Our chemicals

From A to Z, find out more about the chemicals we supply.

  • Chemical formula H2SO4 – a colourless, odourless solution

    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.

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  • Chemical formula as required by our clients.

    We offer acid blending to specific requirements, to be used across various industries. Please get in touch with your exact requirements in order for us to quote.

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  • Chemical formula CaCl2 – a colourless, odourless solution

    With many industrial uses, calcium chloride is often used as a de-icer for roads, as well as for wastewater treatment. Used within the food industry during the production of cheese and beer, it is also used as a food additive for firming purposes. Widely used in refrigeration fluid, it can act as an accelerator ingredient for concrete and is also used by the oil industry. Within the agricultural industry it is often added to fertiliser and animal feed.

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  • Chemical formula KOH – a colourless solution

    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.

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  • Chemical formula NaOH – a colourless solution, or white spheres with a slight odour

    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.

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  • Chemical formula C6H8MO7 – crystal grains, white granules, or a colourless solution

    Citric acid has a wide range of applications including as an acidifier, as a flavouring agent, or as a chelating agent. It can also act as a preservative for many foods and beverages, stabilising tastes and flavours and maintaining colours and vitamins. Citric acid is also used within the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries for a variety of purposes.

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  • Chemical formula H2O

    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.

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  • Chemical formula FeSO4 – a blue/green crystal

    A reducing agent, ferrous sulphate has uses ranging from industrial applications to the food and pharmaceutical industry. Also used in metal refining and in water purification, including sewage treatment.

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  • Chemical formula HCO2H – a colourless solution with a strong odour

    A versatile chemical mainly used within the agricultural industry as a preservative and additive in animal feed and silage. Also used by within the textile industry and for adhesives, plastics, rubber, construction materials, paints and as a surface agent.

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  • Chemical formula H2O:HCl – a colourless solution with a distinctive odour

    Widely used in industrial and chemical processes, hydrochloric acid has a large number of applications from battery production to steel production to leather treatment. It is used to hydrolyse starch and proteins during food preparation, as a chemical reagent for plastics and as a cleaner. Hydrochloric acid can also be used within the rubber, textile and photographic industries.

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  • Chemical formula H2O2 – a pale blue solution

    Used as an oxidiser, bleaching agent and antiseptic, hydrogen peroxide has many industrial applications as well as within many cleaning products. Commonly used within the paper and pulp industry, it is also utilised by food producers as a flour bleaching agent, as a propellant in the aeronautical industry, and the cosmetic industry.

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  • Chemical formula HNO3 – a colourless solution

    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.

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  • Chemical formula H3PO4 – a colourless, odourless solution

    Also known as orthophosphoric acid, phosphoric acid is used in a wide range of products such as agricultural feed and fertilisers, soft drinks, dyes and soaps. It can also be used in dentistry and cosmetics. The food industry uses it to sharpen tastes in sugar-based food products and to act as a preservative as it slows bacterial and mould growth.

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  • Chemical formula Aln(OH)mCl3n-m – a colourless, odourless solution

    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.

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  • Chemical formula NaHCO3 – a white powder or a colourless solution

    Sodium bicarbonate is a salt which is amongst one of the most common food and cleaning additives. In solid form it is known as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda or bicarbonate of soda and can be used as a leavening agent. It has a wide variety of industrial uses including as a fire extinguisher, for paint removal, as a buffer in cattle feed supplement, or can used as a biopesticide to control fungal growth. Within the pharmaceutical industry it can be used to create antacids, as an ingredient for toothpastes and mouthwashes, or to make deodorant. It also has uses within the medical and leisure sectors.

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  • Chemical formula NaHSO3 – an odourless white granular powder

    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.

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  • Chemical formula NaClO – a yellowish liquid with a distinctive smell of chlorine

    A versatile chemical primarily used as a bleaching or disinfecting agent, sodium hypochlorite is used in the manufacture of paper and pulp, non-pesticidal agricultural chemicals, plasticisers and corrosion inhibitors, as well as commercial bleaches and laundry aids.

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  • Chemical formula NaOH – a clear solution or white granules or flakes

    With uses across the brewing, dairy and food industry, sodium hydroxide solution is utilised as a strong principal chemical base as a drain cleaner and in the manufacture of drinking water, soaps and detergents, textiles, pulp and paper. The granules and flakes are easily dissolvable in water with heat release and are also soluble in methyl and ethyl alcohols.

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  • Chemical formula Na2S2O5 – a strongly odoured white crystalline powder or yellowish solution

    Sodium metabisulphite, also known as sodium pyrosulphite, is a salt of sulphurous acid, mainly used as an antioxidant and preservative to prevent the enzymatic and bacterial spoilage of food. Also used for the sterilisation of equipment, or as a disinfectant. Other uses include in water treatment, textiles, pulp processing, gas purification and within the leather industry.

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  • Chemical formula H3NSO3 – a colourless water-soluble compound

    Also known as aminosulphonic acid, sulphamic or sulfamic acid is commonly used as a de-scaling and cleaning agent. This chemical has many applications, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry. Used as a catalyst for the esterification process, it also has some uses in dye manufacturing.

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  • Chemical formula H2SO4 – a clear, colourless solution with no distinguishing odour

    Sulphuric acid, also known as sulfuric acid, has many uses and is a key substance in the chemical industry. With a wide range of applications, including various cleaning agents, household drain cleaners, and electrolyte in lead-acid batteries. Within the chemical industry the principle uses include chemical synthesis, mineral processing, the manufacture of fertilizer, oil refining and wastewater processing.

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Our strong relationship with our suppliers means we can obtain chemicals as required. If you need a chemical which is not listed, please get in touch and we will be happy to provide a quote.

Please call us on 01453 544940 or email us at info@altransliquids.co.uk.

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