The UK is one of the top ten biggest manufacturers globally, and manufacturing is a rapidly expanding sector. A vast range of chemicals are used for a wide variety of applications throughout the many manufacturing processes.
The chemicals we supply for use in this sector include:
Commonly used within the automotive industry, battery acid is also used in chemical cells and batteries. Also used for storage in back up power supplies in high demand critical energy users such as hospitals or in the technology industry.
The primary applications of caustic potash liquor include the manufacture of biodiesel and soft soaps, as an electrolyte and for surface disinfection. Potassium hydroxide holds various industrial and niche uses such as detergent and cleaning products, pharmaceutical applications, food and cosmetic uses.
The solution of sodium hydroxide, caustic soda is used in the manufacture of soaps, dyes, paper, petrol products and polymers. Widely used in the majority of commercial oven and drain cleaners, it can also be used to clean process pipes, tanks, equipment, tanks and containers as it acts as a strong degreaser, descaler and pH adjuster.
Other applications including within the electroplating industry, as a laboratory reagent, to clean and process metal and as an effluent treatment.
The solid form of caustic soda is used widely in the paper and pulp industry. Also used in aluminium production, fuel production and refining, paints and surface treatments, as well as within solvents, dyes and adhesives.
Demineralised water, also called demin or deionised water, is used in a wide variety of industrial, commercial and manufacturing applications, including the pharmaceutical, automotive and engineering industries. Routinely used within the beverage industry, it can also be used during the production of cosmetics or as a wash water.
Also known as aqua fortis, nitric acid is commonly used in electrochemistry and fertiliser production. With uses ranging from the manufacture of pyrotechnics and dyes, it can also be utilised in steel etching, photoengraving and within cleaning products.
Used within a wide range of industrial applications such as the treatment of potable and waste water, it enhances flocculation and coagulation. Utilised for personal care products such as deodorants and antiperspirants, and in the production of cosmetics, as well as in the paper and pulp industry.
With a variety of general applications, sodium bisulphate (also known as dry acid) is used as a sulfonation agent in CTMP production by the pulp and paper industry as well as to remove residual bleaching chemicals. Similar to sulphur dioxide, it can be used as a reducing agent and can be used as a food additive. It can act as a technological additive, a preservative, an acidity regulator and as a cleaner.