A common ingredient in pills and vitamins to maintain healthy bones and to relieve heartburn and indigestion, calcium carbonate is a well-known compound with many positive properties. It is destined for use in the food and beverage or pharmaceutical market, calcium carbonate comes under strict healthy and safety guidelines.

  • Synonyms: CaCO3, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate Precipitated, PCC, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate
  • INCI: Calcium Carbonate
  • Chemical formula: CaCO3
  • CAS #: 471-34-1
  • Hazard: H350 – May cause cancer (Inhalation)


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Precipitated calcium carbonate USP/FCC PCC Light Vicality
Vicality Extra Light PCC USP Precipitated Calcium Carbonate
Calessence 70 Calcium Carbonate


AppearanceSolid, white
TasteChalky taste
SolubilitiesPartially water soluble
Freezing point1,517°F
Molecular weight100 g/mol
Weight per gallon22.6 lbs/gal
ClassCalcium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate Precipitated
GradesIndustrial, ACS, USP, NF Grade, Kosher, Halal


Calcium Carbonate uses include blushes, eye liner, eye shadow, face powder, food processing, foundations, teeth whitening, toothpaste, acid neutralizer, athletic field marker, neutralizing agent.

  • Pharmaceutical: Calcium carbonate is used therapeutically as phosphate binder in patients on maintenance haemodialysis. It is the most common form of phosphate binder prescribed, particularly in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease. Calcium carbonate is the most commonly used phosphate binder, but clinicians are increasingly prescribing the more expensive, non-calcium-based phosphate binders, particularly sevelamer.
  • Personal Care: Calcium carbonate is used in the production of calcium oxide as well as toothpaste.
  • Water Treatment: Calcium Carbonate is used as an acid neutralizer

Quick Answers

Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula CaCO3. It is a common substance found in rocks as the minerals calcite and aragonite (most notably as limestone, which is a type of sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcite) and is the main component of pearls and the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. Calcium carbonate manufactured and processed strictly for use in products consumed by humans. Foods and beverages with calcium carbonate need to be manufactured, handled, and transported with care. As with all food-grade products, food-grade calcium carbonate must be delivered to you with all stability, purity and consistency properties intact.

At Brenntag North America, we have years of experience as a leading supplier of a broad range of chemicals, including food-grade calcium carbonate. As a naturally occurring compound, ground calcium carbonate is mined and refined to food-grade quality by a number of suppliers around the world. In North America, we are one of the industry leaders in supplying quality food-grade calcium carbonate to customers across the United States and Canada.

With over 190 locations across North America, we are conveniently located to serve our customers from coast to coast. Our global footprint enables Brenntag to source from the top calcium carbonate manufacturers in the world while using our buying power to get you a competitive price. Our experience in supply chain logistics means Brenntag can also guarantee fast and reliable shipment to your shipping door. That kind of assurance and dependability goes a long way toward helping your business maintain production and stay on schedule. Brenntag can even do just-in-time delivery if you want to minimize inventory and maximize your material handling efficiencies.

Calcium Carbonate is available in bags of 50 lbs quantities.

You can download a copy of the SDS for Calcium Carbonate from Brenntag Connect.

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