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Calcium Hydroxide price index

This post is a summary of the Calcium hydroxide price developments. The price developments of Calcium hydroxide are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Calcium hydroxide price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for Calcium hydroxide prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of Calcium hydroxide prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of Calcium hydroxide
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of Calcium hydroxide prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the Calcium hydroxide market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Calcium Hydroxide price index

Here is some further information

 

What is Calcium Hydroxide

Calcium hydroxide, also known as hydrated lime or slaked lime, is a chemical compound that is composed of calcium, oxygen, and hydrogen. It is a white, powdery substance that is used in a wide range of applications, including water treatment, construction, and food processing.

 

What is Calcium hydroxide used for

Calcium hydroxide, also known as hydrated lime or slaked lime, is a chemical compound that is composed of calcium, oxygen, and hydrogen. It is a white, powdery substance that is used in a wide range of applications.

Some common uses of calcium hydroxide include:

Water treatment

Calcium hydroxide is used to soften hard water by removing excess magnesium and calcium ions. It is also used to neutralize the acidity of water and to remove heavy metals from water.

Construction

Calcium hydroxide is used in the construction industry as a binding agent in mortars, plasters, and concrete. It is also used to stabilize soil and to reduce the acidity of soil.

Food processing

Calcium hydroxide is used in the food processing industry to make corn masa, a dough used in the production of tortillas and other products. It is also used to preserve fruits and vegetables and to make pickles.

Medicine

Calcium hydroxide is used in medicine as an antacid to neutralize stomach acid and to treat conditions such as acid reflux and heartburn. It is also used as a laxative to treat constipation.

Other uses

Calcium hydroxide is also used in a variety of other applications, including the production of fertilizers, the production of chemicals, and the purification of water.

Overall, calcium hydroxide is a versatile chemical that has a wide range of uses in various industries. It is an important chemical that is used in a variety of applications due to its ability to neutralize acidity, bind materials together, and remove impurities from water and other substances.

 

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Market information on Calcium Hydroxide

According to https://oec.world/ :

Hydraulic lime are the world’s 4404th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Hydraulic lime were France ($5M), Zambia ($3.77M), Germany ($3.32M), Tanzania ($2.48M), and Netherlands ($2.38M).

In 2020, the top importers of Hydraulic lime were Malawi ($2.6M), Germany ($2.33M), United Kingdom ($2.22M), United States ($2.08M), and Kenya ($1.96M).

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