Calcium carbonate increases the value when it is used in manufacturing detergents because of its hardness: the hardness of calcium carbonate has only 3 Moh meanwhile the silica is 7 Moh.
In the market of detergents, there are two main types of applications for consumers: powders and creams.
Calcium carbonate in the form of powder helps smoother for the other minerals. Cream requests calcium cabonat brighter and finer than powders.
Other Related Applications
Calcium carbonate provides the main and necessary source of calcium oxide to produce ceramics, calcium oxide melts at a temperature 1.050oC, help enhances mechanicaland chemical durability of glassess and reduce shrinkage from firing process.
Choose the right kind of calcium carbonate (top cut control), customers can achieve cost reduction by allowing higher calcium carbonate fillers which do not affect the production process as well as the final product
Being a product in nature, calcium carbonate is applied to process the environment
The minerals used in paper production has been known for a long time, kaolin and clay are the main materials used as fillers in paper production, but high costs meanwhile calcium carbonate are available in the nature, the price is low, the whitness is higher, the production environment is acid, the use of calcium carbonate makes changes into neutral and alkaline environment that is good for manufacturing papers
Ceiling panels / Frame / Plastic industry
Calcium carbonate is widely used in rigid PVC and is most commonly used in the manufacture of plastic pipes and ceiling panels.
Calcium carbonate is one of the main ingredients in glass along with silica and sodium carbonate.