Discover the multiple functionalities of lime and minerals

Chemicals

Adjust pH

In the extraction process of (type B) gelatin from animal hides and bones, lime maintains the required high pH levels.

Form

Limestone and dolomite are ingredients in calcium ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers.

Reacts

Lime reacts with carbon at high temperatures to produce calcium carbide (CaC2). This is used as a raw material to produce fertilizers or acetylene. It is also part of the refining processes in steel making.

Calcium phosphates are produced as a result of the reaction of lime or limestone with phosphoric acid. These are part of foodstuffs, toothpastes, pharmaceuticals and fertilizers.

Capture

Hydrated lime is used for fruit conservation; to capture CO2 during fruit ripening in conservation fridges.

Purify

Citric acid is purified with lime for the food and drink industry, as well as for detergents and chemicals.