Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) Manufacturing Business. Production of Ground Calcium Carbonate with 90% Brightness and Whiteness and > 90% CaCO3
Calcium carbonate is one of the most abundantly occurring minerals on earth and composes nearly four percent of earth’s crust. It exists naturally in the form of limestone, marbles and chalk formed by sedimentation over a period of time. It is one of the most versatile compounds and finds a variety of applications across a diverse set of industries including construction, steel, and agrochemicals among others.
Advantages of Ground Calcium Carbonate
- GCC is cheaper and it has high brightness.
- GCC creates a porous surface on the paper sheet due to its rhombohedral particle shape.
- GCC is hydrophobic as a result it is liberate water more rapidly.
- Improve printability
- Lower binder demand
Calcium carbonate, as it is used for industrial purposes, is extracted by mining or quarrying. Pure calcium carbonate can be produced from marble. The primary type of industrial product is “ground calcium carbonate,” or GCC. GCC, as the name implies, involves crushing and processing limestone to create a powdery-like form graded by size and other properties for many different industrial and pharmaceutical applications.
- Paper, Plastics, Paints, and Coatings
Calcium carbonate is the most widely used mineral in the paper, plastics, paints and coatings industries both as a filler – and due to its special white color – as a coating pigment. In the paper industry it is valued worldwide for its high brightness and light scattering characteristics, and is used as an inexpensive filler to make bright opaque paper.
- Personal Health and Food Production
Calcium carbonate is used widely as an effective dietary calcium supplement, antacid, phosphate binder, or base material for medicinal tablets. It also is found on many grocery store shelves in products such as baking powder, toothpaste, dry-mix dessert mixes, dough, and wine. Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is used in animal feed. Calcium carbonate also benefits the environment through water and waste treatment.
- Building Materials and Construction
Calcium carbonate is used in industrial settings to neutralize acidic conditions in both soil and water. Calcium carbonate crystals are referred to as calcite. The calcite crystal generally is considered a rhombohedron because of its cleavage properties. Cleavage is what causes crystals to angle where the bonding forces are weak and are apt to break into planes. Calcite is unique in that its cleavage takes three distinct directions.
On the basis of detailed analysis in the report the growth of every one of those ventures, and a few others, will keep on surging the demand in the global calcium carbonate market at a considerable CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. As per the research, the global calcium carbonate market is foreseen to reach around worth of US$22,311.06 mn before 2025, considerably more the end of 2025, from the market’s assessed valuation of US$15,158.33 mn back in 2017.
Global Calcium Carbonate Revenue, By Region, 2017 (US$ Mn)
The surge in requirement for paints and coatings on the back of thriving construction and building industry, augmented demand in the paper business, developing utilization of nano-calcium carbonate in the pharmaceutical and rubber enterprises are boosting the growth in global calcium carbonate market. Moreover, government activities for the development of the plastics industry in the Middle East are among the major factors fueling the demand in the global calcium carbonate market. Then again, environmental concerns of mining limestone and negative impacts of utilizing calcium carbonate in dietary supplements are a couple of limitations testing the market for the same.
APAC is expected to be the major revenue contributor to the ground calcium carbonate market throughout the forecast period. The region is witnessing an increased demand for ground calcium carbonate from the fillers market due to innovations in terms of product and quality development. The market in this region is also driven by the growth of the paints and coatings, industrial, and packaging industries.
The increasing demand from packaging and tissue paper application is identified as one of the primary growth factors for this market. The demand for ground calcium carbonate in packaging and tissue paper application is rapidly gaining prominence. Ground calcium carbonate is used in this segment as it creates a porous base on the sheet of paper, due to its rhombohedral particle shape. Moreover, the ground calcium carbonate is hydrophobic and it releases water rapidly.
Also, the tissue paper market is constantly growing with the rise in number of quick service restaurant (QSR), food and beverages (F&B) chains, and other associated outlets. These facilities prefer disposable napkins and paper towels since they do not require washing and eliminate the need for labor and are more hygienic when compared to their conventional cloth counterparts. This will in turn, propel the demand for ground calcium carbonate in the coming years.
In terms of market volume, global ground and precipitated calcium carbonate market is expected to witness a steady growth, registering a moderate single digit growth compounded annual rate during the forecast period. This forecast growth in consumption of ground and precipitated calcium carbonate is expected to primarily be attributed to steady growth in demand from end use industries based in Asia Pacific region.
Thus, steady growth of construction sector coupled with forecast steady growth of global automotive production is expected to positively impact the consumption of ground and precipitated calcium carbonate across end use industries. Moreover, steady growth in demand from plastics and rubber industries is expected to propel the global ground and precipitated calcium carbonate market over the forecast period.
U.S. Calcium Carbonate Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (USD Billion)
However, relatively sluggish to slow growth of paper industry, major ground and precipitated calcium carbonate consuming industry, across key markets such as Europe and North America is likely to act as an impediment to growth of global ground and precipitated calcium carbonate market during the forecast period. Also, relatively slower economic growth is expected to restrain the growth of the market in the initial phase of the forecast period.