Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Dec 10, 2018 17:56:15 GMT 1
Caustic Soda is also known as Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH). It is a white crystalline solid substance which usage cuts across virtually all the sectors of the economy: chemical, textile, pharmaceutical, oil and gas.
The textile industry is the main consumer of the chemical.
Nigeria has an estimated reserve of about 1.5 billion tons of the product. The Benue trough is also an attractive area for exploration and production of Caustic Soda.
Uses of Caustic Soda
Caustic soda is used in the aluminum industry, pulp & paper.
It is used as a cleaning agent for many household and industrial purposes.
It is used as water treatment and water purification
It can easily absorb gases like carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide; hence it can be used in the treatment of heavy metals.
For extraction of ores.
It is also used in refining oil.
It is used in chemical industry for starch production and for dyeing clothes.
Caustic Soda Export Market
Due to the importance of this chemical, its international market is rapidly growing. The production and supply is not able to meet up with the demand, with many producing nations like Nigeria, generating good foreign exchange from its sales.
In terms of imports, Europe stands as the largest region where caustic soda is supplied.
Caustic soda also can be exported to countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
The export of caustic soda, especially to India, requires proper certification from its standards authority.
To know more about the import - export information on caustic soda, contact The Thy Global Export.