Hydrated Lime (Calcium Hydroxide) is a white powder that forms alkaline aqueous solutions. Hydrated Lime is used in water treatment, asphalt, mortar and plaster, and pulp and paper industry. It is used as a flocculent in water and wastewater treatment. In the paper industry, Hydrated Lime is an intermediate in the causticizing step of making pulp.
In construction, Hydrated Lime is an additive in asphalt, which improves cohesion and retards the aging process. It is a component of many building products, including mortar and plaster.