Markets and Uses for Calcium Chloride

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Industry Applications Benefit
Highway maintenance
  • Dustlaying
  • Moisture absorbed from the air prevents dust formation
  • Snow and ice control
  • Melts ice
Chemical manufacture
  • Production of calcium salts
  • Source of calcium
Cement
  • Low alkali cement
  • volatalize alkali, source of chlorides
Food
  • Cheese, brining, beer
  • Source of Calcium
Construction
  • Cold-weather concrete additive
  • Accelerates set
  • Soil solidification
  • Solidifies loose, sandy soils when mixed with sodium silicate
  • Tractor tire weighting
  • Lowers freezing temperature of water put in tires for better traction
Drying air and gases
  • Direct drying compound
  • Removes moisture by hygroscopicity
Highway construction
  • Shoulder and base stabilization
  • Retains moisture which improves compaction of soil
Automotive & Aluminum
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Removes Fluorides, Phosphates, Heavy Metals and oily wastes
Mining
  • Dustproofing and freeze-resisting ore and coal
  • Retains moisture; lowers freezing point of water
Paper manufacture
  • Increases web strength of corrugating media
  • Provides artificial water hardness for better drainage
  • De-Inking
  • Works with fatty acid soaps on recycled paper
  • Improves dye retention
  • Provides artificial water hardness that helps set paper dyes
Petroleum
  • Additive to oil well completion fluids
  • Increases density
  • Cementing finished oil wells
  • Accelerates set of cement
  • Drilling mud additive
  • Reduces shale swelling
  • Drying petroleum fractions
  • Absorbs water