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From everyday plastics to engineered systems developed to push the boundaries of performance, polymeric materials cover an extremely broad range of technologies and applications. One common feature still unites those products. They all rely on high quality raw materials to excel in their targeted markets. With inorganic salts and alcoholates produced under the expertise of BASF chemists in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and with application development specialists available to support users in the field, BASF is ideally positioned to provide the inorganic chemicals that customers need to succeed.

Examples of applications include:

Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride

  • Synthesis of advanced thermoplastics

Sodium Methylate and Sodium Ethylate

  • Production of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA / PVOH)
  • Processing of silicones

Ammonium Carbonate , Ammonium Bicarbonate and Ammonium Chloride

  • Rubber and foamed plastics
  • PTFE polymers
  • Paints and coatings
  • Specialty functionalized polymers

Sodium Nitrite

  • Polymer inhibitor and blowing agent

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Inorganics for polymeric materials

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Product Packaging Shelf Life
(months)
Appearance Attributes SDS TDS Share
Sodium Methylate
30% Solution Bulk 24 Clear, colorless to slightly yellowish, viscous liquid

A strong base in methanol solution for transesterification reaction, alkylation, and ethoxylation

NaOCH3 content 28.9 – 31.0

TDS
Crystals 10 x 10 KG Drum 24 Fine, white, crystallin, hygroscopic powder

A strong base for deprotonation

NaOCH3 content min. 97.5

TDS
Sodium Ethylate
21% Solution Bulk / 180 KG Drum, 800 KG Drum 24 Clear, slightly yellowish to slightly brown, viscous liquid

A strong base in ethanol solution for alkylation and ethoxylation

NaOC2H5 content 19.7 – 21.5

TDS
Ammonium Bicarbonate
N Food Grade 25 KG & 50 LB 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent, 7500-10000 mg/kg MgCO3

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.9

TDS
Industrial Grade 25 KG & 50 LB 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent, max 1 g/100 g MgCO3

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.0

H Food Grade 25 KG 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent, max 3500 mg/kg MgCO3

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.5

TDS
F Food Grade 25 KG 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent, max 5500 mg/kg MgCO3

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.3

O Food Grade 25 KG & 50 LB 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia; tend to cake

Untreated grade without anti-caking agent

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.9

TDS
SH Food Grade 25 KG & 50 LB 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent up to 5000 ppm

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.3

TDS
Ammonium Carbonate
Food Grade 25 KG 6 Fine, colourless crystals with a strong ammoniacal odour. Product cakes during storage

Source of ammonia and CO2 through thermal decomposition

NH3 content 30.5 – 34.0 & CO2 content min. 55.6

TDS
S Grade with Magnesium Carbonate 25 KG 6 Fine, colourless crystals with a strong ammoniacal odour.

Mixture of ammonium carbonate (E503i) and magnesium carbonate (E504). Each fulfill separately the purity criteria for food additives set by Directive (EU) 231/2012.

NH3 content 30.5 – 34.0 & CO2 content min. 55.6

Anticaking agent (MgCO3)

Ammonium Chloride
NA Grade 1000 KG, 25 KG 24 White, fine crystalline powder

Technical grade with anti-caking up to 0.05

NH4Cl content min. 99.7

TDS
Aluminum Chloride
Ground 1050 KG, 250 KG, 50 KG Drum 6 White to slightly yellow or grey hygroscopic material

Catalyst and flocculant

AlCl3 content min. 99.0

TDS
Screened 1000 KG, 230 KG, 50 KG 6 White to slightly yellow or grey hygroscopic material

Catalyst and flocculant

AlCl3 content min. 99.0

TDS
Sodium Nitrite
HQ FF Technical Grade 1000 KG, 25 KG 36 White to slightly yellow crystalline product

High purity product via synthetic manufacturing

NaNO2 content min. 99.0

TDS

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