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Caustic Soda or Caustic is another name to describe Sodium Hydroxide. Caustic Soda is also known as Lye and NaOH. Caustic Soda can trace its history back to the times of Ancient Egypt when evidence has shown that it was used in its form of Lye for early soap-making processes.
Today, Caustic Soda is one of the most widely used chemicals both in industry and in the home. It is present ina host of cleaning products, particularly in drain cleaners as it produces heat when mixed with water. This production of heat when water is present is known chemically as an 'exothermic' reaction. Sodium Hydroxide is mixed with other chemicals and, together with the presence of water, this enables it to readily dissolve grease, oil and fat - it even dissolves hair.
Caustic Soda is widely used in industry for a wide-ranging number of applications including paper manufacturing, oil drilling, food preparation and production of Aluminium, all of which processes rely on Sodium Hydroxide.
Caustic Soda is classified as 'Corrosive' and strict legislation governs its packaging, labelling and transport. Potential hazards of Caustic include serious burns to skin, eyes and internal organs and great care must be taken when handling or working with this product. Further detailed information on Caustic Soda packaging, labelling, transport and hazards can be found on the relevant pages of this website. We would urge you to familiarise yourself with the potential hazards of the product before handling or using it and take great care to use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as advised.
In solid form, Caustic Soda is generally available as flake or pellets, both of which are highly 'Corrosive' and must be handled with care.
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