Calcium Chloride (liquid, granular)
Calcium chloride is manufactured as a soda ash co-product and Tokuyama is the sole producer in Japan. Calcium chloride is one type of inorganic salt. 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 melting agent.
Calcium Chloride is also used as a food and beverage additive, mainly for controlling the hardness of beer and soft drinks, and in bittern for tofu production.
|Generic names||Calcium Chloride|
|Chemical formula||liquid form; CaCl2 , granular form; CaCl2・2H2O|
|Tanker lorry for liquid form, polyethylene bags or flexible container bags for granular form|
- In granular form, calcium chloride is white in color, absorbent, deliquescent,* and easily dissolves in water
- Generates a large amount of the heat of solution in reaction to water
- Alkaline in water solution
- Water solution with a 30% concentration of calcium chloride does not freeze until -55℃
- Chemical stability is maintained over long periods under normal conditions
*In solid form, calcium chloride dissolves by absorbing moisture from the atmosphere.