Soda Ash, also known as sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), is an alkali chemical refined from the mineral trona or naturally occurring sodium carbonate-bearing brines (both referred to as natural soda ash), the mineral nahcolite (referred to as natural sodium bicarbonate, from which soda ash can be produced), or manufactured from one of several chemical processes (referred to as synthetic soda ash).
Soda Ash is most commonly used in the manufacture of glass, where it reduces the melting temperature of the sand used in glass formation and helps in the ‘workability’ or shaping of glass articles such as tableware and float glass, making soaps and detergents, where it is employed as a builder, or filler, to give a smoother surface, production of chemicals such as sodium silicate, sodium bicarbonate and percarbonate, and sodium chromate and dichromate, pulp and paper manufacture, water treatment, effluent treatment, metallurgy and drugs.
Please see Soda Ash, Lite (Grade 100) Safety Data Sheet for full safety and compatibility information.
This material is not classified as hazardous for transport by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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