Due to its physical and chemical properties, LIMESTOME FLOUR is a material widely used in various industries – construction raw materials, asphalt concrete and in the production of ready-mixed concrete, chemical industry, agriculture and animal husbandry.LIMESTONE FLOUR is a powder material with a fineness of less than 1 mm (99.9%). In the building materials industry, cement and lime is manufactured from limestone, in the sugar production it is used for raw beet juice purification, in chemical industry – in soda, calcium carbide and mineral fertiliser production, in glass manufacturing it is used as an additive to improve the thermal and chemical resistance. In agriculture it is used for soil liming and as a fodder additive.
In agriculture, cattle breeding, construction materials and asphalt concrete production, chemical industry
Medicine is just one of numerous ways in which limestone can be useful for humans. Limestone, from which valuable calcium preparations are obtained, including medication “Calcigran”, is carbonate rock which consists mainly of calcite and calcium carbonate.
Lime is not just a mineral filler; nowadays it is considered to be a multi-functional asphalt modifier. It is no secret that lime can increase the resistance of bitumen mixtures against the influence of moisture by allowing them preserving the performance and ensuring appropriate resistance to large stress, i.e. in road pavements subject to regular traffic or traffic-jams. Lime also increases the viscosity of bitumen filler and makes it more resistant to the formation of ruts and fatigue cracks.
In agriculture, LIMESTOME FLOUR is a slow-acting lime material for soil supportive liming. It possesses a high neutralisation capacity expressed as a CaCo3 equivalent – 98%. It is widely used in liming of acid soils for field crops and pastures, preparation of peat substrates, vegetable areas and fruit tree plantations. When liming soils with this material, the crop is given calcium, and calcium ions penetrate the soil that cause an alkaline reaction thereby ensuring the movement and absorption ability of the other nutrients necessary for crop growing and formation of the yield. Compared to screened limestone, this liming material has a faster effect, yet this effect is no so long-lasting. For liming of field crops specific machinery is used for the dispersion of the powdered material; in smaller areas it may be dispersed also using the dispersers of loose material. Soil liming is one of the preconditions for successful growing of crops. By ensuring optimum soil reaction, the use of additional complex fertiliser that facilitates formation of the yield pays off.