Filling the void: calcium carbonate markets look to grow
Published: Sunday, 25 March 2018
Consumption of mineral filler is growing rapidly, with the market forecast to grow to a worldwide total value of $62.54 billion by 2024, according to some estimates, with global economic growth supporting expansion of the paper, plastics, rubber, paints and construction industries. Industrial Minerals explores the key drivers of this growth, and asks what makes calcium carbonate so attractive as a filler?
By Selene Rebane
Calcium carbonate is very versatile. It not only acts as a
filler, but also as an extender which changes the mechanical
properties of the end-product.Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is by
far the most commonly used filler in the polymer industry, with
a market share of 34% in...