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LIMBUX (High Calcium Hydrated Lime)


LIMBUX (High Calcium Hydrated Lime) is a high purity, CL90-S hydrated lime as defined in BS EN 459-1:2001.
Available as fine, dry, white powder it is used in a wide variety of industrial processes, being one of the most cost
effective alkalis available and the reagent of choice in many applications. Limbux conforms to BS EN 12518:2000
Chemicals used for treatment of water intended for human consumption High calcium lime Class 1, type A.

Hydrated Lime is manufactured from high-purity quicklime at Tunstead, near Buxton, Derbyshire under a quality system
registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2000. The process involves calcining very pure processed limestone at high temperatures in
modern, efficient kilns after which the lime is crushed, screened, hydrated and processed to the required quality and grading
profile. As the product is obtained from a naturally occurring raw material there may be some variation in parameters and the
following specifications are given at 95% confidence levels.

Chemical Properties Typical Analysis ( % mass) Specification (% mass)

Ca(OH)2 96.9 95.0 min

CaCO3 1.4 2.0 max
Mg(OH)2 0.5 1.0
CaSO4 0.03 0.1
Free Moisture 0.25 0.75

Neutralising Value (as CaO) 75.1 74.0 min

Physical Properties

Grading: (% passing)
500 microns 100 100 min
75 microns 98.0 95 min

SSA (air permeability method) 1529 m2 /kg

Bulk Density 470-520 kgs/m3

Other Chemical Properties (% Mass) (% Mass)

SiO2 0.7 1.0 max

Al2O3 0.1 0.2
Fe2O3 0.06 0.1
Mn 153 ppm 200 ppm max
F 64 75
Pb 0.5 1
As 0.3 1
(Analysis carried out in accordance with BS EN 459-2:2001 ; BS 6463 parts 1-4: 1984-2001 and Buxton Lime in house methods)

Bulk - Delivery up to 29 tonne lots by air pressure discharge tanker.
Bags - In 25kg paper sacks, packed 40 per shrink wrapped pallet (returnable)
- In 500/1000 kg non - returnable woven polypropylene IBCs (Big Bags)

Bags - Avoid contact with water. Kept in a dry, cool, draught free atmosphere. BS EN 459 suggests a typical shelf life
of up to three months.
Bulk - Recommended minimum silo capacity 60m3. Further advice/information available on request

Refer to our Chemical Safety Data Sheet

AA 0103 LBX Issue 8. April 2007

Tarmac Buxton Lime & Cement, Tunstead House, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8TG
Tel. 01298 768555 Fax 01298 72195

A member of the Anglo American plc group