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   March 25, 2021
  

Uses Of Anhydrous Sodium Sulfate In Agriculture Industries

Anhydrous Sodium Sulfate also called Glauber Salt is widely used in the agriculture industry. It has a white crystalline solid appearance. The Sodium Sulphate in Anhydrous form is chemically quite stable. It is unreactive when exposed to oxidizing or reducing agents. At normal temperature, sodium Sulphate does not react with other elements. Sodium Sulphate is used in farming and agriculture to maintain the proportion of carbonate and bicarbonate in the soil. The salt tolerance level of every ...

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   March 01, 2021
  

Importance of Caustic Soda in Water Treatment

Caustic soda, also known as lye, is an alkaline chemical compound and a chlorine by-product. It is used in a wide range of sectors, including laundry, textiles, and food and beverage. However, today we will concentrate on the importance of caustic soda in water treatment. Caustic soda is named for its caustic or corrosive qualities, which can cause significant chemical burns if not properly treated. If you want to import caustic soda, you should know what type of caustic soda you need and how...

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   February 12, 2021
  

Everything You Should Know About Anhydrous Sodium Sulfate

Anhydrous sodium sulfate is a relatively water and acid soluble source of sodium for sulfates. Sulfate compounds are sulfuric acid salts or esters formed by a metal substitution for one or both. Many metal sulfates are readily soluble in water, unlike fluorides and insoluble oxides in water treatment applications. Organometal forms are soluble in organic solutions and even in aqueous and organic solutions. The metal ions can also be distri...

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   February 02, 2021
  

Uses Of Caustic Soda in Metal Industries

Caustic soda flake is one of the significant industrial chemicals. This inorganic chemical in pure form is widely found as a white solid granules, flakes, or pellets. Caustic soda is a versatile alkaline which found application in multiple industries.. Pulp, paper, alumina, soap and detergents, oil processing, and chemical manufacturing are key applications of these products. Other importan...

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   January 28, 2021
  

Which Are The Different Grooming Products In Which Sodium Laureth Sulfate is Used

Which Are The Different Grooming Products In Which Sodium Laureth Sulfate is Used

Hair Dyes and Hair colours are products made to provide hair colour. For several years hair-colouring additives were carefully checked and are healthy. This is calculated by checking the chemicals used to formulate the products and the other ingredients. In addition to ensuring hygiene, hair dyes may not irritate or induce an unusual occurrence of allergic reactions and ensure the indi...

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   January 18, 2021
  

What Is The Role Of Cocamidopropyl Betaine in Bath Products?

Bathing products are some of the most widely used consumer products globally. This product category includes a wide range of products and forms like soaps, shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, shower gels, body lotions, bath oils, capsules, and so on. Some important characteristics of bathing products are:

  1. Ability to thoroughly cleanse
  2. Rich foam or lather during cleaning
  3. Be gentle on skin
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   January 14, 2021
  

Phosphoric Acid: Common Application, Uses & Properties

Phosphoric acid is one of the common and most used acids and it is often referred to as phosphoric (V) acid or orthophosphoric acid. This acid's raw form is derived from phosphate rocks, while white phosphorus produces a more pure form industrially. Pure phosphoric acid is usually  in a solid-state and less condensed type of crystalline. Generally, it is a liquid which is colourless, syrupy, odourless, and...

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   January 13, 2021
  

The Ultimate Guide to SLES

Sodium laureth sulfate is a white, sometimes yellowish paste or liquid used in several personal care and cleaning products as a detergent and surfactant since it is a very effective foaming agent.

SLES is a chemical surfactant that is made of a hydrocarbon chain bound to an alkali-bonded acid (sulphuric). A surfactant is a chemical compound that reduces the tension between two materials on the surface. It makes things slippery in super simple terms.

 The p...

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   January 09, 2021
  

Caustic Soda Flakes application in Water Treatment

Sodium hydroxide also referred to as lye, is a chemical compound with high alkaline content. Its chemical's properties make it suitable for use in a variety of different applications, including the development of cleaning materials, the purification of water, the production of paper products and many more. Sodium hydroxide is a powerful skin irritant because of the alkaline content, making it important to treat the substance with great care during commercial use.

