Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide Solution holds the formula NaOH and is mainly used as a strong chemical base in the manufacture of pulp and paper, textiles, drinking water, soaps and detergents and as a drain cleaner.

Sodium Hydroxide Solid – holds the molecular formula NaOH. It has a variety of uses across Breweries, Dairies and Food Processing Plants. It is not suitable for use on aluminium, zinc, tin or their alloys. Caustic soda pearls easily dissolves in water, with heat release. The product is soluble in methyl and ethyl alcohols. Both are a principal strong base used in the chemical industry.

As a solution it appears clear with no distinguishing odour, in Pearl form – White semi spherical granules in appearance with no recognisable odour and as Flake – White solid based flakes with no recognisable odour

Grade: TECH

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • 25kg Bag Solid/Powder only chemicals
  • Bulk Transfer
  • 1000L Container

Applications

Engineering

An additive in drilling mud to increase alkalinity in bentonite mud system

Wood Treatment

Chemical pulping - widely used in pulping of wood for making paper or regenerated fibres.

Recycling & Waste

Tissue digestion - sodium hydroxide is used to digest tissues

Metal Processing

Dissolving amphoteric metals and compounds

Personal Care

Esterification and trans esterification reagent - traditionally used in soap making (cold process soap, saponification).

Food & Beverage

Food preparation - include washing or chemical peeling of fruits and vegetables, chocolate and cocoa processing, caramel colouring production, poultry scalding, soft drink processing, and thickening ice cream.

For degreasing and treatment of packaging in food industry (dairy plants, fat-and-oil plants, liquor enterprises, tobacco plants)

Detergent & Cleaning

Cleaning agent - an industrial cleaning agent where it is often called "caustic"
A common use in the production of parts washer detergents.

Oil & Gas

Petroleum industry - petroleum products refining

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