Caustic Soda

CAUSTIC SODA (C.S)

Chemical Name – Sodium Hydroxide with chemical formula Na OH.

It is highly caustic metallic base.

It is commercially available in flakes, solid, pearls and saturated solution.

Physical Properties

1. The colour is usually white.

2. Soluble in water, ethanol and methanol

3. The solution is usually colourless, odourless with slippery feeling upon contact.

4. Highly corrosive.

5. Insoluble in non-polar solvent.

Packaging

Caustic Soda pearls and flakes are commonly packed in 25kg and bags. The C.S. solids are packed in 200 and 400 kg.

Origin

Mostly C.S. in Nigeria markets are sourced from Asian countries like China, Saudi Arabi, Europe south American countries and the US.

Uses

C.S is the principal strong base used in chemical industries.

1.   It is used in the paper industries.

 2.   It is used in the manufacture of detergents.

 3.   It is used in the manufacture of sodium salts.

4.   It is used for pH regulators.

5.   It is used for organic synthesis.

6.   It is used in Aluminum production (Bayer Process).

7.   It is used as additives in drilling mud to increase alkalinity, viscosity etc.

8.   It is used in tissue digestion.

9.   It is used in waste management (decomposition of some content of landfill).

10. It is used in soap-making (cold process soap, saponification).

11. It is used as an industrial clearing agent.

12. It is used as a degreaser on stainless steel.

13. It is used as ingredient in oven cleaner.

14. It is used in food preparation e.g. in washing or chemical pealing of fruits and

       vegetables chocolate and cocoa processing, poultry scalding, soft drink  

       processing and thickening ice-cream etc.

15. Domestic uses – used as a drain cleaning agent, used in some relaxers to

       straighten hair.

An Outline on properties & use of some of our stocked range is below.

UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESIN

Unsaturated polyester resin are produced by the polycondensation of saturated and unsaturated dicarboxylic acids with glycols.  UPR form highly durable structures and coatings when they are cross-linked with a vinylic reactive monomer, most commonly styrene.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Hand lay-up and spray up application, suitable for fishing boats, pleasure boats yachts, bath tub,

shower baths, water tanks etc.

CHOPPED STRAND MAT (CST)

A random fiber reinforcement designed for use with polyester and vinyl ester resin systems. CSM is available in a variety of weights and widths to suit a wide range of applications.

It is suitable for all fiberglass or glass-reinforced plastic (GRP)

WOVEN ROVING

WR is made from continuous glass fibre roving which are interlaced unto heavy weight fabrics.

It is compatible with most resin systems. Ideal for multi-layer hand lay-up applications where great material strength is required.

WR is available in a variety of weaves, weights, widths and finishes to suit a wide range of applications.

COBALT ACCELERATOR

Cobalt Accelerator controls the gel time in unsaturated polyester resins.

PARAFFIN WAX

Paraffin Wax is mostly found as a white, odourless, tasteless, waxy solid, with a typical melting point between 46 and 68oc and having a density of around 0.9g/cm3. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in either benzene or certain esters.

Paraffin Wax is unaffected by most common chemical reagents but burns readily.

APPLICATIONS

Candle-making, Baby jelly, Coatings for waxed paper or cloth, etc.


CAUSTIC SODA (C.S)

Chemical Name – Sodium Hydroxide with chemical formula Na OH.

It is highly caustic metallic base.

It is commercially available in flakes, solid, pearls and saturated solution.

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