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Calcium Carbide
CaC2
lumps; technical grade (75% minimum purity); and powder (min. 99% purity).
Calcium Carbide is used as desulfurizing agent for producing low-sulfur carbon steel; extender for paints; welding and cutting metals; and reducing agent.
acetylene and calcium cyanamide.
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  • Calcium oxide + metallurgical/petroleum coke (electrothermal reduction).
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Calcium Carbide (a.k.a. CaC2, Calcium Acetylide) is a colorless (in its pure form) and odorless inorganic compound. Commercial Calcium Carbide, however, may present a relatively wide range of colors depending on the impurities present (usually calcium, magnesium and other oxides).
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Intratec provides Calcium Carbide prices in several countries, as follows:
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Calcium Carbide Prices

Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries

Intratec provides Calcium Carbide latest prices and 13 years of historical series. Subscribers to the Inorganic Chemicals Prices have access to 40 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Calcium Carbide prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Germany: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • China: spot price, ex-works, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • India: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • South Africa: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

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About Calcium Carbide. Calcium Carbide (a.k.a. CaC2, Calcium Acetylide) is a colorless (in its pure form) and odorless inorganic compound. Commercial Calcium Carbide, however, may present a relatively wide range of colors depending on the impurities present (usually calcium, magnesium and other oxides).

Chemical Formula. CaC2

Commercial Grades. lumps; technical grade (75% minimum purity); and powder (min. 99% purity).

Uses. Calcium Carbide is used as desulfurizing agent for producing low-sulfur carbon steel; extender for paints; welding and cutting metals; and reducing agent.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Calcium oxide + metallurgical/petroleum coke (electrothermal reduction).

To know more about Calcium Carbide production processes, click here.

Derivatives. acetylene and calcium cyanamide.

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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