requirements.

SoluMag® Products

Alloys across the dissolving and non-dissolving spectrum to fit your needs for strength, ductility, and dissolution requirements.


SoluMag® 1100

The backbone of the SoluMag® Platform. A robust, dissolving magnesium alloy that has strength and ductility that works well in frac plugs and frac balls.

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SoluMag® HS

The highest tensile strength of all the SoluMag® alloys. The HS version achieves these high levels of strength and has correspondingly low ductility. SoluMag® HS is available in three different tempers to tailor the tensile strength.

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SoluMag® HD

HD has the highest ductility of all the SoluMag® alloys. This material exhibits high ductility in longitudinal and transverse directions.

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SoluMag® FW

SoluMag® Freshwater is specifically designed to corrode in very low chloride environments.

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SoluMag® HP

Further information coming soon.

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SoluMag® ND43

SoluMag® ND43 is a premium lightweight, high strength non-dissolving, corrosion resistant magnesium alloy.

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SoluMag® ND80

SoluMag® ND80 is a lightweight, high strength non-dissolving, corrosion resistant magnesium alloy that provides an excellent balance of strength and corrosion performance while being cost effective.

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Meet the SoluMag® Team

Rick Tonge MBA

Product Line Manager
Europe, Middle East & Asia

Based in Manchester, UK, Rick supports our oilfield customers outside of North America. Partnering with our global customers, Rick enables his clients to design high performance products using Luxfer’s dissolving and non-dissolving material technology. Why not reach out to Rick today to discuss how Luxfer’s innovative material technology can work in your completion tools setup?

    Garry Garfield

    Product Line Manager
    North America

    Based in Houston, Texas, Garry partners with our oilfield clients to build customer focused dissolving and non-dissolving material technology solutions. Garry brings to bear 25 years of experience in the industry. Please contact Garry today to discuss how our SoluMag® technology can benefit your downhole capabilities.

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        SoluMag®, UK Patent No 2529062B. July 2015
        This information is proprietary to Luxfer MEL Technologies. A non-disclosure agreement is required between our companies before some of this information can be released.