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CAS Number: 64-19-7
Acetic Acid is a colourless liquid organic compound with the chemical formula CH3COOH. It is also called glacial acetic acid when undiluted. With a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell, Acetic acid is commonly found as an 80% solution.
Within the Industrial sectors it is commonly used in the production of Vinyl Acetate (which in turn becomes a common component in adhesives and paints) along with its use as both a descaler and rust removal agent. This is understandable due to its inherent nature as an acid - different concentrations can create different reactions as it reacts with scale and rust.
CAS Number: 124-04-09
A white, crystalline powder created manufactured for a range of applications. Adipic Acid is used as a major precursor for the manufacture and production of Nylon.
Along with its use in nylon manufacture, it can be used in the production of polymers. It is used in the production polyurethane and plasticizers like PVC.
It is listed under most MSDS's as an Irritant (EU Class Xi). The product is very soluble in most products but s insoluble in Acetic Acid.
CAS Number: 1066-33-7
Ammonium bicarbonate is an inorganic compound which chemically speaking is the bicarbonate salt of ammonium. It is a solid that readily degrades to carbon dioxide, water and ammonia.
You can commonly find it as a component in the production of fire-extinguishing compounds, pharmaceuticals, dyes and pigments, it is used as a basic fertilizer, and in the manufacture of ceramics and chrome leather tanning.
CAS Number: 9000-11-7
Usually a white to yellow-ish powder, Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) is a versatile thickening agent.
Within Industrial applications is used as a viscosity modifier and lubricant primarily, but is more commonly used in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.
CAS Number: 1310-73-2
A highly soluble and corrosive material. It is found both as a solid pearl and in a range of solutions. It is
It can be used in a range of industries as a cleaning agent and base to name a few. Within industrial companies, it can be seen in the pulping industry to help pulp wood for paper along with being used to a dissolving and purifying agent in metal works companies as well.
CAS Number: 77-92-9
Citric acid is a weak organic acid usually seen as a crystalline grain. Found in a range od mesh sizes, it can be used as a pH buffer within a range of industrial applications ranging from, including household cleaners, detergents, laundry powders, de-scalers, polishing and metal finishing.
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In short a type of water that has had all of its mineral ions removed (Such as sodium, calcium, iron and copper). The result is a type of water that is a quickly purified water that does not build up scale.
By removing these minerals, the water is softened and results in a water that has a higher conductivity in comparison.
CAS Number: 14431-43-7
Dextrose (Glucose, D-glucose and Corn Sugar) is a simple monosaccharide found in plants. In its crystalline form dextrose is found in a range of industrial applications - ranging from industrial fermentation, plant care and even as a processing aid within the manufacture of plasterboards.
CAS Number: 7758-11-4
A white to off white solid, Dipotassium phosphate is a water soluble phosphate salt that is commonly used in fertilizer, food and in many products as a buffering agent.
Its primary uses in industrial industries are as a buffering agent and us also used by fire suppression companies as a flushing agent in distribution lines in fire protection and sprinkler systems as it is a non-flammable product.
it is also known as dipotassium hydrogen orthophosphate and potassium phosphate dibasic.
CAS Number: 56-81-5
Glycerine (Glycerol or Glycerin) is a simple sugar alcohol used as an ingredient, sweetening agent, pharmaceutical agent, emollient and solvent. A colourless, odourless, clear, sweet-tasting viscous liquid, it is manufactured from a mixture of vegetable sources. Kilo also supply a non-palm specific option for businesses that require this. You can find Glycerine in a range of gums and resins that are used within paints as a basic component.
CAS Number: 9000-30-0
Guar Gum (Guaran) is a fibre extracted from guar beans. It is typically a free-flowing, off-white powder.
Predominantly used in the food industry as a thickening agent or emulsifier as it increases the viscosity products in very small quantities. Typical drilling and mining as an agent to thicken slurries that are bi-products of these industries.
Mesh and CPS values can be specified also for varying results and application requirements
CAS Number: 9004-62-0
Hydroxethyl Cellulose is a thickening and gelling agent made from cellulose (as the name suggests).
It is commonly and frequently used in medicine to improve the drug's dissolutions via hydrophilization. Additionally, it is used in a range of drilling additive and in slime and gunge products.
CAS Number: 79-33-4 & 50-21-5
Lactic acid (Milk Acid) is created through the metabolism of glucose and glycogen, and commercially it is created through the fermentation of corn-starch, potatoes, molasses, and whey. It is commonly used as a precursor for plastics that are not derived from petrochemicals as well as a historically used as an erasure aid in forgeries of documentation.
CAS Number: TBC
Magnesium Sulphate (Magnesium Sulfate or Epsom Salts) is an inorganic salt, that is used in a range of industries. This ranges from the use in fertilizers, within the manufacture of oxysulfate cements and even within the dressing of cottons and many other fabrics in the textile industries.
CAS Number: 9004-67-5
Methyl Cellulose is a chemical used primarily as a thickener. It comes under a range of trade names, but is a non-toxic, non-digestible and non-allergenic material.
Its major application is in construction materials as a performance additive. companies add this to mortar mixes to improve its water retention, viscosity, adhesion and workability. Other items that use this for a similar reason include grouts and crack fillers.
It is also used as a mild glue that can be easily washed away with water. Its use focusses and specialises in delicate adhesion along with being a primary binder in pastel crayons and wallpaper pastes.
CAS Number: 107-21-1
Mono Ethylene Glycol is an odourless, colourless and sweet tasting liquid. It is commonly used in the manufacture of polyester fibres and in antifreeze.
It has a range of other applications from rot and fungal treatments for trees through to cleaning solutions.
CAS Number: 7778-77-0
A common additive, fungicide and fertilizer, Mono Potassium Phosphate (MKP) is a white to nearly white powder. It is used as a buffering agent in a range of industrial applications.
It is a fairly versatile phosphate and is listed as a Warning Hazard according to most SDS data
CAS Number: 142-47-2
Mono Propylene glycol, is an organic compound which is generally a colourless, almost odourless, viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste. It is hygroscopic and miscible with water, acetone, and chloroform.
In terms of industrial use, it is commonly used in de-icing and antifreeze products as it is able to lower the freezing point of water.
CAS Number: 7697-37-2
A primarily colourless liquid (but gains a yellow-ish hue as it ages and decomposes). It is available in a range of % solutions to suit the needs of the user.
Its primary use is in the production of fertilizers and uses approximately 70-80% of the manufactured volume. beyond this, it can be used in artificially aging wood and as an etching agent in printmaking, pickling stainless steels and cleaning silicon electronic wafers to name just a few.
CAS Number: 7664-38-2
Usually odourless and colourless liquid, Phosphoric Acid is a mild irritant used in a range of in a range of industries, from soaps, detergents and good to water, anti-rust treatments and as a main component of fuel cells.
With its range of applications, concentrations and uses - phosphoric acid is a strong component to a vast range of industries, manufacturers and many more.
CAS Number: 7664-38-2
A white solid made from combining Carbon Dioxide with potassium Hydroxide traditionally.
it is used in a range of industries and applications - from being used as a drying agent (in place of Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Sulfate), a buffering agent in mead and wine production, a fire suppressant and as a water softener.
CAS Number: 584-08-07
Potassium chloride (KCl) is a naturally occurring compound made up of potassium and chlorine. It is most commonly used in chemical feedstocks and within the manufacture of both potassium metals and potassium hydroxide.
CAS Number: 16734-55-8
A white crystalline powder with a notable sulphur odour. It is mainly known as a chemical antioxidant or sterilant. It is used regularly as a dyeing agent in most textiles and within cotton printing. Other industries include photographic fixing/developing and tint etching works.
CAS Number: 1066-33-7
Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Its primary use is as a preservative. It is effective in a variety of and is available in both a granular and powder form. As expected, most applications within the industrial sector also focus heavily on extending shelf life and preserving. Its mould inhibition properties are especially valuable.
CAS Number: 7647-14-5
Salt is a naturally occurring mineral (Sodium Chloride) primarily found in rocks, salt rich springs or sea water. It has a range of uses and is milled and refined to suit where applicable, from food, to cosmetic and even industrial use.
Salt is also be used in de-icing, water conditioning and as mild emollient.
As there are a wide range of applications, sources and types, the more information provided is helpful.
CAS Number: 7631-86-9
Silicon Dioxide (Silica) is a product usually used as a flowing agent and abrasive agent. Within the industrial sectors, two common applications are as the primary ingredient in glass production; and as a means to protect silicon surfaces and semiconductors.
CAS Number: 7758-16-9
An inorganic, white to off-white powder, SAPP is a common product within the food industry, but has a number of industrial applications.
It is most commonly used as an additive in leather treatment as a stain remover, cleaning stones and removing scuff in animal slaughter. the petroleum industry are using it more so now as a dispersant in a range of oil drilling muds.
CAS Number: 532-32-1
Sodium Benzoate is a dust free, white granular product. It is commonly used as an additive and preservative. It is generally a dust-free powder/granule. Its preservation properties mean it can be applied into a range of applications, industries and products with ease.
CAS Number: 144-55-8
Sodium Bicarbonate (Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Bicarbonate of Soda, Baking Soda) is a white crystalline or fine powder. It has a slightly salty taste, similar to that of Sodium Carbonate.
It is mainly used within industrial washing powder, de-scalers and rust removal agents.
CAS Number: 497-19-8 (Anhydrous Only)
Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) is a white, water soluble salt with an alkaline to salty taste. It is used industrially as an additive in film developing agents, swimming pools and aquariums to maintain a constant pH.
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Generally seen as a white to off-white powder, SHMP is a versatile product with applications ranging from food and pharmaceutical through to applications within the industrial sector. The main applications of SHMP are as a sequestrant, deflocculant and dispersing agent in most industries - whether in the manufacture of clay, and in soil assessments to name just a few.
CAS Number: 7681-52-8 (Pentahydrate)
Commonly seen as a pale green-yellow solution commonly known as household bleach. It is a known corrosive and decomposes easily.
