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Swiss Lime

Chemistry & Plastics

Efficient chemical processes and innovative plastics thanks to the incomparably pure hydrated lime from KFN.

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Food & Medicine

Healthy, enjoyable food starts with white lime from our factory. It has been certified according to ISO 22000 for food and animal feed uses.

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Industry & Construction

The buildings, roads and pathways of tomorrow are built using the finest Swiss white lime-products from KFN.

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Agriculture & Environment

Sustainable farming and healthy growth made possible using the high quality, pure lime products by KFN.

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Life Science

You will find innovative ideas for health and quality-of-life-products in the pure white lime coming from KFN – lime that has been certified for food and drinking water uses. 

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Your Advantages

Product Quality plus incomparable service

  • Lime with calcium carbonate content reaching above 99%
  • Highest purity, lowest iron and lead content in Europe
  • Calcium hydroxide content reaching above 98%, remaining CO2 <0,7%
  • Extra fine calcium hydroxide for faster chemical reactions (100% < 0,02 mm)
  • High CaO-reactivity with t60-value under 40 seconds
  • Highest white level without black spots, 96,8% (Spectro Color, Ry)
  • Certified for food, animal feed and drinking water processes and products according to ISO / FSSC 22000
  • Maintenance of highest quality standards ensured through quality management system.

About KFN

Pure Quality

Living from lime. Living with lime.

Kalkfabrik Netstal (KFN) is the only producer of white lime products in Switzerland. Using the most modern technology and benefitting from decades of experience, we produce roughly 90,000 metric tons for customers worldwide at our site at Elggis mountain in the Swiss canton of Glarus. Our assortment of white lime products comes with a purity of more than 98% calcium carbonate. This makes fine white lime from KFN unique and ideally suited for numerous fields of application.

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KFN News

Peter Briner, CEO of Peter Briner AG, shows the benefits of lime hydrate for farming, having emanated from the filters of KFN’s production.

Peter Briner AG specializes in organic farm fertilizer and recycled manure. For a number of years, the company also offers hydrated lime. This is a by-product created by the burning and slaking of lime, captured in the filters of KFN. Why lime is crucial for fertile grounds and what other benefits hydrated lime has to offer in farming explains Peter Briner. Being the founder and CEO of Peter Briner AG, he has occupied himself for over 30 years with the optimum nutrient supply for farm soils.

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KFN uses its own sewage treatment facility to create a water cycle

In the course of its lime production, KFN cleans thousands of tons of rock every year. For this, it uses an internal water cycle. Thanks to its own sewage treatment facility, there is no sewage. 

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Heinz Marti, CEO of KFN, explains the company’s efforts in protecting resources and the many benefits this brings with it.

KFN processes tons of lime every year, turning it into a range of products. How the resources are protected in the best possible way, when this focus started and how both the environment and the company benefit – Heinz Marti explains it all. Being the CEO of a family-owned business, he has known the company for 37 years.

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KFN offers a wide range of services: we give competent advice, we offer comprehensive lab analyses and provide individual logistic solutions.

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