Calcium Carbonate is a versatile mineral, which, depending on its degree of purity, granulometry and processing method, has different applications.

The grain size is a crucial aspect when deciding the purpose for which the carbonate will be used. ANIVI has been building grinding plants for more than 50 years to achieve the desired granulometry.

The characteristics and uses of calcium carbonate cover a wide range of possibilities that include everything from plastics and rubber to paints and paper. The main industrial applications in which Calcium Carbonate has a presence are the chemical industry, the agricultural or food industry, without forgetting that the construction sector is another one that benefits from the applications of this raw material.

Calcium Carbonate in the construction sector

Calcium carbonate is used, in formulations with other binders, in the construction world for the manufacture of concrete, asphalt, mortar and cement. It is also common to use it directly on fill or road surfaces

Calcium Carbonate in the agricultural industry

Limestone is a source of calcium carbonate and is used as a fertilizer for agricultural soils, since it increases the pH of acidic soils.

This increase in PH increases soil fertility and makes plants better assimilate nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Calcium Carbonate in the food industry

The food industry makes use of calcium carbonate to regulate the PH in milk or wine from cold areas or in acidic crops. It is also used as a dietary supplement, as a natural source of calcium intake.

Calcium Carbonate in the chemical industry

Calcium Carbonate offers a surface treatment in the elaboration of paints to facilitate a good dispersion of the paint, in addition to improving its coating power. The whiteness of the carbonate helps it not interfere with the color of the paint.

Calcium Carbonate in the Animal Feed Industry

Calcium carbonate is used as a food additive in animal feed. In cattle, the quality of the milk improves and in poultry, for example, an improvement in the quality of the egg and the hardness of its shell is achieved.

Calcium Carbonate in the plastics industry

Calcium carbonate is the most important mineral in the plastics industry due to its high degree of whiteness, high purity and its low degree of aggressiveness. Calcium carbonate is used in different types of plastics due to its high physical properties at the lowest possible cost.

Calcium Carbonate in the rubber industry

In the rubber industry, calcium carbonate is used to preserve malleability and provide resistance to rubber. On the other hand, one of the characteristics of calcium carbonate is that it reduces the aging of the rubbers, in addition to being economically beneficial by reducing the cost of resins.

Plants for the production of the different types of Calcium Carbonate

To get the carbonate to the correct fineness, at ANIVI we have plants that grind and classify the carbonate until the desired granulometry is achieved. The particle size distribution of this versatile product can be adjusted to the different needs of each application.

Depending on the final granulometry, the type of mill and the separator of our plants vary to be able to adapt to the different needs of our clients.


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