Caustic soda is a highly caustic metallic base and alkali salt. It appears as a white solid and is also referred to as sodium hydroxide, soda lyre or white caustic. At ReAgent, you can buy caustic soda in a range of concentrations. Caustic soda pearls are also for sale in our online shop, where discounts are available on bulk orders.
Properties and Uses
Caustic soda is used in many industries, primarily as a neutraliser of acid in water treatment and in industrial cleaning. It is also used in the manufacturing of textiles and paper, as well as a cleaning agent in soaps and detergents.
Melting point: 318 (degrees Celcius)
Density: 2.13 g/cm3
CAS no.: 1310-73-2
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 and 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 be taken when handling this hazardous chemical, and we strongly recommend wearing appropriate protective clothing such as gloves, safety 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.