Calcium Carbonate for Food Industry
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate ( PCC ) is an innovative product derived from lime stone, which has many industrial applications. PCC is made by hydrating high- calcium quick lime and then reacting the resulting lime slurry with carbon dioxide. The resulting product is extremely white and typical has a uniform narrow particle size distribution. PCC is available in numerous crystal morphologies and sizes, which can be tailored to optimize performance in a specified application.
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate is used as food additives and calcium supplements in Food Industry such as a Chewing gums, Noodles, Biscuits, Bread & Nutrition which is helpful for the growth of body as well as strong bones. It has Calcite and Aragonite structure with different particle size distribution and apparent densities.
|Application||Nutrition Supplement||Biscuits||Chewing Gums, Noodles & Bread|
|Grade Recommended||KC – 2||KC-5||KC-11|
|Bulk Density gm/ml (Tapped)||0.46 – 0.51||0.70 – 0.85||0.45 – 0.50|
|Loss on Drying (105*C in 1 hr)||1.0 Max||0.5 Max||1.0 Max|
|Specific Surface Diameter (micron)||0.11||1.4||0.11|
|Average Particle Size D50||5 – 7||7 – 9||4 – 6|
|Flow Point (ml/15 gm)||24 – 27||12 – 16||25 – 28|
|Fineness % (through 45 micron)||99.70||99.70||99.70|
|DOP Absorption (gm/100gm)||60 – 75||24 – 32||65 – 80|
|Purity as CaCO3 % (min.)||98||98||98|
|Crystalline Habit||Semi – Calcite||Aragonite||Calcite|
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