As expected, Sodium Hypochlorite is commonly used to bleach, clean and disinfect surfaces and products. When applied to products it has a very mild caustic effect on the surface, loosening stains and dirt whilst removing odours and bacteria.
CAS Number: 7681-57-4
Sodium Metabisulphite (Sodium Metabisulfite) is an inorganic compound primarily used as a disinfectant and preservative. It is also a product used in water treatment to remove excess chlorine. Occasionally it is used as a bacteriostatic (anti-bacteria) agent also.
CAS Number: 15630-89-4
A colourless, water-soluble solid, Sodium Percarbonate is a chemical made by the reaction of Sodium carbonate and Hydrogen Peroxide.
It is an oxidising agent, which makes it ideal as an ingredient for use in a range of home and laundry cleaning products. It is especially common in non-chlorine bleach products.
CAS Number: 7631-99-4
Sodium Nitrate is a white, very soluble, crystalline powder with the chemical formula NaNO2. It is a readily available Nitrate anion, which has a range of uses beyond its traditionally applied food preservation use. These can range from fertilizer production, pyrotechnics, pottery enamel production and in rocket propellant.
CAS Number: 7632-00-0
Sodium Nitrite is a white to yellow-ish soluble, crystalline powder with the chemical formula NaNO2. Its main industrial use is as primary precursor in the manufacture of dyes along with detinning and a corrosion inhibitor (usually within industrial greases).
CAS Number: 7758-29-4
A white to off-white powder used as a main and supporting component in a range of food, pharmaceutical and industrial products a reagent. One of the main industrial applications is as a "builder" in detergents, along with being used in tanning, flame retardants and in the antifreeze, rubber and textile industries.
CAS Number: 5329-14-6
A colourless, water-soluble solid, Sodium Percarbonate is a chemical made by the reaction of Sodium carbonate and Hydrogen Peroxide. It is an oxidising agent, which makes it ideal as an ingredient for use in a range of home and laundry cleaning products. It is especially common in non-chlorine bleach products.
CAS Number: 87-69-4 (99+%)
Tartaric Acid is a white crystalline acid that occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes, bananas, and tamarinds. Industrially, it can chelate metals such as calcium and magnesium. As a result it is used as a chelating agent in fertilizers and to clean a range of metal surfaces.
CAS Number: 7320-34-5
Predominantly formed as a white to off-white powder, TKPP is part of a range of phosphates that are available in the market. It is an effective dispersing and buffering agent. Being highly soluble it can be used in a wide variety of applications
TKPP is commonly used as a buffer and dispersion agent, but is also used as a mineral supplement, and a growing use in paints, detergent manufacture and treating coatings.
CAS Number: 13463-67-7
Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate (TSPP) is a white water-soluble solid used occasionally in detergent manufacture to prevent and reduce plaque on clothing, but is far more commonly used in the food and pharmaceutical industry.
CAS Number: 13463-67-7
Titanium Dioxide is a common oxide, naturally occurring in minerals such as rutile, anatase and brookite. It is usually seen as a white powder and is used in paint pigments and industrial dyes.
CAS Number: 7785-87-4
Tri Calcium Phosphate is a phosphate made of a mineral (calcium salt) and phosphoric acid. It is commonly provided as a white powder. It is used as an anticaking agent and separation agent within a range of industries such as mineral manufacture and agriculture. When combined with its relatively inexpensive cost when compared to other ACAs, it is no reason many businesses use this product.
CAS Number: 6100-05-6
Tripotassium citrate (Potassium Citrate) is a potassium salt of citric acid. It is commonly a white, crystalline powder. You can find this in a range of fertilisers, metal surface works, fore protection and far more as a means to provide potassium intake, create mild abrasion, chelation, buffering agent and preservative to name a few.
CAS Number: 68-04-2 (6132-04-3 for Dihydrate)
Trisodium Citrate is a mildly basic acid used traditionally as a buffer. It as a saline, mildly tart flavour. Its main use is as an acidity regulator (buffering agent) to help a product resist pH change. As with Citric Acid, it is also an effective de-scaler in many cases.
CAS Number: 7601-54-9
Tri Sodium Phosphate is an inorganic, white solid (usually a powder, but can be found as a crystalline or granular type). It is usually found partially hydrated as Tri-Sodium Phosphate Anhydrous and it commonly used in a range of industrial applications and can also be known merely as Sodium Phosphate.
It has a range of applications, from being used as a cleaning agent, bulker and builder, lubricant, stain remover and degreaser within industrial circles.
CAS Number: 11138-66-2
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide that’s commonly used as a food additive. It is a creamy white powder that readily dissolves in hot or cold water to create a highly viscous solution, suspension or gel at low concentrations. It is used similarly to Guar Gum – a thickening and viscosity agent in order to bind and emulsify petroleum and oil when drilling in order to maximise he recovery of oils where possible.
CAS Number: 1314-13-2
Zinc Oxide is a white, inorganic powder that is insoluble in water. It is used mainly due to its reactivity as an oxide, but is also effective in thermal conduction, binding, UV protection and antibacterial protection.
As such it can be seen in products ranging from rubber and plastics to adhesives, fire retardants, pigments, paints and lubricants.