Dynamically provide economic benefit to our clients through quality products, services and innovative solutions
To be the leading supplier of limestone and related industrial products in the South African market
Nurturing and developing our people to be the best they can be
Satisfying the needs of our diverse client base through the creation of a portfolio of quality products.
Cultivating long-term relationships with customers and suppliers, ensuring value-add and sustable business.
Constantly challenging our ways to ensure continuous improvement and competitiveness.
Continously reducing our impact on the environment while building sustainable communities in a responsible manner.
Quality, Reliability & Value
PBD-Lime is the lime division of PBD Holdings (pty) Ltd and a major supplier of limestone and related products in the South African market. Since our establishment in 1968 we have been supplying directly to the end user from our sources:
In order to provide a comprehensive one stop service, PBD-Lime has through the years established distribution agreements with the following sources:
- Glen Douglas (Dolomite)
- Chloorkop (Gypsum)
- Panfontein (Calcite)
This combination of own sources and agreements as well as the strategic placement of the sources enable us to provide high quality products at low cost to the following industries:
- Industry (Smelters, refining, etc.)
- Glass Manufacture
- Water Treatment
- Animal feed
We at PBD-Lime continuously improve our operations on an annual basis to ensure the competitiveness of our products at industry standard. It is our mission to identify and develop new sources thereby reducing the overall cost of limestone and dolomite into the South African market.
Where is lime used?
Lime is used in a wide range of applications in agricultural, metallurgy, construction. A growing use for lime is the production of precipitated calcium carbonate, which is used in the production of glass, paper, paint, ink, plastic, rubber and some foods
The fastest growing use of lime is in environmental applications, where lime is used to comply with air, drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste regulations.
One of the largest single users of lime remains manufacturing where lime is used to remove impurities. In construction, the dominant use of lime is in soil stabilization for roads, earthen dams, airfields, and building foundations. As an additive in asphalt, lime improves the cohesion of asphalt, reduces stripping, and retards the aging process. Lime is also a key ingredient in mortar and plaster providing superior plasticity and workability.
Over the last number of years, acid mine drainage and mine rehabilitation has received increasing focus due to the impact on the environment. PBD-Lime is developing a number of products to assist with mine rehabilitation and AMD prevention. We believe that limestone applied in a methodical process can significantly impact on the long term rehabilitation, including but not limited to soil stabilization, pH control, not only in the soil, but also in a preventive manner on rain and seeping water.