The global demand for calcium carbonates has been rising continuously and is expected to exceed 110 million tonnes. Demand for both ground calcium carbonates (GCC) and
precipitated calcium carbonates (PCC) continue to increase for paper coating applications as well as mineral fillers for plastics industries.
Specifically in the US market of the PCC, the paper industry is the leader in demand, with about 1.7 million tons, while the market for adhesives, sealants, paints, rubbers and plastics does not reach a million tonnes together.
Among the world’s consumers of calcium carbonates, Asia occupies an increasingly important share, particularly in the paper industries.