Caustic soda (or sodium hydroxide) is a strongly alkaline caustic with the formula NaOH. It is usually available as a 50% saturated solution or in flakes, pellets, granules. Caustic soda finds numerous applications: in the production of paper and pulp, detergents, soaps, textiles, glass, and a far more. It is also utilized in chemical, food and petroleum refining industries.
By 2017, the worldwide caustic soda market volume is forecast to come up to almost 80 million tonnes. Asia is the leading consumer of caustic soda, followed by North America and Europe. At present, considerable market shares are hold by such companies as DOW, Ineos, Bayer AG, Tata Chemicals, FMC Corp., Shangdong Haihua Group Co., to name but a few.
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