Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide) Solution is used in a broad range of applications, including: pulp and paper, detergent, chemical manufacture, water treatment, agricultural chemicals, paint removers, pigments, soap, surfactants, rayon, cellulose film, petroleum refining, reclaiming rubber, ore flotation and processing, ion-exchange resin regeneration, fruit and vegetable peeling, lab reagent, etching and electroplating, and pH adjustment.
Liquid Caustic Soda is very corrosive to all body tissue. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times while handling. Product should be handled near eyewash fountains and chemical showers or other sources of running water in case of emergency. In the event of inhalation, skin contact, eye contact or ingestion, seek medical attention immediately. In the event of skin or eye contact, immediately remove clothing / contact lenses and flush with plenty of water for at least 15 – 20 minutes. Use caution when combining caustic with water. To minimize heat generation, DO NOT add water to caustic. ALWAYS add caustic to water while stirring. Please see Sodium Hydroxide 50% Solution Safety Data Sheet for full safety and compatibility information.
UN1824, Sodium hydroxide, solution, 8, PG II
Caustic Soda 50% Solution, Membrane Grade is available in 55 gallon (660 lb) drums, 3495 lb or 4000 lb totes, and short or full bulk tankers.