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
Vertical disk mill type Colorado

The optimized, vertical disk grinding system guarantees reliable continuous operation at highest operating safety when processing mineral and mining products.


Dry Grinding

Products & Solutions in the field of Dry Grinding
Pamir Dry Agitator Bead Mill

NETZSCH is expanding its product portfolio with an agitator bead mill for the dry grinding of mineral and ceramic raw materials. The Pamir impresses with very high product fineness and high throughput rates with low specific energy consumption.

Taurus - Ball Mill for fine and ultrafine products

ECUTEC's Taurus is the latest technology in Mills using Grinding Media for comminution.

ConJet® High-Density Bed Jet Mill

The ConJet® high-density bed jet mill is a spiral jet mill combined with a patented dynamic air classifier. This classifier enables the ConJet® to achieve highest finenesses independent of the product load, and therefore also highest throughput rates. Applicable for finenesses from 2.5 to 70 µm (d97).

Machine sizes available for grinding air volumes from approx. 50 to 2,400 Nm³/h.


Classifying

Products & Solutions in the field of Classifying
Mistral - Air Classifier for Ultra-Fine Products

ECUTEC´s Mistral turbo classifiers have been designed to produce ultra-fine products down to d98 <2 μm on an industrial scale at a highly competitive energy consumption

Scirocco - Air Classifier

ECUTEC´s Scirocco air classifiers have been developed for the production of fines from 6 -150 μm


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