Hydrochloric acid is a “workhorse” chemical as it is incredibly useful in a wide variety of ways. Some of the key use cases of hydrochloric acid include the production of batteries, photoflash bulbs and fireworks, and to process steel. It’s also useful in processing sugar and making gelatin. Hydrochloric acid is a highly sensitive chemical substance that requires adequate safety precautions. This acid has a sharp odor and is highly corrosive, which means that it damages most things it comes into contact with. In case you are wondering how such a reactive liquid can be stored without ruining its container, plastic containers, such as those made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) stand up very well for the storage of this acid.
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Top suppliers of hydrochloric acid
BASF was founded in the year 1865 and is currently headquartered in Germany. BASF is known to be the largest chemical producer in the world. The company’s products and solutions primarily aim at conserving resources, ensuring good nutrition, and improving quality of life. Their product portfolio includes chemicals, plastics, performance chemicals, catalysts, coatings, crop technology, crude oil, and natural gas exploration and production. BASF offers hydrochloric acid in various grades, meeting always highest purity standards.
Having a rich history of over 350 years, Merck KGaA is the world’s oldest operating chemical and pharmaceutical company in the world. Merck KGaA is a global company with approximately 53,000 employees spanning across 66 countries. In the year 1967, the company initiated its involvement in liquid crystals, leading to its market-leading role today. Liquid crystals account for a major chunk of the company’s profits at present. Currently, the company is the world leader in producing liquid crystals for Flat-TV’s and monitors.
Kemira was founded in the year 1920 in Finland. In the initial years, the company focused on meeting the growing needs for chemistries in the industrial, mining and fertilizer sectors. Over several decades, the company gained expertise in several including- paints, pigments, manufacturing, textile fibers, and other materials. The company’s pure hydrochloric acid is made by using membrane grade (BAT) chlorine, hydrogen, and demineralized water.
This American biotechnology product development company was founded in the year 2006 by the merger of two companies-Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific. The company currently operates in over 50 countries with a total workforce of approximately 70,000 employees. One of the key features of the hydrochloric acid offered by this company is that it is packaged in ampules to eliminate contamination and ensure product integrity.
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