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Soda lye NaOH

Offered by ANWIL S.A.

Sodium hydroxide is one of the primary chemicals used in virtually all industries.

Soda lye is manufactured under the licence of Germany’s UHDE GmbH, using the membrane method.


Sodium hydroxide is one of the primary chemicals used in virtually all industries. It is used both as feedstock (sodium carrier) in various types of synthesis for the production of ionic surfactants, in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. to manufacture aspirin, salicylic acid, sulfanilamides), to produce aluminium from the processing of bauxites, to manufacture water glass from silica, for the production of fats and soaps, and in many other types of organic and inorganic synthesis.

It is also widely used as an auxiliary material in the cellulose and paper industry for bleaching cellulose pulp, for bleaching, dyeing and preserving dyes in the textile and viscose industries, in the processing of crude oil, in the refining of oils, in petrochemical processes, in the manufacture of synthetic dyes, processing of liquid coking products, treatment of water for industrial applications, wastewater treatment, and in the food industry (dairies, breweries, meat processing plants, sugar refineries) as a cleaning and disinfecting agent. Sodium hydroxide in solid form can also be used as a catalyst (or activator) in rapeseed oil transesterification to produce biodiesel.

Packaging and transport

Rail tank cars with load capacity of ca 50 tonnes and road tankers with load capacity of ca 24 tonnes.


Soda lye is subject to the ADR and RID regime.

  • UN Number 1824.
  • Proper shipping name (ADR): SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION.
  • Official shipping name (RID): SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLUTION.
  • Class 8.
  • Packing group II


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Krzysztof Pietrzak


+48 242 021 327
+48 665 651 658


Patrycja Kowalska


+48 242 021 338
+48 665 555 128


Rafał Włodkowski


+48 242 021 313
+48 663 633 273


Customer Service Office

Małgorzata Bilińska


+48 242 021 328
+48 609 160 255


Monika Genert


+48 242 021 337
+48 665 446 355


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