In 1995, the European calcium carbonate and dolomite producers established their representation at the EU level through CCA-Europe, a founding member of the Industrial Minerals Association Europe (IMA-Europe).

CCA-Europe is a non-profit association whose members cooperate on scientific and legislative issues of common interest related to calcium carbonate and dolomite. Key aspects are those related to the environment, economic and social conditions, notably concerning health and safety, the improvement and standardisation of labour and occupational health conditions. As a member of IMA-Europe, the members benefit from a broad representation and a strong voice at the EU level and synergy of issues common to the industrial minerals sector.

Ms Catherine DELFAUX



Secretary General


1995 Year founded
14 Member organisations
11 EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland
90% of production in Europe


Calcium Carbonate and Dolomite

Calcium Carbonate is an exceptional mineral. The chemical formula CaCO3 covers a raw material, which is widespread throughout nature, notably as the major constituent of whole mountain ranges.

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Main Applications

  • Paper
  • Coatings
  • Plastics/Rubber
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental Care Metal
  • Lime & Cement Production
  • Glass
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Ceramics
  • Refining
CCA-Europe Secretariat
Rue des Deux-Églises 26, Box 2 B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
+32 (0)2 210 44 10