Recognised as a worldwide leader in the production of lime and limestone products, Carmeuse provides high-performance, cost-effective, environmentally-friendly solutions for a broad range of applications, with a diverse range of industrial, commercial and environmental applications.
Due to its unique chemical characteristics, lime is extensively used in several industries and is therefore important to many aspects of people’s everyday lives:
METALS AND MINING MARKETS
For the refining of metal ores and non-ferrous metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, gold, silver, and aluminium, Carmeuse offers a customised range of lime solutions for processes such as pH control or buffering, direct chemical extraction of metals from ore, chemical refining, and control of the environmental impact of this sector.
Due to their remote locations, mines have to be able to rely on a reliable logistics partner such as Carmeuse Trading to ensure stability of supply.
AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND FEED MARKETS
Carmeuse advises farmers on production optimisation using our TerraCalco® product range and on cattle care using Optilit®.
Food firms rely on Carmeuse technology for products such as cheese, candy and ice cream as well as soft drinks, beer, baby milk and food supplements.
We can provide quicklime, calcium carbonate and dolomite for sectors such as sugar and fertiliser manufacturing.
WATER, WASTE AND FLUE GAS CLEANING MARKETS
Carmeuse ensures the efficient operation of Flue Gas Cleaning systems worldwide by supplying quality reagents and sorbents to capture polluting gases, thanks to the CleanCalco® product range.
We provide specialised products and processes for drinking water treatment. These may also be used in industrial water/wastewater treatment and purification or local authority wastewater and sludge processing.
The company also offers consultancy on handling contaminated soils and polluted sites.
IRON AND STEEL MARKETS
Converting iron ore to pig iron; as flux agents in primary furnace operations, and refractory sustainability
CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MARKETS
ViaCalco® product solutions for soil treatment and the stabilisation of embankments;
Fine-grade limestone filler for roofing membranes, carpets, bricks and dry mortar mixes;
PremiaCal®, engineered fine limestone for concrete;
Aggregate for embankments, armourstones for inland waterways and harbours and ballast for railways.
We recommend our well-established SuperCalco® construction industry range: hydrated lime solutions for mortars, plasters and renders; quicklime in masonry elements as AAC and silicate bricks.
Paper and Pulp - PCC or precipitated calcium carbonate is used in order to maximise paper whiteness, opacity and consistency. Paper’s basic component, pulp, also needs lime during the manufacturing stage.
Glass Making – Specific grades of limestone are essential for the packaging glass industry, for example to control the colour of bottles or ceramics. Efficient fiberglass production depends on the use of high-purity quicklime.
Chemical Processes – Carmeuse products are used in the manufacturing of many consumer goods such as soap, glue, sugar cubes, leather, etc. Specific lime purity and particle size distribution ensure you can be confident of consistent and high-quality results in the final product.