Chlor-alkali

The chlor-alkali business of Aditya Birla Chemicals produces a variety of products that have diverse applications, including pulp and paper production, hydrogenated fats production, and water purification.

The companies involved in the making of chlor-alkali products are Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) and Grasim Industries. Here are the chlor-alkali products that we produce:

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Caustic Soda lye
Caustic soda flakes
Chlorine
Hydrogen
Hydrochloric acid
Sodium hypochlorite

Caustic Soda lye

Manufactured by Aditya Birla Chemicals, caustic soda lye, also known as sodium hydroxide, is used widely in:

  • The production of pulp and paper
  • The production of soaps, detergents, viscose fibre, and zeolites
  • The production of food additives
  • Textile processing
  • Organic chemicals, such as dyes
  • Inorganic chemicals, such as sulphites and phosphites.
  • Aluminium refineries

Caustic soda flakes

Manufactured by Aditya Birla Chemicals, caustic soda flakes are devoid of any foreign matter, dirt, or other visible impurities. It has a varied range of applications:

  • Soaps and detergents
  • Aluminium refineries
  • Pulp and paper
  • Viscose fibre
  • Textile processing
  • Organic chemicals like dyes
  • Inorganic chemicals like sulphites and phosphites

Chlorine

Chlorine is one of the chlor-alkali products that we, at Aditya Birla Chemicals, manufacture. It is widely used to treat water as well as in the manufacture of the following products:

  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • Calcium hypochlorite
  • Poly vinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Isocyanates
  • Polycarbonate
  • Chloromethanes
  • Perchloroethane
  • Phosgene
  • Ferric chloride
  • Epichlorohydrin
  • Poly aluminium chloride
  • Silicon dioxide (aerosol)
  • Chlorinated paraffin

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a by product released during the production of caustic soda. The gas is then treated, and compressed for the following purposes:

  • Hydrogenation of edible oils for making Vanaspati and non-edible oils for making soaps
  • Hydrogenation of petro-products for making hard lubricants
  • Sintering in the making of tungsten carbide tool bits and in powder metallurgy
  • Underwater gas cutting and plasma cutting
  • Rocket propulsion
  • The production of hydrogen peroxide

Hydrochloric acid

Food grade hydrochloric acid is used in the production of food ingredients, food additives, and in the sugar and brewery industries. And, industrial grade is used for other purposes, like petroleum refining and leather treatment. Also known as hydrogen chloride or muriatic acid, it has a variety of applications, some of which are as follows:

  • Monosodium glutamate
  • Glutamic acid
  • Dyes
  • Latex coagulation
  • Metal pickling
  • Petroleum refinery
  • Floor cleaning product
  • Phosgene
  • Leather industry
  • Sugar refining
  • Brewery
  • Galvanising
  • Water treatment

Sodium hypochlorite

Also known as chlorine bleach or soda bleach, sodium hypochlorite works as a great steriliser, decolouring agent, oxidiser, germicide, fungicide, and deodorant. It is used as:

  • A bleaching agent for rayon pulp, paper, cotton, linen, and jute
  • A household bleach for fly control, water treatment, and pool chlorination
  • A disinfectant and deodorant in dairies and creameries
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