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Cales de Llierca, S.A.

is a leading producer of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), high quality lime and derived products.

Our company can be considered one of the most experienced companies in its field.


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Process

processThe Precipitated Calcium Carbonate cycle begins with the limestone extraction from our own quarry, followed by the Calcination and Hydration of selected materials which obtains the different lime qualities. The cycle is completed by carbonating the top quality lime with the CO2 generated in the previous calcination step to obtain the customized Precipitated Calcium Carbonates.

 

 

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 quarry

Quarry

The first process is the extraction of the Calcium Carbonate mineral (limestone) from the quarry. After crushing and classification, a selected raw material is obtained which is then used in the process of calcination.

calcination

Calcination

The calcination step is carried out in energy efficient regenerative kilns where Calcium Oxide (quicklime) is obtained. This product becomes the raw material used for the rest of the manufactured products.

hydration

Hydration

Calcium Oxide slaking takes place in a continuous hydrator where Calcium Hydroxide (slaked lime) is obtained.

carbonation

Carbonation

Customized Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) is obtained by reacting in adjusted physico-chemical conditions slaked lime with CO2 coming from the calcination process.

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R&D

Leadership is achieved by applying innovative technology, improvement of processes and the development of new products and services.

Cales de Llierca and the Calcinor Group collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of basic research, applied process engineering, external alliances with Technological Centers and customer partnerships to the implementation of our R&D strategy.

Afueras, s/n 17853 Argelaguer
(Girona) - SPAIN
Tel. +34 972 68 70 20
Fax +34 972 68 74 16
calesdellierca@calcinor.com
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate / Carbonato Cálcico Precipitado / Carbonat Càlcic Precipitat / Carbonate Calcium Precipité / Gefällites Calciumcarbonat
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