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About Us

LimeX is a business division of British Sugar plc, a name synonymous with quality and professionalism in all its operations.

The business produces and markets the LimeX product range for the agricultural, brownfield development and built-environment sectors. It has become the UK’s leading agricultural liming material for soil acidity management.

LimeX products are unique and derived from a co-product of beet sugar manufacturing which uses limestone as an essential component in the process.

The LimeX range is available across the UK directly from British Sugar's factories or through its authorised distributors.

We've invested over£15 million in the development of LimeX
LimeX significantly increases agricultural yields
LimeX is highly effective in brownfield restoration
Benefits of using Limex

Concern over decline of liming

The British Survey of Fertiliser Practice* suggests that the steady decline in agricultural land area receiving lime in Britain appears to be reversing slowly for arable agriculture, but for grassland agriculture it is a differerent and more worrying story – see ‘News and Events’ for more information.

The survey also concludes that this area is still considerably less than that calculated to require liming. In addition, it states the principle causes of acidification have not lessened, and it is reasonable to believe that significant areas of arable land, and more particularly grassland, are at a pH level which could limit productivity.

*Organised and jointly funded by the Fertiliser Manufacturers' Association (FMA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs.


Proven over more than 80 years, LimeX is an easily spreadable, high-quality liming material ideal for the correction of soil acidity and general conditioning. It is suitable for agriculture, horticulture, brownfield restoration and the built environment.