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Manufacture of paint, rubber, plastics, etc. In food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. As soil conditioner, neutralizer of surface waters, and as an industrial acid neutralizerIt is used medicinally as a calcium supplement or as an antacid. It is also used for industrial purposes. Calcium carbonate is the most widely used mineral in paper, plastics, paints and coatings industries. Hierarchical hollow calcium carbonate particles shows an useful application as anticancer drug carrier. It plays an essential role to catalyze alcoholysis of fats and oils.
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