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Calcium Carbonate Markets

The paper industry is the largest consumer of GCC Plastics and accounts for around 10% of European GCC consumption.  Around 8% of Europe’s GCC is accounted for by the paint market, the adhesives and sealants industry consumes around 5% of European GCC production.  Keegan’s Calcium Carbonate can produce any grading of GCC from less than 100 micron and upwards.

Ground Calcium Carbonate Market

The Ground Calcium Market is expected to continue to grow over the next few years.

Ground Calcium Carbonate can be used in the following:

  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Carpet Backing
  • Construction
  • Food & Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints & Surfaces
  • Rubber & Elastomers

Agricultural Lime

Agricultural Lime is a tried and tested way for regulating the pH level in soil.

Ag Lime’s chemical properties allow crops to flourish in less-than-ideal acidity conditions. It can boost the profit potential of a farm significantly, while also making fertilizer up to 50 percent more efficient.

  • Improving the intake of nutrients by crops growing in the soil
  • Making fertilisers more effective
  • Supplying key minerals to crops, including calcium and magnesium
  • Placing the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soil in better balance
  • Taking toxicities out of the soil
  • Helping with nitrogen intake to crops

Fine Crushed Lime

In Ireland the animal feed and nutrition sector along with the glass manufacturing industry are the biggest users of Fine Crushed limestone.

Other markets for different grades of fine crushed limestone are:

  • Fertilisers & Agricultural Liming
  • Animal & Pet Feeds
  • Environment (desulphurisation of flue gas)
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Floor Screeds