Chalk / Calcium Carbonate

Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC)

The Techfil calcium carbonate range is characterised by its high purity and whiteness in colour. The product is produced in various particle sizes to satisfy a wide range of market requirements. The main usages for our Calcium Carbonate are in the following sectors: food and pharmaceutical, paints and varnishes, powder paints, paper, cardboard, plastic, rubber, glues and adhesives, sealants, plasters, asphalts, bituminous membranes, animal feed, fertilizers, glass crystal, optical glass, flue gas treatment, water treatment, detergents, and cosmetics.

Food and Pharmaceutical Grade Calcium Carbonate

CALCITEC PURO PH calcium carbonate is produced through careful selection in both the mining and production stages, where dedicated lines are used to ensure high chemical purity characterised by a low content of heavy metals.
The production cycle complies with the standard FSCC 22000:2011

The product CALCITEC PURO PH is used in the food and pharmaceutical industry and it complies with the latest edition of the European and American Pharmacopeia

 CALCITEC PURO PH is used in food applications and in those industries in which a low content of Fe (and other heavy metals) and Al is required. This product range is in compliance with the Regulation 231/2012/EC (E 170) and with the latest edition of the FCC Kosher and Halal Certificate.

CALCITEC PURO PH M1    99 %  <  6,5     micron
CALCITEC PURO PH V/40S    99 %  <  30    micron

Calcium carbonate is a dietary supplement used when the amount of calcium taken in the diet is not enough. Calcium is needed by the body for healthy bones, muscles, nervous system, and heart. Calcium Carbonate is a vital ingredient in vitamin supplements, animal feed, baby formulas and food premixes. For granulation and tabletting the E170 approval our products offer is welcomed by major end users.

Calcium carbonate also is used as an antacid to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach.

Is a naturally occurring mineral widely used as an inexpensive dietary calcium supplement or as an additive in food premixes. It is also used in pharmaceutical formulations and tabletting.

Techfil are the appointed distributors for the UK and Ireland of the Calcitec range from Mineraria Sacilese SpA Italy. The Calcitec range is BP/EP/USP and Food Chemical Codex approved.

Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)

Is produced through a recarbonisation process or as a by-product of certain bulk chemical processes.

PCC is used for similar applications to GCC but the particle size is much finer and more closely controlled, allowing PCC to be used more for paper coating and surface finishing.

However with the ever improving production techniques of fine grade GCC there are opportunities to replace PCC with extra fine grades. Our Calcitec M/1 is one such grade which is a proven alternative to PCC in food and pharmaceutical applications.

Calcium Carbonate is used as calcium source in liquid products where the very small particle size is valuable. Many medicines and cosmetics contain GCC, as the base material of pills, or for bulking of liquid medicines, ointments or creams. GCC’s are also used in toothpaste as a mild abrasive. PCC is commonly used in paint and inks as extenders to increase opacity and porosity for dry hiding.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss our full range.