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The properties of magnesium oxide enable its use in a number of industrial applications such as:

1) The production of other magnesium salts such as magnesium sulphate and magnesium nitrate in the chemical industry

2) Its properties as catalyst, pigment extender, acid neutralizer are researched in:
- the plastic manufacturing industry
- the rubber and coating manufacturing industry, and
- the food processing industry.

3) It is a base ingredient in some product formulations for the steel industry

4) It is also used in the pulp manufacturing industry as an ingredient, replacing the caustic soda or the calcium in the bleaching stages or in the treatment of waste water.

Magnesium oxide used in the manufacture of pulp

Magnesium oxide is a base ingredient for the steel industry