Ground Calcium Carbonate



Ground calcium carbonate is widely used as an inexpensive dietary calcium suppliment or as an additive in food premixes. It is also used in pharmacuetical formulations and tabletting. The production of all products complies with UNI EN ISO 22000:2005, Directive 95/45 EC, 95/2/EC (E170) and with the latest edition of the FCC. The select pharmaceutical grades (Puro Ph M/1 and Puro Ph V/40S) also comply with European Pharmacopeia and the USP.

Technical Data Sheet

1. Product Name / Reference

Ground Calcium Carbonate

2. Main Intended Use

Calcium suppliment, pharmaceutical formulations and tabletting

3. Chemical Description

 Compound Element  Chemical Formula  Typical Content
 Calcium Carbonate  CaCO3  99.60%
 Silicon Dioxide  SiO2  0.02%
 Iron Oxide  Fe2O3  0.005%
 Aluminium Oxide  Al2O3  0.005%
 Magnesium Carbonate  MgCO3  0.33%

Determined by FAAS

Traces
Cu < 2 ppm
Cd < 0.7 ppm
Zn < 5 ppm
Pb < 0.5 ppm
Cr < 5 ppm
Mn < 10 ppm
S < 60 ppm
Loss on Ignition (DIN 55918) 43.85%
Moisture (ISO 787-2) 0.10%
Soluble in H2O (DIN 55918) 0.05%
Insoluble in HCL (DIN 55918) 0.20%

4. Physical Properties

a. Bulk Density 0.80 g/cm3

b. Specific Gravity 2.71 g/cm3

c. Whiteness 97.3

d. Refractory Index 1.59

e. Specific Surface 2.0 m2/g

5. Sizes Available

Grade                          d50                          Top Cut

M/1                             1.3 microns               4.8 microns

Puro Ph M/1                1.3 microns               4.8 microns

M/2                             3.0 microns              10 microns

V/40S                          6.0 microns              30 microns

Puro Ph V/40S             6.0 microns              30 microns

V/40                            6.5 microns              40 microns

V/100                          170 microns             500 microns

(Other coarser grades available on request)

6. Packaging

Packed in 25kg paper valve sacks and 1000kg IBC big bags

Water Filtration No
Odour Control Yes
Green Roof Systems No
Cosmetics Scrubs Yes
Dental Treatments Yes
PCB Scrubbing No
Glass Treatments Yes
Metal Finishing Yes
Lightweight Precast Concrete No
Odour Treatment No
Seawater Reverse Osmosis Yes
Automotive Polish No
Effluent Treatment Yes
Horticulture Yes
Construction No
Hand Cleaner Yes
Paints & Coatings Yes
Lightweight Plasters Yes
Food Additive – GCC Yes
Pharmaceutical Yes

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