Chemical processing

A natural, sustainable, alternative to harmful, inorganic compounds, such as caustic soda (NaOH), Buxton Lime’s high purity lime products and solutions solutions are used in a wide range of chemical manufacturing processes from chemical reactions to refining.

Limbux hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) and Calbux quicklime (calcium oxide) play an essential role in production many calcium based chemicals including:

Calcium borate: A crystal with a very defined structure, Calcium borate is used in the manufacture of diamond-metal composites, epoxy moulding compounds, ceramic glazes, polystyrene and Fertilizer.

Calcium hypochlorite: A fine chlorine powder, Calcium hypochlorite is used in water treatment and as a bleaching agent.

Calcium phosphate: A white solid with nutritious value, Calcium phosphate is added to foods. It is also used in the production of cosmetics, and as powder flow enhancer in other chemical processes.

Our industry-leading quicklime and hydrated lime solutions are also used:

  • As a chemical buffer, pH control or acid reducing additive in lubricating oils
  • For the purification of sodium chloride, aluminium oxide, and gelatine
  • The manufacture of citric acid, propylene oxide and acetylene gas

Buxton Lime’s Calbux quicklime and Limbux hydrated lime offer chemical manufacturers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Exceptional purity and consistent quality
  • Wide selection of sizes and different reactivity characteristics
  • Competitive and stable price compared to inorganic solutions such as caustic soda
  • Security of supply from the UK’s largest lime producer
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Lime products used in chemical processing

Buxton Lime’s Calbux quicklime and Limbux hydrated lime offer chemical manufacturers a wide range of benefits.

Calbux Quicklime

Calbux Quicklime

The Calbux range is of consistent high purity and available in a range of reactivities to suit any quicklime reactor or slaking process.

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Hydrated Lime

The Limbux range includes a comprehensive choice of high quality hydrated limes, including specialist grades to meet specific applications.

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Liquid Lime

Kalic pre-prepared liquid limes are highly stable in suspension and very fast reacting. This not only makes them easy to use and store, but also extends plant life and lowers maintenance costs

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