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Limestone (CaCO3, PCC, GCC, USP, FCC) from READE PDF Print E-mail


  • Limestone Synonyms:

    a) Limestone, calcium carbonate (CaCO3), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), ground / pulverized calcium carbonate (GCC), pharmaceutical, usp, food, fcc, optical, electronic, nano, powder, calcite, limestone, crushed marble, ground limestone, lime, chalk, whiting, champagne chalk, French chalklime, albacar, aeromatt, CAS 471-34-1, CAS 1317-65-3

b) 114453-69-9,   1317-65-3,   13397-26-7,   137803-94-2,   146358-95-4,   166516-01-4,   172307-27-6,   180616-31-3,   251358-28-8,   39454-55-2,   471-34-1,   60083-79-6,   63660-97-9,   71060-88-3,   72608-12-9,   Aeromatt,   Agricultural limestone,   Agstone,   Akadama,   Albacar,   Albacar 5970,   Albafil,   Albaglos,   Albaglos SF,   Allied whiting,   Atomit,   Atomite,   AX 363,   Bell mine pulverized limestone,   BF 200,   Brilliant 15,   Brilliant 1500,   Brilliant BR 15,   Britomya M,   Britomya S,   BRT 1500,   BRT 30,   BS 32,   C 50 (carbonate),   C.I. 77220,   C.I. Pigment White 18,   C08129,   CaCO3,   Cal-Light SA,   Cal-Sup,   Cal-sup (TN),   Calcene CO,   Calcene NC,   Calcene TM,   Calcicoll,   Calcidar 40,   Calcilit 100,   Calcilit 8,   Calcite,   Calcite (Ca(Co3)),   Calcitrel,   Calcium carbonate,   Calcium carbonate (1:1),   Calcium carbonate (USP),   Calcium carbonate slurry,   Calcium carbonate [USAN],   Calcium carbonate, precipitated,   Calcium monocarbonate,   calcium trioxidocarbonate,   Calibrite,   Calmos,   Calmote,   Calofil A 4,   Calofil B 1,   Calofil E 2,   Calofor U 50,   Calofort S,   Calofort T,   Calofort U,   Calopake F,   Calopake FS,   Calopake H,   Calopake high opacity,   Calopake PC,   Calseeds,   Caltec,   Caltrate,   Calwhite,   Camalox,   Camel-carb,   Camel-tex,   Camel-wite,   Carbital 90,   Carbium,   Carbium MM,   Carbonic acid calcium salt (1:1),   Carbonic acid, calcium salt (1:1),   Carborex 2,   Carusis P,   Caswell No. 139,   CCC G-white,   CCC No.AA oolitic,   CCR,   CCRIS 1333,   CCW,   Chalk,   CHEBI:3311,   Chemcarb,   Chooz,   CI 77220,   Clefnon,   Crystic prefil S,   D00932,   Dacote,   Di-Gel Tablets,   DOMAR,   Domolite,   Duramite,   Durcal 10,   Durcal 2NH,   Durcal 40,   Durcal C 640305,   EGRI M 5,   EINECS 207-439-9,   EINECS 215-279-6,   EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 073502,   Eskalon 100,   Eskalon 1500,   Eskalon 200,   Eskalon 400,   Eskalon 800,   Filtex White Base,   Finncarb 6002,   Franklin,   Garolite SA,   Gilder's whiting,   Ground limestone,   Hakuenka CC,   Hakuenka CCR,   Hakuenka DD,   Hakuenka O,   Hakuenka PX,   Hakuenka PZ,   Hakuenka R 06,   Hakuenka T-DD,   Homocal D,   HSDB 927,   Hydrocarb,   Hydrocarb 60,   Hydrocarb 65,   K 250,   Kalziumkarbonat,   Kotamite,   Kredafil 150 Extra,   Kredafil RM 5,   KS 1300,   KS 1500,   KS 1800,   KS 2100,   KS 500,   KULU 40,   Levigated chalk,   Limestone,   Lithograpic stone,   LS-2385,   Marble,   Marble dust,   Marble white,   Marblewhite 325,   Marfil,   MC-T,   Microcarb,   Micromic CR 16,   Micromya,   Microwhite 25,   Monocalcium carbonate,   MSK-C,   MSK-G,   MSK-K,   MSK-P,   MSK-PO,   MSK-V,   Multifex MM,   Multiflex MM,   Multiflex SC,   Mylanta Gelcaps,   Mylanta Soothing Lozenges,   N 34,   N 43,   Natural calcium carbonate,   NCC 45,   NCC-P,   Neoanticid,   Neolite F,   Neolite SP,   Neolite TPS,   Non-Fer-Al,   NS,   NS 100,   NS 200,   NS 2500,   NS 400,   P-Lite 500,   P-Lite 700,   Pigment white 18,   Portland stone,   Precipitated calcium carbonate,   Precipitated chalk,   Precpitated calcium carbonate,   Precpitated calcium carbonate (JP14),

