Limestone Powder

Limestone Powder

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Limestone, which is primarily calcium carbonate, is a sedimentary rock made from the minerals calcite or aragonite. A large portion of limestone is made from the skeletal remains of sea creatures and organisms.

Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) differs from Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) in that the GCC is formed directly from grinding limestone rock into a powder, while PCC is chemically produced and precipitated out as powder.

Pure calcium carbonate is a relatively soft mineral/compound, with a Mohs hardness of 2.5 – 3.0. However, mined limestone may have a minor portion of abrasive impurities such as quartz/sand

The limestone powder supplied by us is made by processing solid limestone lumps using the latest technologies – that ensure maximum hygiene and purity without adversely affecting the environment.

Chemically known as Calcium Carbonate, this fine white powder is a major ingredient when producing construction materials, plastic & rubber products, expensive paints and more. When added directly to water, it can remove pollutants; it can be used to reduce excess amounts of acidity as well. Apart from all this, the product is also the most common source of Calcium used in feeding livestock.

LimeStone usage in poultry feed is the largest contributor of dietary calcium for poultry feed and birds in various ages ( Broiler, Layer and Husbandry Chicken ) birds for strong bone and eggshell formation.

  • This is the most common source of calcium used in livestock feeding.
  • Limestone with calcium content from 36-38% Can be safely fed to poultry and fish feed as well as sheep and cow supplement for calcium sources.
  • Dolomitic limestone contains at least 5 % magnesium carbonate and should not be used for poultry, but it could be used for other animals.