In its pure f...

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   January 09, 2021
  

Importance of Ethyl Acetate


Ethyl acetate is a solvent used in many applications ranging from plastics and rubber, including printing inks, varnishes, and automotive care chemicals. Ethyl acetate is used in the food industry to manufacture flavourings and as an extraction solvent in the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture pharmaceuticals. Also, ethyl acetate is a common component of nail polish remover and cosmetics.

Ethyl acetate manufacturers consider ethyl acetate to be one of the lea...

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   December 15, 2020
  

Use of Diethyl Phthalate as a plasticizer

Phthalates is a group of materials that render plastics more flexibility and is used in a wide variety of products, including toys, porcelain tile and wall coverings, detergents, lubricating oils, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, blood bags and tubes, and some cosmetic and personal care products. Since phthalates are commonly used in many consumer goods, their safety has been thoroughly investigated and tested. Phthalates are basically a complex family of compounds, each with its own particular ...

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   December 15, 2020
  

Cocamidopropyl Betaine - Best Cleansing Agent

Cocamidopropyl betaine, which is often interchangeably called as coco betaine, is a naturally occurring surfactant procured from coconut oil. Slightly yellow in colour, this sticky substance has a slightly fatty scent. To manufacture Cocamidopropyl betaine, raw coconut oil is mixed with a colourless liquid called dimethylaminopropylamine to produce what is known as a surfactant.

Uses of Cocamidopropyl  

Cleaning personal care produ...

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   December 15, 2020
   Krushit Joshi - Associate Manager, ACE

How Can Caustic Soda Use In Manufacturing Of Soap?

Sodium hydroxide is also proclaimed as caustic soda or lye and used as a popular ingredient for making soap. While potassium hydroxide is more popular in liquid soap making, liquid soap can be made using caustic soda.

One of the most widely used chemicals by manufacturers is caustic soda which is a solid base with a wide variety of possible applications. Caustic soda is a water-soluble compound that is formed in pellets, granules, flakes or powders. Caustic sod...

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   December 15, 2020
  

What Is the Role Of Benzyl Alcohol in Pharmaceutical Industries?

Benzyl alcohol is a transparent, odourless colourless liquid that has gained extensive use in commerce due to a wide range of advantageous properties including comparatively mild toxicity, high polarity, solubility in water and other solvents, low vapour pressure, and slight pleasant aromatic smell. Though its main commercial applications are in fragrances and industrial processes as solvent and textile dye assistant, benzyl alcohol application in pharmaceutical sectors marks a significant ...

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   December 09, 2020
   Abhishek Tanna - Business Manager, ACE

Different Uses & Need Of Caustic Soda

Caustic soda also known as sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or lye is an exceptionally versatile alkali. It is a solid colourless or white product. It is a very common ingredient in cleaning supplies such as oven cleaning chemicals and drain cleaning chemicals. Caustic soda flakes are used in the manufacturing of soaps, detergents, and paper. It is also a co-product of chlorine production.

Caustic soda is easily dissolved in water and it causes a chemical reaction when it comes into contac...

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   December 09, 2020
   Nirzari Desai - Business Manager, MAX

Application & Uses Of Benzyl Alcohol especially in pharmaceutical sector

Have you ever come around a chemical called benzyl alcohol? Probably in cosmetics or skin products. Benzyl alcohol has become a very common chemical ingredient. But do we know how it works and uses of it? In the following article, we will see what benzyl alcohol is, its application, and its uses.

What is Benzyl Alcohol?

  • Benzyl alcohol is nothing but aromatic alcohol.
  • It is a colourless liquid with a mild aromatic scent.
  • Because ...

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   December 09, 2020
  

Important Things You Need To Know When Buying Chemicals

Chemicals have a wide range of applications. They find their use in almost every sector and have always been in great demand. Since so many industries are into using the chemicals, it creates the need for good chemical suppliers. You cannot just use any chemical for fulfilling your need. You need to purchase chemicals that meet the safety standards set by the state, that fit in the formulation for your end products and that can be used legally. The quality check is one of the major tasks th...

