Calcium Chloride (liquid, granular)

Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride

Generic names Calcium Chloride
Product name Calcium Chloride
Main applications Antifreeze; dust protection; drying agents; refrigerating brine; waste liquid treatment (for removing and neutralizing fluorine); food and beverage additive
Packing / shipping method Tanker truck for liquid form; polyethylene or flexible container bags for granular form
Chemical formula CaCl2・2H2O
Special characteristics ・Available in white granular form
・Alkaline properties
・High heat generation in reaction to water

Product overview

Tokuyama has manufactured calcium chloride jointly with soda ash since the company's founding. A chemical compound of calcium and chloride, calcium chloride is one type of inorganic chloride, indicated by the molecular formula of CaCl2. It generates a large amount of heat in reaction to water and significantly lowers the freezing point of water, making it effective as a strong and immediate-acting antifreeze as well as a snow and ice remover. Calcium Chloride is also employed as a food and beverage additive, mainly for maintaining the consistency of beer and soft drinks, and in brine for tofu production.

General usages

Calcium Chloride is appropriate for general-purpose applications such as snow melting and dust protection, as well as industrial and food-additive applications

Special characteristics

  • In granular form, calcium chloride is white in color, absorbent, deliquescent,* and easily dissolves in water
  • Generates a large amount of heat in reaction to water
  • Water with a 30% concentration of calcium chloride does not freeze until -55°C
  • Chemical stability is maintained over long periods under normal conditions

* In solid form, calcium chloride dissolves by absorbing moisture from the atmosphere.

For more information:

TOKUYAMA&CENTRAL SODA Inc.
TEL: +81-3-5157-1130
FAX: +81-3-5157‐1181

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