Erachem’s Manganese Oxide MnO60 will now be called ALMA® everywhere in the world.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

All manganese oxides do not provide the same value

After studying MnO from all major producers, Erachem confirmed, contrary to general understanding, that manganese oxides significantly differ. Furthermore, in the study Erachem manganese oxide provided, by far, the best quality on the market in terms of bio-availablility.

ALMA® now stands for “Assured Levels of Manganese bio-Availability”. 

This has lead to the adoption of a global brand. The brand was first used in Tertre, Belgium, and will now be extended to all manganese oxides produced by Erachem in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (formerly called MnO60), and Tampico, Mexico (formerly called Oximangam).

ALMA® Manganous oxide has a guaranteed minimum of 60% Mn, with MnO2 guaranteed not to exceed 2%. MnO2 is not bio available, so Erachem keeps it to a minimum.

All three plants make ALMA® using exclusively the best quality ore.

This global branding will underline their commitment to best bio-availability and safety of supply

The ALMA® brand will be enforced to explain the bio-availability value, and to allow interchangeability of supply thanks to two backup facilities. The packaging and product will look the same, no matter the Erachem plant that made it. Location of manufacture will be indicated. All ALMA® will have the same two year advised storage time.

In addition, Erachem is adopting best-in-class Mn and heavy metals detection procedures at all three plant labs, assuring customers of uniformly high quality MnO.


Learn more about ALMA®.

Erachem and ALMA are registered trademarks. See for details.