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Chemical Economics Handbook

Calcium Carbonate, Fine-Ground and Precipitated

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 5
Introduction 10
Manufacturing processes 11
Dry grinding 11
Wet grinding 12
Precipitation 12
Supply and demand by region 13
North America 13
United States 14
Producing companies 14
Production 19
Salient statistics 19
Consumption 22
Paper 26
Plastics 27
Adhesives and sealants 28
Paints and coatings 29
Other 29
Price 30
Trade 32
Canada 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 37
Total 37
FGCC 38
PCC 39
Trade 39
Mexico 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 44
Total 44
FGCC 45
PCC 45
Trade 46
Central and South America 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 53
Total 53
FGCC 54
PCC 55
Trade 55
Brazil 55
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 59
Western Europe 61
Producing companies 62
Production 69
Consumption 69
Paper 71
Paints and coatings 72
Adhesives and sealants 72
Plastics 73
Pharmaceuticals 73
Food 73
Cosmetics 74
Other 74
Price 74
Trade 75
Central Europe 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 78
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 79
Consumption 81
Trade 81
Middle East and Africa 82
Consumption 84
Price 84
Trade 84
Japan 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 93
Price 97
Trade 98
China 99
Producing companies 100
Salient statistics 105
Consumption 107
Paper 108
Plastics 109
Surface coatings 109
Adhesives and sealants 109
Rubber 109
Price 109
Other Asia 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 114
Consumption 115
Bibliography 115

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