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   October 14, 2020
   Jay Patadia - Product Manager, MAX

Plasticizers Simplified

Sometimes we wonder, why a product made from PVC is rock hard and why another tends to bend and have flexibility like Rubber…right?

Well, the answer to this is simple...
PLASTICIZERS.
 
Plasticizers are Low in molecular weight and are added in synthetic polymers, commonly added to Plastics and Rubber, for multiple purposes, primary one of which is to increase the flexibili...

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   August 16, 2020
   Nrupika Solanki - Business Manager, ACE

TALC is more common than you think!

We all are familiar with the word TALC or TALCum Powder - a component used in many daily products, like cosmetics or makeup, soaps, paints & inks, in the foods we eat, rice and olive oil, paper for printing & writing and our household fixtures are also made up of TALC. However, most of us might not be aware of the fact that TALC is a mineral that emanates from different ores which can be blue, pale green, gray, pink, white, yellowish, or brownish-white to almost silver.

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   July 22, 2020
   Aishwarya Pillai - Associate Manager, ACE

Maize Starch & its Versatility

Maize Starch is one of the most versatile kitchen staples known to humankind. Even though it is used in the manufacturing process of most of the products used in our everyday routine, but it’s often under-utilized.
 
When talking about Maize Starch, it would be totally unfair if we don’t mention Mr. Thomas Kingsford. Thomas Kingsford invented Maize Starch in 1840 when he was working in a wheat starch factory owned by Colgate & Company in Jersey City. H...

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   July 18, 2020
   Shaunak Upadhyay - Head, Human Resource

Adding a new Career Dimension – Millennial Workforce

Organizations continuously grapple with the challenge of finding out ways and means by which they can keep the employees engaged in the workplace and help in making their careers more “fulfilling”. While monetary rewards are a product of employee achievement against the pre-decided goals, these days career discussions have started taking center stage. It needs to be emphasized that being “Fulfilled&rdquo...

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   July 14, 2020
   Vikram Bacha - Sr. Business Manager

What’s The Difference between Curcumin and Turmeric?

Ever wonder what is the difference between curcumin and turmeric? Both of them often accompany each other. Curcumin happens to be the most active ingredient in turmeric, and the many significant health benefits of turmeric are attributed to the presence of curcumin.
Turmeric is one of the most extensively used spices in South Asian cooking. It can be used for its color, flavor, and aroma. There is no doubt in its beneficial properties since it has been a part of various ancient medicin...

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   July 11, 2020
   Pramit Shah - Business Manager, ACE

SORBITOL TREND SETTER FOR REDUCING SUGAR

Popularity of eating healthy has increased immensely in las decade, giving birth to many different diets and many different “online health influencer “suggesting those diets.

As people look for effective ways to stay healthy or lose weight, the no-sugar diet has been trending and to cater this trend food and beverage industry are focusing heavily on the concept of “Low Sugar or Zero Sugar”. But are you aware what exactly goes in this food...

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   June 24, 2020
   Dhruval Upadhyay - Business Manager, MAX

An Outlook on Sunscreen Ingredients

When it comes to sun protection, the science is clear. Health experts agree that using sunscreen is important during outdoor summer activities to protect the skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Too much sun exposure can cause sunburns, premature skin aging and skin cancer.
A sunscreen labelled “broad spectrum” provides UV protection across both the UVB and UVA range. Most of the sunscreen manufacturers consider SPF (Sun Protection Factor) while formulating sun...

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   May 28, 2020
  

An essential raw material with varied applications: White Mineral Oil


It is always interesting to know who found White Mineral Oil for the first time which has become indispensable for many industries.
 
White oil is similar to petrolatum, which is better known by its brand name, Vaseline, a jellied mixture of solid and liquid hydrocarbons first manufactured out of Pennsylvania crude oil in 1872. Vaseline took the pharmaceutical world by storm after the 1876 Centennial Exposition, so much so that “Vaseline” is now virtually a...

