Enriching minerals and pigments for the benefits of consumers

Minerals and pigments are key ingredients to bring color and functionality to essential products, such as coatings and plastics. In order to support those essential industries, technologies of inorganic chemicals have been developed to enhance the production of those materials and help them bring the performance and esthetics that consumers expect. As the producer and user of those inorganic chemicals, BASF offers the quality, reliability and product attributes needed for optimal bleaching, dyeing and other manufacturing processes.

Examples of applications include:

Hydrosulfites

  • Bleaching agent for kaolin with porcelain production and carbonate products in filler and coating applications

Sodium Methylate

  • Catalyst for pigments production

Aluminum Chloride

  • Additive in the production of titanium dioxide pigments from titanium tetrachloride
  • Auxiliary in the synthesis of dyes and pigments

Ferric Chloride

  • Oxidant for indigotic dyes

Sodium Nitrite

  • Intermediate in the production of azo dyes

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Inorganics for minerals & pigments

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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

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

A strong base for deprotonation

NaOCH3 content min. 97.5

SDS TDS
Hydrosulfite
Hydrosulfite F 50 KG & 110 KG Drum 12 White, crystalline powder

Formate-based, fast-dissolving dithionite

Sodium dithionite content min. 88.0

SDS TDS
HydroBlue®90 50 KG & 110 KG Drum 24 White powder, dust- and odor-free

Improved shelf-life stability, reduced odor and dust, compared to F grade

Sodium dithionite content min. 90.0

SDS TDS
HydroBlue®92 50 KG & 110 KG Drum 24 White powder, dust- and odor-free

Improved shelf-life stability, reduced odor and dust, compared to F grade

Sodium dithionite content of more than 91.0%

Ferric Chloride
Anhydrous 998 KG, 60 KG Drum 12 Dark green to black crystalline powder

Strong oxidizing agent with hexagonal layer structure

FeCl3 content min. 98.7

SDS 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

SDS 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

SDS 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

SDS TDS

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