Calcium Carbonate

Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), which occurs primarily in the form of the minerals calcite and aragonite, is one of the most prevalent compounds on Earth. Calcium carbonate is not only the main component of marble, limestone and dolomite, it is also found in bones and teeth as well as the exoskeleton of crustaceans, coral, muscles, snails and protozoa. A further modification of CaCO3 is the mineral vaterite, which precipitates out of supersaturated solutions in the form of microscopic crystals. 
There are many varied uses for calcium carbonate:

  • As raw material for the construction material industry (manufacture of cement and quick lime or limestone for building and road construction)
  • As aggregate in the steel industry
  • As abrasive and polishing agent in toothpaste
  • As mineral fertilizer
  • And as mineral filler or pigment in diverse industrial applications (paper, paint, plaster, plastic, carpet)

In addition to kaolin and talc, calcium carbonate is used in the paper industry as a filler and coating pigment in the production of paper. Since calcium carbonate is rhombohedral even when very finely ground, it is primarily used in papers with the highest degree of whiteness and good printability. Examples of these are coated printing papers or highly filled copy and office papers.


Wet Grinding

Products & Solutions in the field of Wet Grinding
NETZSCH Alpha® - The next Generation of Agitator Bead Mills

NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH has now developed the new Alpha® modular machine platform. Compared to earlier-generation machines, this series is designed such that different grinding systems can be mounted on the same base platform as appropriate for a defined drive capacity.

Horizontal disk mill System TetraNex® Type LME

The disk grinding system sets new benchmarks regarding capacity and flexibility. You profit from well-engineered technology that has already been proved for processing different products.

Vertical disk mill type KE

The optimized, vertical disk grinding system guarantees reliable continuous operation at highest operating safety when processing mineral and ceramic products as well as cocoa masses.

Laboratory agitator bead mill LabStar

The multi-functional laboratory mill LabStar enables scientific academic work even at difficult research and development tasks and convinces by easy handling. The laboratory mill LabStar is the smallest grinding unit of NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH that enables an exact scale-up to comparable production machines.


Dry Grinding

Products & Solutions in the field of Dry Grinding
CSM Classifier Mill

The dynamic air classifier integrated into the grinding chamber housing of this fine impact mill manufactures fine particle sizes with a defined maximum particle size limitation. Internal classification of the coarse material results in a more stable and energy efficient process than a mill with an external classification circuit. Applicable for finenesses from 10 to 150 µm (d97).

Machine sizes with drive capacities from 1.5 - 250 kW and air volume of approx. 50 - 26,000 Nm³/h.

CSM 80 Classifier Mill

The mechanical impact mill with highly developed classifying technology – solid, robust, precise upper particle size limitation.

For finenesses from 10 to 150 µm (d97).

Machine size with grinding air capacity of approximately 100 to 180 Nm³/h.

s-Jet® Steam Jet Mill

The s-Jet® System (patent pending) is a new innovation in a line of consistent developments being made in the area of air jet milling. Final finenesses in the submicron range (example: d50 0.2 µm) can now be achieved with fluidized bed jet mills. As opposed to conventional dry grinding processes with fluidized bed jet mills, the s-Jet® System uses superheated steam as its milling gas.

s-Jet® 25 Laboratory-Scale-Steam Jet Mill

The s-Jet® System (patent pending) is a new innovation in a line of consistent developments being made in the area of air jet milling. Final finenesses in the submicron range (example: d50 0.2 µm) can now be achieved with fluidized bed jet mills. As opposed to conventional dry grinding processes with fluidized bed jet mills, the s-Jet® System uses superheated steam as its milling gas.

Impact Mill Condux® 60

The universal laboratory mill – flexible, easy to operate! For a high variety of products and finenesses.

For finenesses from 30 to 800 µm (d97).

Machine size with grinding air capacity of approximately 70 to 280 Nm³/h.

LabPilotPlant

Truly a flexible laboratory system – with reproducible results – variable for ultra-fine grinding and classifying – for laboratory operations or the continuous production of small batches!


Mixing and De-Aerating

Products & Solutions in the field of Mixing and De-Aerating
ShearMaster Laboratory Dissolver

The ShearMaster laboratory dissolver is designed for batch sizes of 1 to 10 l and is equipped with a 1.1 kW variable speed drive.


Classifying

Products & Solutions in the field of Classifying
CFS/HD-S High-efficiency Fine Classifier

The requirements of many product applications such as improved separation sharpness and finer cut points, are no problem for the CFS/HD-S range of High-efficiency Fine Classifiers.

Thanks to the maximum predispersion of the product to be classified, the targeted cut point and sharpness of cut can be optimized distinctly.

Available for finenesses from 2.5 to 60 µm (d97).

Machine sizes available for gas volume from approximately 50 to 16.000 Nm³/h.

CFS 5 and CFS 8 Fine Classifiers

Efficient separation of grain sizes and effective results for both coarse material and fine material separation.

For separation limits from 10 to 250 µm (d97).

Machine sizes with gas volume of approximately 25 to 145 Nm³/h.

CFS 5 HD-S and CFS 8 HD-S High-efficiency Fine Classifiers

The smallest for the finest – exact separation results for superfine powder through best possible product classification with the sharpest separation and maximum gains.

For separation limits from 2.5 to 60 µm (d97).

Machine sizes with gas volume of approximately 25 to 145 Nm³/h.


NETZSCH-Beads®

Products & Solutions in the field of NETZSCH-Beads®
ZetaBeads®

Yttrium-stabilized zirconium oxide grinding beads (Standard quality)

ZetaBeads® Plus

Yttrium-stabilized zirconium oxide grinding beads (High-end quality)

ZetaBeads® Nano

Yttrium-stabilized zirconium oxide grinding beads (High-end quality) for nano applications

CeraBeads

Cerium-stabilized zirconium oxide grinding beads (Standard quality)

ZsBeads

Zirconium silicate grinding beads