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   May 22, 2020
   Abhishek Tanna - Business Manager, ACE

Caustic Soda – A Basic Chemical with Versatile Applications

Caustic Soda also known as sodium hydroxide is a basic product that is widely used in a diverse range of industrial sectors, either as a raw material or as an auxiliary chemical. It is commercially sold in two forms: the first one is a solution (diluted) also known as lye, with various concentrations usually in the 30-32% & 48-50% range, and the second one is in the solid form as fla...

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   May 20, 2020
   Pramit Shah - Business Manager, ACE

Glycerin: A key raw material for Chemical Industry.


With more and more stringent environmental norms backed up by public awareness, the chemical industry is witnessing a revolution in every decade which has opened up avenues for researchers to find newer applications of products like Glycerin which is a building block for chemical industry.
 
Glycerol (also called glycerin or glycerin) is a simple polyol compound. Glycerin is the common term for Propane-1, 2, 3-triol. Glycerin is a sugar alcohol and the simplest tr...

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   May 11, 2020
   Sohil Parikh - Sr. Manager, International Business

Detergent – The Present and Future

Detergent – In simplest form it is a group of Chemicals which are used for cleaning.

Hygiene – It is an inerasable part of life which we as humans are playing in our day to day life. Humans the most civilized creatures on globe consciously or unconsciously are maintaining hygiene conditions. We humans have a tendency to live and believe in healthful living. When we term hygiene than it is closely linked to personal hygiene and the most commonly names c...

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   May 08, 2020
  

Methylene Chloride - A sweet sinister solvent

Are you worried that your decaf coffee is contaminated? Or how are you supposed to remove the grease from the plant equipments without spillage?  The answer is here. Methylene Chloride is a colourless, non flammable, volatile, heavy liquid with a pleasant ethereal odour. Its outstanding solvent properties are the basis of its principal industrial interest. It ...

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   April 30, 2020
  

Sodium Sulphate - The Omni Present!

While staring out of that glass window with a cup of coffee in hand or ensuring the best of the care for your expensive clothes or feeling those amazing fabric dyed with eye catchy colors when you are on a shopping spree (irrespective of the gender) or while scribbling on to that paper in front of you, there is one thing that is in the DNA of the process for the production of these finished products and that Omni present component is Sodium Sulphate. Sodium sulphate (also known as Di sodium sulp...

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   April 27, 2020
   Jay Bhami - NPD

COVID-19 and its impact on Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)

Since it was first registered in China last year, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread across the world and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be underestimated for some countries. Till now more than 2,000,000 cases, more than 170,000 deaths occurred all over the globe. USA, Italy, Spain, France and many more countries were hit hard by this deadly virus. The virus originated in China, has now spread to a...

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   April 17, 2020
   Unnati Gala - Manager, CorpCom

New revolution of CSR – pertaining to the Indian context

In today’s scenario, voluntary organisations and activists have been incentivized to leverage more control over social issues that had so far been lacking due to corporate negligence. Local communities are glad to learn that corporates are now compelled to do something good for their vicinity; perhaps the government is also pleased with the thought that millions of rupees are flowing into the system in the guise of community development.

From what we − as citizens o...

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   April 06, 2020
   Dipen Bhatia - Head, International Business (ACE)

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Food & Beverage Industry World Wide

COVID-19, the disease spread by the novel coronavirus SARS-nCoV-2, has quickly spread to six continents and caused a public health emergency in more than 30 countries in Asia and Europe. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and urged countries to plan their preparedness and response actions in line with the WHO Global Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.

The impact of Coronavirus...

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   March 08, 2020
   Priya Patel - Business Manager, Int'nl Marketing

Benzaldehyde: Capturing the Right Essence

Benzaldehyde is simple chemical substance with bitter almond odor having a Benzene Ring attached to an Aldehyde group; however its simplicity is its key essence as it can react with variety of other molecules leading to formulation of complex and useful compounds.

Benzaldehyde is available in natural form and can also be manufactured synthetically.

In 1803, French Pharmaci...