Carmeuse’s High Calcium Quicklime (Calcium Oxide) is produced from limestone containing over 98% calcium carbonate.
Made from high quality, natural deposits of limestone, and meeting exacting chemical and physical properties, Carmeuse’s quicklime products provide high-performance, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly attributes and benefits for a broad range of industrial applications.
The high calcium quicklime is produced by heating raw limestone deposits in a kiln up to temperatures of 900 degrees. This process is referred to as the “calcination process.”
The quicklime products are often ground into a fine power referred to as “Pulverized Quicklime” that is ideal for mixing with additives or other materials to result in specialized blended composites. Due to the chemical nature of some additives, the quicklime can become “Fluidized,” that is, having properties of being highly fluid. The fluidized quicklime is ideal for use with special material handling systems for optimum flowability and to avoid clogging.