Sodium Carbonate

Airedale Chemical Sodium Carbonate holds the formula Na2CO3 and is domestically well known for its everyday use as a water softener. It can be extracted from the ashes of many plants.

Sodium Carbonate is generally used as a relatively strong base in various setting and in solid form (also known as Soda Crystals) is a white odourless powder that absorbs moisture from the air. As a solution it is a clear colourless liquid

 

Grade: TECH, FOOD

Strength: 10%

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • Bulk Transfer
  • 25kg Bag Solid/Powder only chemicals

Applications

Water Treatment

Common additive in municipal pools used to neutralize the corrosive effects of chlorine and raise pH.

Engineering

Used in the manufacture of glass

Life Science

In chemistry often used as an electrolyte.

Food & Beverage

A food additive (E500) used as an acidity regulator, anti-caking agent, raising agent, and stabilizer.

In the production of sherbet powder.

Detergent & Cleaning

In domestic use as a water softener in laundering.

Building & Construction

Used by the brick industry as a wetting agent

In casting, it is referred to as "bonding agent"

Personal Care

Used in toothpastes, where it acts as a foaming agent and an abrasive

Textile

In dyeing with fibre-reactive dyes

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