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SoluMag® ND43 Magnesium Alloy

Luxfer MEL Technologies SoluMag® alloy

Luxfer MEL Technologies is the world leader in the development and supply of highly functional magnesium alloys. SoluMag® ND43 is a premium lightweight, high strength non-dissolving, corrosion resistant magnesium alloy. Component designs in SoluMag® ND43 can be 20% to 30% lighter than a corresponding aluminium design. The properties of SoluMag® ND43 are well suited for its use as feedstock material from which to machine downhole components, particularly those associated with elevated temperature performance. This lightweight alloy is available as extruded rods, bars, tubes and profiles to produce components that have strength and ductility in demanding downhole environments.

  • Seamless tubes and round bars
  • Balls/spheres
  • Solid profiles

  • Tube and bar sizes available upon request
  • Machined balls from ½ inch to 5 inches diameter
  • Extruded round rod from ½ inch to 5 inches diameter

Machined components for downhole completion tools in oil and gas applications.

  • AMS 4485 – Extrusion
  • ASTM B107 and B107M – Extrusion
  • Corrosion rate according to agreed testing protocol
  • Corrosion rate less than 30 MPY

ASTM E466 axial fatigue

R=0.1 at 50 million cycles = 195 MPa.
Other R ratios are shown in the graph below.

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.