Atomized Magnesium Powders

Luxfer Magtech manufactures Atomized Magnesium Powders for a wide range of applications including signal flares, fireworks, military illuminating and infrared countermeasure (IRCM) flares, propellants and powder metallurgy.

Atomized Magnesium Powders for signal flares, fireworks, military iluminating and infrared countermeasure (IRCM) flares, propellants and powder metallurgy


Atomized powder is manufactured by melting minimum 99.8% purity magnesium and spraying the molten metal under the protection of an inert atmosphere. A spherical powder is produced, which is then screened and blended to customer specifications. 

  • Standard 99.8% Mg purity
  • Wide range of particle sizes
  • Tight size control


Atomized magnesium powders can be manufactured to the following military specifications:

  • MIL-M-382 (MIL-DTL-382) / Gran 1-Gran 18
  • MIL-P-14067 (MIL-DTL-14067)
  • Defence Standard 13-130


Spherical Shape

Spherical shape provides a consistent surface area per unit mass, which results in a more consistent reaction.

Superior Flow Characteristics

Superior flow characteristics enable high percentages of atomized powder to be mixed with other materials and still retain good flowability and low viscosities.

Superior Flow Control

Superior flow control is achieved with the uniform spherical shape of atomized powders.

Higher Density

Higher density reduces the size and tare weight of shipping containers.

Increased Safety

Increased safety is the result of smaller quantities of entrapped fine dust.

Atomized Magnesium-Alloy Powders

Luxfer Magtech offers a range of inert gas atomized Elektron® MAP+ powders for use across a broad spectrum of additive manufacturing technologies, including selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, electron beam melting, direct metal deposition, laser engineered net shapes, and cold spray deposition. We also produce inert gas atomized Elektron® MAP powders that can be consolidated via a variety of traditional powder metallurgy (PM) techniques, including powder forging, powder extrusion, hot isostatic pressing (HIP), cold isostatic pressing (CIP), and equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE).