LIME,
PRECIOUS IN ANY CASE

Lime is a material with a natural base, versatile and cost-effective, extremely diffused at global level. Used by iron and steel industries, construction and chemical industries, in agriculture, to treat soils and waste, lime is also used as a natural reactant, through the best technologies, for treating waste, civil and industrial waters, to hygienize biological sludge, to depurate smokes of incinerators and thermo-power plants, and it is certainly the most compatible material with the environment, in terms of costs and benefits.

THE TECHNOLOGICAL
CYCLE

In ITALCALCE, the modern technological cycles are divided in:

• Extraction, processing and screening of the raw material, lime;

• Production and refinement of quicklime in blast furnaces;

• Production of calcium hydroxide, slaked lime and ready-to-use mortar.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

SOIL STABILIZATION

IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY

AGRICULTURE

ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

CHEMICAL

GLASS

THE ORIGINS

In pre-historic times, when lime was used by chance to extinguish an outdoor fire, and the pieces of lime decomposed under the flame and in contact to water, they turned into a white powder: our ancestors had produced and diluted lime without knowing it, thus transforming it into calcium hydroxide. Millions of years went by, prior to reach the conclusion that quicklime and calcium hydroxide can be used in endless ways. In our century, the use of this product has become so widespread that, together with carbon, petroleum and iron, it belongs to the group of the most important raw materials used in the production processes of human kind.