Calcium Carbide Prices
Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
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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.
- 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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