CAS Number: 497-19-8 (Anhy.), 5968-11-6 (Mono.), 6132-02-1 (Deca.)

E-Number: E500(ii)

EC Number: 207-838-8

Mol. Formula: Na2CO3

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25 kg Kilo Bag Option for Sodium Carbonate

What is Sodium Carbonate?

Sodium Carbonate (washing soda) is a white crystalline substance with the chemical formula Na2CO3. It is an essential industrial chemical used in various applications such as glass manufacturing, detergents, and paper production. Whether a pH regulator, a leavening agent, or a firming agent, Sodium Carbonate is a versatile product in the food and beverage industries as well as in various pharmaceuticals and personal care products.

Manufacturing Sodium Carbonate occurs through two primary methods: the Solvay process and the Hou's process. The Solvay process involves reacting sodium chloride, limestone, and ammonia in a series of steps to produce sodium carbonate. However the Hou's process uses sodium hydroxide and carbon dioxide to produce sodium carbonate. After these processes occur, processing turns it into different forms, including anhydrous, monohydrate, and decahydrate, depending on the desired application.

In the UK, sodium carbonate finds widespread use in various industries due to its versatile properties. Whether a food additive and pH regulator in the production of baked goods, dairy products, and processed foods, or even as a buffering agent and pH adjuster in soft drinks and beer, Sodium Carbonate is a versatile addition to food and beverage goods. It is also a component for alkaline washing solutions used within food processing equipment cleaning and sterilization.

Pharmaceutical products such as tablets and capsules use Sodium Carbonate as a buffering agent in their manufacture. Cosmetic and personal care products, such as toothpaste and shampoo, use it for pH adjustment of their various formulations. Additionly, industrial applications, such as the production of glass, pulp and paper, and detergents, use it as a cleaning and de-scaling agent.

Sodium Carbonate at Kilo Ltd.

Kilo Ltd is a trusted supplier of Sodium Carbonate, serving numerous industries across the UK and Ireland. We pride ourselves on our broad range of applications and excellent reputation as a reliable trader. Our warehouse-to-door delivery service ensures that businesses in various sectors have access to this versatile product.

If you require additional information, pricing, or specifications, get in touch via email, through the website's contact buttons, or by calling 01384 293 222. Our team is always available to cater to your Sodium Carbonate needs.

Industry Applications

Foods | Baking, Confectionart, Chinese Noodles/Buns
Pharmaceutical | pH Buffering
Industrial | Glass Manufacture, Water Softening, Cleaning Compounds

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