Specialty Food-grade Hydrated Lime

Graymont's Mexican-based partner, Grupo Calidra, manufactures specialty food-grade hydrated lime that is currently sold in Mexico and the United States. These products are marketed under the brand names Quimex and Nixtacal and are available in bagged or bulk form.

Lime

Superior-quality hydrated lime, or Ca(OH)2, is principally used in the following applications:

  • Production of tortillas and bread
  • Production of toothpaste
  • Compression of pharmaceutical pills
  • Production of powdered refreshments

Grupo Calidra carefully monitors its production processes to produce products that meet exacting specifications.

Did you know?

After processing, products derived from limestone can eventually revert to their original chemical form by reacting with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or from industrial processes.