Anhydritec is a Business Unit of the Minersa Group, producer of industrial minerals and chemical products. Minersa is one of the largest producers of synthetic anhydrite in Europe.
Anhydritec is a European leader in anhydrite technologies for all type of applications and markets, from construction (flowing screeds) through industrial applications (cement, fertilizer industries, etc.).
With 5 production facilities, 6 laboratories and 2 R&D centers, Anhydritec has a wide industrial organisation in Europe to cover all markets. Our R&D centre is at the forefront of new technologies and actively works on anhydrite-based innovations to provide our customers with the most efficient solutions.
Anhydritec in figures
|N°1 in Europe for self levelling screeds solutions||Anhydrite production capacity around 700 ktones||5 Industrial sites in Europe||2 R&D centers and 6 labs||Sales in 15 countries|
What is anhydrite
Anhydrite is a mineralÂ of the Calcium Sulphate family (CaSO4). Unlike other minerals, such as gypsum (CaSO4,2H2O), anhydrite does not contain any water in its crystal structure: itâ€™s an anhydrous compound.
This feature, as well as its specific crystalline configuration, make anhydrite aÂ unique material with outstanding propertiesÂ beneficial in many industrial applications.
Although anhydrite can be found in natural mineral deposits, it can also be obtained as a byproduct from different industrial processes. The Minersa Group produces, processes and markets the latest variety of this more sustainable anhydrite.
Screed solutions :
In construction,Â anhydrite can advantageously replace traditional cement, as a binder for screed mortars.
AnhydriteÂ is widely used in floor screed applications because of its numerous advantages: better fluidity for self-leveling, greater dimensional stability, high mechanical strength and outstanding thermal conductivity.
Industrial applications :
Synthetic anhydrite can also be used as an additive for many industrial applications, such as :
- Cement production : to bring specific properties such as set time controller, enhancer of mechanical strength, shrinkage inhibiter ...
- Aerated block production : to generate hydrogen emission when the anhydrite reacts with the aluminum powder.
- Fertilizer production : to bring calcium and sulphate as fertilizing elements or as a mineral filler.
- Inerting industry : to neutralize polluted soil in order to prevent further pollution spread.