Made from high quality, natural deposits of limestone, and meeting exacting chemical and physical properties, Kimtas has a broad range of quicklime products that provide high-performance, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly attributes and benefits for a broad range of industrial applications.
Quicklime (Calcium Oxide)
In the quicklime range of products, Kimtas has high calcium quicklime and dolomitic quicklime products.
The HIGH CALCIUM QUICKLIME is produced from limestone containing over 98% calcium carbonate.
DOLOMITIC QUICKLIME is produced from limestone containing a mixture of both calcium and magnesium carbonates.
Both high calcium quicklime and dolomitic quicklime are produced by heating raw limestone deposits in a kiln up to temperatures of 900 degrees. This process is referred to as calcination process.
The quicklime products are often ground into a fine power referred to as PULVERIZED QUICKLIME that is ideal for mixing with additives or other materials to result in specialized blended composites. Due to the chemical nature of some additives, the quicklime can become “Fluidized,” that is, having properties of being highly fluid. The fluidized quicklime is ideal for use with special material handling systems for optimum flowability and to avoid clogging.
Quicklime can also be hydrated with water, in a process commonly referred to as slaking, resulting in HYDRATED QUICKLIME (or calcium hydroxide), a dry free flowing powder product that is practical and efficient for many uses.
Quicklime (Calcium Oxide) is used in the following industrial applications: Steel Making, FGT, Construction, Masonry & Mortars, Water Treatment, Chemical Processes, Mining Industry, Paper, Pulp and PCC, Remediation of Sludges and Wastes and Glass Manufacturing
Kimtas’s Quicklime Product Brands Include
INJECTOLIME® -- small particles of quality dolomitic lime and high calcium lime delivered into the molten slag/metal interface using state-of-the-art injection technology in the steel industry. These particles quickly dissolve providing the steelmaker very responsive control of slag chemistry.