Calcium Carbonate for Food Industry

Description:

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.

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.

Properties:

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
Microbiological Properties

A)       Total Bacterial Count, cfu/gm

B)      Yeasts & Mold Count, cfu/gm

100 Max

10 Max

100 Max

10 Max

100 Max

10 Max

 

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