Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate:

IUPAC Name: Calcium carbonate

HS Code: 2836.50.00

Formula: CaCO3

Appearance: White Powder Solid

CAS No: 471-34-1

Common Names: Limestone, Chalk

Calcium Carbonate comprises 4 % of the earth’s total crust and is found in egg shells, snails, mineral rocks, pearls, shells of marine organisms and so on. It is an odourless, tasteless powder used in health supplements, agricultural industry, for environmental applications and many more. Calcium carbonate is an important ingredient for agricultural lime.

Typically, GCC is used in the construction industry, as building material by itself. Calcium Carbonate also finds its use in the form of PCC & GCC as a filler in Paper Industry during the alkaline paper making process to make the paper bright and smooth. It can also be used to coat the paper white. It is also being widely used in Ceramics & Plastic Industry.

Property Units Value
Appearance White powder
Purity % 99
Odour Odorless
Melting point 0C 825
Boiling point 0C Decomposes
Solubility Insoluble in water
Density g/cm3 2.711
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