BGC Cement can provide various types of lime to suit the demands of a wide variety of industries. We supply lime which is high in purity and low on impurities with a high degree of reactivity making it suitable for use in chemical processing.


By providing high purity lime, BGC Cement assists customers to:

  • Pure Quality LimeMinimise volume of lime required
  • Maximise silo space
  • Minimise deliveries
  • Minimise maintenance (wear & tear) due to low silica and magnesium content

What Limes do BGC Cement supply?

  • Quicklime – Delivered in bulk tankers
  • Hydrated Lime – For general use, delivered in bulk tankers or bulker bags
  • Air En-Trained Hydrated Lime – 20kg sacks, for construction purposes
Contact us to find out more
BGC Bulk Lime

What is Lime?

  • Lime is actually derived from the calcining (burning) of limestone.
  • Limestone itself is a general term embracing carbonate rocks or fossils; composed primarily of CaCO3 or combinations of calcium and magnesium carbonate.
  • Limestone can be obtained from a quarry, from dredging seas and oceans, or from skeletal fragments of marine organisms.
  • Quicklime is obtained by calcining limestone to expel the CO2 from the stone.
  • Hydrated Lime is obtained by adding water to quicklime.
Bulk Lime

Advantages of Lime?

  • Lime provides the most economical source of alkali which, aside from its chemical properties, is its primarily use.
  • Lime is delivered to the customer dry with no water, eliminating the need and expense of having water delivered to their plant.
  • Lime has the highest neutralising capacity per kilogram of dry solids compared to any other alkaline reagent.
  • When neutralising sulphuric acids, lime produces fewer total dissolved solids than reagents such as sodium or magnesium, which create soluble reaction byproducts.
  • Lime is able to raise pH adequately since it is able to reach pH 12.45.
  • Lime reacts quickly with water, enabling the user to ensure pH is correct without fear of overdosing and wasting the reagent.

Uses for BGC Quicklime and Hydrated Lime


  • Basic oxygen furnaces
  • Electric arc furnaces
  • Nonferrous metals
  • Aluminium and bauxite
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Heavy mineral sands
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Rare earth elements
  • Uranium
  • Zinc

Refactory lime


Chemical and Industrial

  • Bioplastics
  • Glass
  • Pulp and paper
  • Precipitated calcium carbonate
  • Sugar refining
  • Other chemical and industrial


  • Asphalt paving
  • Soil stabilisation


  • Flue gas desulfurisation (FGD)
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Sewage treatment
  • Water purification