Lead Smelting and other Metal and Alloy Refining

Minteq International Inc. is the only producer of pure calcium metal products in the western hemisphere.  Our plant, located in Canaan, CT, also produces calcium aluminum briquettes, calcium aluminum alloys and calcium magnesium alloys.  Our calcium is produced using the process of thermal reduction of lime.


  • alloying agent for aluminum, beryllium, copper, lead, magnesium bearing metals
  • controls graphite carbon in cast iron
  • debismuthizer for lead
  • desulfurizer for ferrous metals
  • deoxidizer for copper, iron, nickel, steel and others
  • dehydrating agent for alcohols and solvents
  • reducing agent for lanthanide and actinide elements