  • Limestone Formula:


  • Limestone Description:

a) Produced by crushing, grinding, precipitation, and classifying high purity, white, calcite limestone.

b) Among the important varieties of limestone are marl, chalk, oolite, travertine, dolomite, and marble.

  • Limestone Mineralogy:

    Limestone ores can be found in two of the three major types of rocks: sedimentary and metamorphic. Sedimentary rocks, as the name suggests, form from sediment or from transported fragments deposited in water. Limestone, for example, is formed from inorganic remains, such as shells and skeletons. Metamorphic rocks—such as marble, slate, quartzite—form when a rock mass is subjected to great heat and pressure. The principal element in the calcium carbonate ore is calcium (Ca). The ore may contain other elements—Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn)— that affect whiteness, hardness and specific gravity.

  • Limestone Typical Chemical Properties Available:

a) Purities available from 98% to 99.9%
b) Pharmaceutical (USP) grade
c) Food (FCC) grade
d) Electronic grade
e) Optical grade

  • Typical Physical Properties Available:

a) Sintered pieces
b) Targets
c) Coarse granules
d) Various grades of ground/ pulverized CaCO3 and precipitated CaCO3
e) Precipitated CaCO3 powder granulations are available down to nanoparticles as fine as 30 nanometers

  • Limestone Nominal Physical Constants:

Molecular Weight (g/mol.)


pH (saturated solution)

9.3 to 9.8

Loose Bulk Density (lbs/ft3)


Loose Bulk Density (lbs./cu. ft3)

50 to 90

Tapped Density (g/cm3)

0.43 to 0.98

Melting Point (°C)


Specific Heat (Btu/lbs./deg.F)


Thermal Conductivity (W/cm·K)


Mohs Hardness @20°C




Specific Gravity (solids)

2.70- 2.71

Index of Refraction




  • Limestone Typical Applications:

a) Plastics, rubber, coatings, inks, adhesives, and soil conditioner, building products, plastic filler, ceramic flux, asphalt filler, chemical processing, glass ingredient, water treatment, pesticide granules, dusting agent, welding rods coating, thermosets, thermoplastics, paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, rubber, pharmaceutical, toothpaste, and food additive

b) Limestone has a wealth of uses: as a flux in steel production and in processing of non-ferrous metals; in bricks, mortar and concrete for construction; as a raw material in glass; in the construction of roads and dams; in the manufacture of paper, paints and dyes, carpeting and other floor coverings; and in the treatment of water, industrial waste, gases and household refuse. It is also used to reduce soil acidity in agriculture, to absorb water and add calcium in food products, and in sugar

c) Limestone is a versatile additive for use in a wide range of plastic and elastomeric applications. Its regular and controlled crystalline shape and ultrafine particle size together with the hydrophobic surface coating, combine to the benefit of both polymer processing and subsequent physical properties.

  • Limestone Typical Packaging:

50 lbs. bags, poly-lined fiber drums, bulk bags & loose bulk

  • Limestone TSCA (SARA Title III) Status:

For further information please call the E.P.A. at 1.202.554.1404

  • Limestone CAS Number:

a) CAS# 471-34-1 (Calcium carbonate)

b) CAS# 1317-65-3 (Calcium carbonate)







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