5 things you need to know about Calcium Formate

Ⅰ. What is Calcium Formate?

 

Calcium Formate is a white crystalline powder with a slightly acetic acid odour. It can be soluble in water, has non-hygroscopic, and has good flowability.

 

Calcium Formate is produced in the aqueous phase by a reaction of calcium hydroxide with formaldehyde in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Or it is produced by a reaction of calcium peroxide with formaldehyde.

 

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Ⅱ.The classification of Calcium Formate.

 

The Calcium Formate market is cut into types of feed grade and industrial grade.

 

According to the type of Calcium Formate, feed grade dominates the market with 65% of the market. Calcium Formate is safe, practical, and suitable for animal food. The effectiveness of this material has been scientifically proven.

 

It can prevent the loss of vitamins and decompose into free formic acid in gastric acid. The pH level in the stomach then decreases.

 

According to the application of Calcium Formate, the market is segmented into construction, animal husbandry, leather and textile, energy and power, chemical, and so on.

 

It can be used as a cement additive, flame retardant in gypsum, defoamer, and leather tanning.

 

For example, as the accelerator in cement, it can speed up the formation of tricalcium aluminosilicate. It affects setting and hardening times. And Calcium Formate is part of the tanning formula, which can improve the permeability of leather.

 

Ⅲ. How is Calcium Formate used in the construction field?

 

Cement consumption growth in the construction industry drives the demand for Calcium Formate. In the field of exterior construction, it can be applied in insulation mortar, cement-based plaster, repair mortar, waterproof mortar, and so on.

 

High alumina cement and gypsum are coagulants to improve their early strength. As a new type of coagulant, Calcium Formate has a dual role in the low-temperature environment. It can speed up the coagulation speed of cement. And it avoids problems with winter construction or slow condensation at low temperatures.

 

When Calcium Formate is used in concrete as a fast-setting agent, lubricant, and early strength agent for cement and cement slurry. It has the ideal properties, can shorten the setting time of cement, and prevent weathering and corrosion of metal substrates. And it also improves workability at low temperatures.

 

When combined with aluminium sulfate, Calcium Formate produces an alkali-free shotcrete accelerator. This effect can speed up the moulding of the cement and promote early strength development. Because high-alkali types of cement can cause severe structural damage to concrete, the demand for alkali-free accelerators is on the rise.

 

For interior construction, Calcium Formate can be used in tile adhesives. Calcium Formate is an additive designed to improve the quality and performance of tile adhesives.

 

It extends the opening time and improves adhesion. And it is a highly effective strength promoter. It is important for tile mortars. Because tile mortars need accelerated condensation and low crusting, they can even improve water stability, flexibility, and uniformity.

 

Ⅳ. The role of Calcium Formate in feed

 

Food and environmental safety are the basic conditions for the survival and development of the farming industry. In modern society, these two kinds of safety are also the directions for improving the inherent quality of the farming industry.

 

Antibody-free farming has become a universally recognized production management concept. And it is the basic indicator to test antibiotic-free farming. In the face of the many problems that arise from feed additives, how do you choose a safe, residue-free additive?

 

With the modernization of the farming industry, feed additives have become a basic raw material for animals to feed. Feed additive safety is also a top priority in the feed additives – animals – humans in this food chain. Calcium Formate as a feed additive has three main effects.

 

1. Many studies have shown Calcium Formate has good acidification performance and feeding value. It can replace antibiotics and reduce weaning stress in piglets.

 

Piglets are prone to stress at the time of weaning. The sudden change in piglet diet from liquid milk to solid feed and the sudden change of living environment impact the immune system of piglets.

 

The change in nutrient and nutritional composition is the primary cause of retarded growth. As well as the reason for high morbidity and high mortality in piglets.

 

Antibiotics have been used in large quantities in the feed to solve problems previously caused by weaning stress in piglets. But, it causes partial or total pathogen resistance and residues in animal products. It harms human life, so many countries have partially banned antibiotics in feed.

 

To overcome the problem, people add Calcium Formate as an acidifier in the diet of weaned piglets. It reduces the high pH in the stomach of weaned piglets, so it is one of the important methods.

 

2. Calcium Formate has a selective bactericidal effect. And it can also regulate the structure of intestinal flora. A low PH value in the stomach can stop the invasion and proliferation of harmful microorganisms. And it prevents intestinal diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli.

