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SoluMag® Freshwater Magnesium Alloy

Luxfer MEL Technologies SoluMag® Freshwater alloy

Luxfer MEL Technologies is the world leader in the development and supply of highly functional magnesium alloys. SoluMag® Freshwater is specifically designed to corrode in very low chloride environments. This lightweight alloy is available as balls, extruded rods, bars, tubes and profiles to produce components that require strength and ductility in demanding environments as well as a controlled corrosion rate that will effectively dissolve the component in a known time. SoluMag® Freshwater offers significant advantages over other corrodable materials in that it retains super-corroding properties in conditions where other dissolvables would not function.

  • Balls/spheres
  • Seamless tubes and round bars
  • Square/rectangular sections
  • Solid profiles
  • Balls for hydraulic fracturing systems
  • Machined components for downhole completion tools in oil and gas
  • Time activated downhole devices
  • ASTM B107 for extruded products, dimensions only
  • Corrosion rate according to agreed testing protocol
  • Manufactured to aerospace quality and metal cleanliness standard
  • Machined balls from ½ inch to 5 inches diameter
  • Extruded round rod from ½ inch to 5 inches diameter
  • Tube and bar sizes available upon request

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* Contact Luxfer representative for additional information
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*Typical chloride content in ground water sources
**Chloride ions present in water. KCl used as chloride source

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.

      SoluMag®, UK Patent No 2529062B. July 2015
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