Category: PMD

  • Is Climate Engineering a New Use for Calcium Carbonate?

    Geoengineering is a type of weather modification (or climate engineering) which has been researched, but, until recently, has been considered too unpredictable to attempt on a large scale. Two engineers are set to assess and research the benefits and risks of geoengineering by spraying particles of sulfur dioxide, alumina or calcium carbonate from a high-altitude…

    Posted 4/6/17 at 3:10 PM

  • Carbonates Make Low Temperature Ceramics

    Making cement, bricks, bathroom tiles and porcelain crockery normally requires a great deal of heat, but scientists have made the materials by compacting them with calcium carbonate and a small amount of water. Learn more about this story and other news for Pulverized Mineral Division members in this week’s PMD Newsline. Calcium Carbonate Looping Technology…

    Posted 3/30/17 at 2:00 PM

  • Fly Ash Helps Create a New Building Material

    A new concrete substitute called acrete was created by using a large amount of fly ash. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals.   Flue Gas Desulfurization Market to Grow Rapidly by 2026 The flue gas desulfurization market is set to…

    Posted 3/2/17 at 3:00 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Market Exceeds 28.5 Billion by 2021

    As a result of the high demand from the plastic and paper industries, the calcium carbonate market is expected to grow 7 percent in the next four years. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. A Promising New Material Has Been…

    Posted 2/23/17 at 2:00 PM

  • PMD Regulatory Scorecard

    Check out this monthly glimpse of regulatory issues affecting the aggregates industry, including key permitting issues.  

    Posted 2/16/17 at 3:03 PM

  • New Method Found to Remove Toxic Metals from Seawater

    Calcium carbonate might help to rid contaminated seawater of toxic metals. A research group has found that up to 24 percent of nickel in contaminated seawater became trapped in a buildup of calcium carbonate after sending electric currents through steel electrodes into the water. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as…

    Posted 2/2/17 at 2:20 PM

  • Global Anti-Caking Agent Market Set to Grow Based on Demand

    As a result of the growing food and beverage industry, the global anti-caking agent market will expand through 2020. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Global Fly Ash Market Value to Reach 70 Billion by 2023 The international fly ash…

    Posted 1/19/17 at 3:30 PM

  • Rising Demand Gives Boost to Carbonate Minerals Market

    Report states that the increasing demand of carbonate minerals in the chemical and construction industries will likely fuel the market to 2025. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Recent Global Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Market Report Focuses on China The latest global…

    Posted 1/5/17 at 4:31 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Market to Grow More Than 7 Percent by 2021

    With the anticipated growth of the paper and plastic industries, the calcium carbonate market is expected to exceed 28.5 billion in five years. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Steady Growth Expected for the Ground and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Market Due…

    Posted 12/22/16 at 3:23 PM

  • Can Cement Absorb CO2?

    A recent study shows that mortar can gradually absorb carbon dioxide, which could reduce the amount of global greenhouse gasses in the future. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. National Committee Helps to Create a Safe and Healthy Environment for…

    Posted 12/15/16 at 2:00 PM