Shrieve expanded into the chlor-alkali market in 2010 and since this time we have seen significant growth in the supply of caustic soda and other products within the portfolio in the US market.

Caustic soda, or sodium hydroxide, represents an extremely versatile chemical base that finds its way into the production of pulp, paper, and textiles, as a water treatment agent as well as soaps and detergents. Marketing this product allows Shrieve to better serve the water-treatment utility and other industries with the ability to provide an entire range of acids, bases and associated products in one combined offering.

Our position in the potassium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite markets both complement and support our extensive caustic soda business.

Potassium Hydroxide is also a corrosive metallic base and uses include as a process chemical within the soap industry. KOH is available in the following forms:

  • Liquids (various strengths)
  • Flakes

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), also known as caustic soda, is a corrosive metallic base and is used in many industries. Shrieve markets NSF certified caustic soda. Sodium hydroxide is available in the following forms:

  • Liquids (various strengths)
  • Beads

Sodium Hypochlorite (NaClO)/Bleach is a corrosive alkali and has strong bleaching properties. In diluted form it has many applications from bleaching to disinfection and water treatment.

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Did you know?

Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) is produced industrially via the chlor-alkali process, which constitutes the electrolysis of salt (sodium chloride). This process yields chlorine and sodium hydroxide in near equal amounts, as well as hydrogen.