Caustic Soda

  • Appearance: Solid
  • Formula: NaOH
  • MW: 39.997
  • Melting point: 318 (degrees Celcius)
  • Density: 2.13 g/cm3
  • CAS no.: 1310-73-2

Caustic Soda Uses

Caustic soda (also referred to as sodium hydroxide, soda lye or white caustic) is a white solid and highly caustic metallic base and alkali salt. It is used in many industries, primarily as a neutraliser of acid in water treatment and in industrial cleaning. Caustic soda is also used in the manufacturing of textiles and paper, as well as a cleaning agent in soaps and detergents.

Caustic Soda Suppliers in the UK

ReAgent is a well renowned manufacturer of caustic soda in the UK, providing the chemical in a variety of forms including powder, pellets or solution. Our concentrations range from pure to configurable dilutions to suit your needs, and can be dispatched in either 1kg containers or 25kg bags.Should you require an alternative batch size, please get in touch with us so we can cater to your bespoke requirements. We also offer further options, such as personalised labelling or alternative grades.

Caustic Soda Safety Precautions

Caustic soda is very damaging to human skin, causing severe skin burns and eye damage on contact. Special care should therefore be taken when handling this hazardous chemical, and we strongly recommend the wear of appropriate protective clothing such as glovessafety glasses and overalls, even if it is still sealed in its original packaging.For a full breakdown of caustic soda’s hazards, risks and guidelines for use, please refer to the caustic soda MSDS for detailed safety information before handling.

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