Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide)
Caustic soda is most commonly manufactured by the electrolysis of sodium chloride brine in either a membrane or diaphragm electrolytic cell. Co-products are chlorine and hydrogen.
Caustic soda (NaOH), also known as sodium hydroxide is a strong, clear to hazy, liquid base. Sodium hydroxide is produced (along with chlorine and hydrogen) via the diaphragm or newer membrane electrolytic process, yielding a high purity caustic soda solution.
Caustic Soda is used in many industries as a strong chemical base in the manufacture of pulp and paper, alumina, refineries, textiles, water treatment, chemical intermediates, soaps and detergents.