Calcium formate is stable at room temperature, is inflammable and forms orthorhombic crystals. The mineral form is very rare and called formicaite, and is known from a few boron deposits.
Physical Properties :
|Chemical Name||Calcium diformate|
|Appearance||white-to-yellow crystals , smells slightly like acetic acid|
|Color and Physical Form||crystalline powder|
|pH of 10% Water Solution||7.5|
25 kg PP bag with LDPE liner inside / 500 kg and 1000 kg Jumbo bag.
- Calcium formate is used as cement additive and concrete accelerator, tile adhesives and cement-based mortars. The growth in the consumption of cement from the construction industry effectively boosts the demand for calcium formate market.
- Calcium formate is used within EU as an animal feed preservative. It acidifies the feed thus preventing microbe growth and increasing shelf life.
- Calcium formate is used as a masking agent in the chrome tanning of leather. Calcium formate in tannage formulation promotes faster, more efficient leather penetration of the chrome. Calcium formate can also be used as a replacement for formic acid in the pickling operation.