Manganese is a chemical element, know as Mn on the periodic table, and has the atomic number 25. Manganese is the 12th most abundant element and the 4th most used metal for manufacturing worldwide. Manganese has many uses. It is used primarily in manufacturing, especially in the steel industry.
Almost 90% of the manganese mined worldwide is used for steel manufacturing. Most of the steel produced contains about 0.5% manganese, while high strength steels contain only a little over 1% manganese alloy. Although the amount of manganese content seems small, manganese is a critical part of strengthening the steel. No other metals possess the properties necessary for providing strength to the steel.
Other applications of manganese exist in the agriculture industry (used in animal feed and fertilizers), in the manufacturing of dry cell batteries, fertilizers, feed for livestock, water filtration and pigment applications.
Peru Manganese Corp can provide a top quality manganese ore to meet your manufacturing needs.
Barite, composed of barium sulfate (BaSO4), is a mineral with a high specific gravity of 4.5. This nonmetallic mineral is exceptionally heavy and makes it suitable for various manufacturing applications.
The primary use of Barite worldwide is in the oil industry, used as a drilling agent to prevent blow outs.
There are also applications in the medical industry, including use as a contrast for CAT scans, and other manufacturing applications.
Our Barite Ore is sourced from the area of Tarma, Department of Junin, in Peru.
Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide (EMD) is essential in the production of alkaline batteries and other small scale, rechargeable batteries used in consumer electronics. The increased popularity of electric vehicles presents an area of potential growth in the EMD market with increased production of large-scale rechargeable batteries. (CPM Manganese Market Outlook, 2012)
Manganese Sulfate (MnSO4) is used in the production of fertilizer and animal feed.
One of the top goals of Peru Manganese Corporation is to become a producer of both EMD and Manganese Sulfate in the USA.