Hydrated Lime is a fine white dry powder that is manufactured by reacting Calcium Oxide with water and then air classifying to produce a product complying with BS EN 459-1:2001 ‘Building Lime’.
Hydrated Lime is also known as Slaked Lime or Calcium Hydroxide.
Hydrated Lime has many industrial uses but in the building sector it is used as a key binding and plasticising ingredient in building mortars.
Guidance on suitable building mortars containing Hydrated Lime can be found in B.R.E. Digest 362 entitled ‘Building Mortars’.