Lime for everyday life

Limestone is an essential raw material

Limestone on Your Breakfast Table

Limestone is a versatile and often irreplaceable raw material in many applications. It plays an important role in the manufacture of products that maintain our well-being. Every day we all use products that could not have been made without limestone-based products.


Juice and coffee are made of good-quality drinking water, in the production of which limestone-based products are used.


The cutlery on your breakfast table is made of steel, and lime is needed in many stages of the steel manufacturing process.


In the production of magazine paper and milk cartons, limestone is used in a refined form as filler and for coating purposes. Almost half of high-quality coated magazine paper can consist of minerals!  


In sugar production process lime is used to absorb impurities.


The cows that produce the milk for your breakfast need calcium e.g. for bone development and their nervous system. The calcium comes from feed lime that is made of the purest limestone.


Almost one third of glass consists of limestone.

Breadgrain and vegetables

Breadgrain and vegetables enjoy a well limed field because limestone reduces the acidity of the soil and releases the nutrients of the field for the plants to use.


The egg would have no shell if there was no lime in the hen's feed.


Leader in Northern Europe

Nordkalk is the leading limestone company in Northern Europe. We deliver essential raw materials to numerous industries, and our solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as productivity of agricultural land.