 

It is important to promote the growth of beneficial flora such as Lactobacillus. As a type of organic acid, formic acid can effectively promote the livestock digestive tract to maintain a normal acidic environment. And it promotes the growth of probiotics such as lactobacilli.

 

3. It can maintain the intestinal health of livestock and poultry and promote digestion and absorption. Adding the acidifier to the diet can improve the digestibility of protein and amino acids. Because the acidifier lowers the pH value in the stomach and enhances the pepsin activity.

Besides, it has been suggested that the organic acids in Calcium Formate may prolong the passage of gastric contents through the duodenum. And it stimulates pancreatic enzyme secretion through acidification. At the same time, it increases the digestion time of proteins and other nutrients.

Proper use of Calcium Formate can help reduce organic acid energy. It can reduce breeding costs and increase economic benefits. Citric acid, lactic acid, and Calcium Formate are commonly used in acidifier feeds. They regulate the intestinal tract of animals and increase the palatability of feeds.

According to various research experiences, 1-2% of lactic acid or citric acid should be added to the feed to have a significant effect. And the amount of formic acid required is 0.6%.

 

4. At the same time, Calcium Formate can better promote pepsin and improve the absorption and use of feed by animals.

 

Tip: Use the solubility of Calcium Formate to judge the quality

Meltwater experiment, put an appropriate amount of product into a glass or transparent disposable cup, add water and stir several times until it melts.

 

1) No residue or foreign matter. Suppose there are residues. For impurities, feed-grade Calcium Formate without precipitation.

 

2) The water is clear and transparent. If the liquid is cloudy, there may be excess stone powder. Because the stone powder is insoluble in water, the test calcium content may be higher than 31%. It is also possible that the chemical reflection is incomplete.

 

First of all, our feed-grade Calcium Formate has high calcium content, low heavy metal content, neutral pH, and is safe for animals to eat.
Second, our building material grade Calcium Formate contains no chlorine elements. So it is not corrosive to steel bars and cement. It can speed up the hydration of tricalcium silicate in cement and greatly improve the early strength of cement.

It does not attenuate the strength of cement in the later stage. Meanwhile, it prevents the cement from freezing due to the large temperature difference between day and night in the construction environment or low temperature.

 

However, just the theoretical advantages are far from enough.

 

To make our products make customers satisfied, we strictly process gate-keeping to provide customers with the complete process tracking service.

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Our technical personnel can provide distinctive pre-sales and post-sales answering services and professional advice on formula modification. They have been in the industry for many years, so you can take fewer detours and save costs.

 

We have five production bases with an annual production capacity of 40,000 tons and 20 years of production experience. Whether your project needs or stable supply needs, we can meet them well.

 

Ⅴ. Why choose WOTAI: Three reasons for using WOTAI Calcium Formate

 

First of all, our feed-grade Calcium Formate has high calcium content, low heavy metal content, neutral pH, and is safe for animals to eat.

Second, our building material grade Calcium Formate contains no chlorine elements. So it is not corrosive to steel bars and cement. It can speed up the hydration of tricalcium silicate in cement and greatly improve the early strength of cement.

It does not attenuate the strength of cement in the later stage. Meanwhile, it prevents the cement from freezing due to the large temperature difference between day and night in the construction environment or low temperature.

 

However, just the theoretical advantages are far from enough.

 

To make our products make customers satisfied, we strictly process gate-keeping to provide customers with the complete process tracking service.

 

Our technical personnel can provide distinctive pre-sales and post-sales answering services and professional advice on formula modification. They have been in the industry for many years, so you can take fewer detours and save costs.

 

We have five production bases with an annual production capacity of 40,000 tons and 20 years of production experience. Whether your project needs or stable supply needs, we can meet them well.

 

Tip: Use the solubility of Calcium Formate to judge the quality

 

Meltwater experiment, put an appropriate amount of product into a glass or transparent disposable cup, add water and stir several times until it melts.

 

1) No residue or foreign matter. Suppose there are residues. For impurities, feed-grade Calcium Formate without precipitation.

 

2) The water is clear and transparent. If the liquid is cloudy, there may be excess stone powder. Because the stone powder is insoluble in water, the test calcium content may be higher than 31%. It is also possible that the chemical reflection is incomplete.

 

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