Caustic Soda Applications


Caustic Soda Applications

Caustic Soda Applications in Aluminum Production

Aluminum Production

Used to dissolve bauxite ore, the raw material for aluminum production.

Caustic Soda Applications in Soap and Detergents

Soap and detergents

Used in saponification, the chemical process that converts fat, tallow and vegetable oils into soap. It also is used to manufacture anionic surfactants, a crucial component in most detergents and cleaning products.

Caustic Soda Applications in Textiles


Used to process cotton and dye synthetic fibers, such as nylon and polyester.
Caustic Soda Applications in Bleach manufacturing

Bleach manufacturing

Used to make bleach, which has industrial and consumer applications such as mold and mildew control around the home.

Caustic Soda Applications in Petroleum Products

Petroleum products

Used to explore, produce and process petroleum and natural gas

Pulp and paper

The largest application for caustic soda worldwide. Uses include in pulping and bleaching processes, the de-inking of waste paper and water treatment.