Caustic Soda Lye is one of the most widely used chemicals in the industry.
Caustic soda is a solution of Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) in water. It is a strong base with a wide range of applications in different industries.
We produce caustic soda together with chlorine and hydrogen from the electrolysis of salt brine. With our production in five plants in Europe and our quality commitment, we guarantee a high service level towards our customers.
Worldwide, the major users of caustic soda are the aluminum industry, pulp & paper and the chemical industry.
The main applications are water treatment and water purification, as cleaning agent, or a wide range of uses in chemical industry like starch production or for the desulphurization in the petrochemical industry.
Sodium hydroxide (NaOH)
, also known as lye and sodium hydroxide, is an inorganic compound. It is a white solid and highly caustic metallic base and alkali salt of sodium which is available in pellets, flakes, granules, and as prepared solutions at a number of different concentrations.
Sodium hydroxide forms an approximately 50% (by weight) saturated solution with water.
Sodium hydroxide is soluble in water, ethanol, and methanol. This alkali is deliquescent and
Sodium hydroxide is used in many industries, mostly as a strong chemical base in the manufacture of pulp and paper, textiles, drinking water, soaps and detergents and as a drain cleaner. Worldwide production in 2004 was approximately 60 million tonnes, while demand was 51 million tonnes.[