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Soda Ash

Soda Ash is a white powdered or granular material with the chemical formula Na2CO3. It is an alkali chemical, which is an essential component for many products. This product is used in the manufacturing of glass, detergents, lithium-based batteries, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, etc.  

ArChem provides Soda Ash and other raw chemical materials such as Ammonium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrate, LABSA, SLES, Caustic soda and Ammonium Chloride for various industrial applications. Additionally, ArChem provides customers with other chemical products including Nitrocellulose, Nitrocellulose solution, organic solvents, etc. for further information please contact our technical sales team in ArChem.  

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What is Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate)?


Soda Ash (also known as Sodium Carbonate) is an inorganic compound, which has been used in many industries. There are three grades of Soda Ash, including:

Dense Soda Ash 

Dense Soda Ash is an anhydrous substance. This grade of Sodium Carbonate is mostly used in the manufacturing of glass.

Light Soda Ash 

 Light Soda Ash is used as a buffering agent in different industrial processes.

Washing Soda 

 Washing Soda is mostly used in soaps and detergents.

Soda Ash Technical Properties 

Archem Soda Ash is the water-soluble sodium salt of carbonic acid. Chemical and physical properties of ArChem Soda Ash are:

Molecular FormulaNa2CO3
IUPAC nameDisodium carbonate
Cas Number497-19-8
Molecular weight105.988 g/mol
Density2.54 gcm–3
Boiling Point1600 °C
FlashpointNot Applicable
Melting Point851 °C
FlammabilityNot combustible

Soda Ash Application 

Archem Sodium Carbonate is a white, odorless powder with a strongly alkaline taste. Common applications of sodium carbonate include:

  • Glass industry
  • Soap and detergent production
  • Lithium-based batteries
  • Adhesives
  • Pulp and paper production
  • Water softening
  • Manufacture of sodium compounds like borax

Soda Ash Production

Soda Ash is produced by two main methods, natural production and synthetic production.

Natural Soda Ash production 

In this method, Soda Ash is produced by extracting Trona ore. Then, it is prepared with some separation processes like filtering, crystallization and drying.

Synthetic Soda Ash production 

Synthetic Soda Ash is produced by the Solvay method. Sodium chloride is reacted with calcium carbonate in the presence of ammonia. Soda Ash which is produced in this procedure, is more costly than the natural production method.

Soda ash (sodium carbonate) supplier and distributor

To buy Soda ash, you should first find soda ash suppliers and distributors around the world. There are different ways to find the best suppliers and distributors. Some of these ways are:

  • Attending exhibitions focused on the chemical industry can give you the opportunity to meet suppliers and distributors.
  • Contacting manufacturers of soda ash directly and inquire about their distribution network.
  • Local chemical suppliers or distributors may have soda ash in their product portfolio for you.
  • Connecting with manufacturers, distributors, or chemical buyers. They may be able to provide recommendations to reliable soda ash suppliers.

When contacting suppliers or distributors, it’s essential to inquire about their product availability, pricing, minimum order quantities, delivery options, and any other information for your specific needs. ArChem is one of the best suppliers of raw chemical materials at the international level. our partnerships with top suppliers in the market enable us to provide the highest quality Soda ash for different industries.

Soda Ash Storage 

Storage conditions of ArChem Soda Ash are listed below:

  • Soda Ash should be stored in a cool and dry area.
  • This product should be stored away from acids.
  • Prolonged storage may cause product to cake from atmospheric moisture.
  • It is necessary to use air conveying systems for bulk transfer to storage.

Soda Ash Health Hazards 

Prolonged inhalation of soda ash dusts may irritate nose, throat, and lungs. Prolonged contact may cause skin irritation. Plus, ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, and diarrhea.

Some of necessary first-aid measures are described as below:

  • If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
  • In case of eye contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
  • In case of skin contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient.

Operators should wash hands before breaks and after work. they should use personal protective equipment and wear chemical impermeable gloves, when handling soda ash to avoid contact with the body, skin, and eyes.

Raw chemical materials are used in the production of chemicals, cosmetics, disinfectants, pharmaceuticals and in food industry. ArChem provides customers with the best quality raw chemical materials and competitive prices on the market.
Please contact us for a price quote, to request detailed product information and specifications, or to have a sales representative call or visit.



What is Soda Ash used for? 

Soda Ash is used in the manufacturing of glass, detergents, lithium-based batteries, pharmaceuticals, etc.

What is the other name of Soda Ash? 

Soda Ash also known as washing soda and soda crystals.

What is the price of Soda Ash? 

ArChem raw chemical materials can be purchased in a variety of volumes. Depending on your orders, Prices are different. for more information, please contact our technical sales team in ArChem.

Is Soda Ash toxic? 

Sodium Carbonate in solid form or in very concentrated solution, can be potentially harmful.

What is the CAS number of Soda Ash?

The CAS number of Soda Ash is 497-19-8.

What is the HS code for Soda Ash? 

The HS code of Soda ash is 28362020.

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