Cales de Llierca celebrates 50 years in the lime and calcium carbonate market (PCC). During this period we have been progressing towards the excellency in every product and service we offer. Thanks to our team effort and the confidence of our customers, we are currently a leading supplier of every product we offer, having each day a more complete portfolio. Cales de Llierca has evolved during the past 50 years from a local lime and precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) supplier to a global solution supplier based on industrial minerals.
CALES DE LLIERCA, S.A. ha recibido una ayuda de 113.121 € para su proyecto de ahorro y eficiencia energética “Ahorro energético con la introducción de mejoras en eficiencia en el proceso de hidratación” a través del INSTITUTO DE DIVERSIFICACIÓN Y AHORRO DE LA ENERGÍA (IDAE), ayuda cofinanciada por la Unión Europea a través del Programa Operativo FEDER de Crecimiento Inteligente 2014-2020. El objetivo esencial del proyecto es la introducción de una fase de molienda al final de la etapa de hidratación que permite minimizar la generación de incocidos y reducir el consumo energético de las etapas anteriores del proceso. Esta actuación ha supuesto a CALES DE LLIERCA, S.A. llevar a cabo una inversión de 377.366,46 €
Calcium hydroxide or slaked lime and the specific products derived from it are of great benefit, it is reliable and especially effective for applications such as accelerating the kinetics of reactions, increasing the efficiency of absorption and guaranteeing a high degree of capture of gaseous pollutants. Moreover, a correct combination of the above-mentioned parameters of calcium hydroxide means that highly reactive products can be offered.
The production of the PCC is adapted to the needs of the client, since according to the size, the shape of the particles obtained, the distribution of the size of the crystals, and the surface area, different properties are obtained.
Cales de Llierca achieves the Gold award recognition of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) according to the platform for the sustainability assessment Ecovadis.
Cales de Llierca carries out the investment on a last generation hydrator to decrease the usage of natural resources. The investment will enable a raw material and energy consumption reduction when producing the top quality hydroxides. Calcium hydroxide is used for different applications, such as environmental (water, gas and sludge treatments, mortar manufacturing, agriculture, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. The calcium hydroxide made in Cales de Llierca has high levels of purity, fineness and whiteness.
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.
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) is used as a mineral filler improving the rheology and mechanical resistance of the plastic.
Cales de Llierca was present at the European Coatings Show 2017 in Nuremberg from April 4th to 6th. This show is organized every two years, being a world reference for the coatings sector. We participated with our own stand in Hall 7, Stand 7-420.
In the paper industry, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) is used to improve the wood fibres adding mineral fillers and additives to stabilize and give the paper consistency, which is obtained after the final drying.