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Industrial Coatings For Ammonium Nitrate – Ecodur 201

Ammonium nitrate is a synthetically produced chemical compound made of nitric acid and the salt of ammonia. Ammonium nitrate can also be found naturally as a crust in the ground in the driest regions of the Atacama Desert in Chile.   Ammonium nitrate has a variety of interesting uses including:   1. Fertilizer If you [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Ferric Chloride – Ecodur 201

  Ferric chloride is an industrial scale commodity chemical compound. It’s a pretty cool looking chemical because it shows up as different colors in different lighting. For example, in reflected light it looks dark green, but with transmitted light, it looks purple/red.   There are many industrial uses for ferric chloride. It is used in [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Sodium Hypochlorite – Ecodur 201

source   Sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) is commonly used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent. When the chemical compounds of sodium hypochlorite are dissolved in water it is commonly known as bleach or liquid bleach. In 1789, Claude Berthollet discovered the chemical by passing chlorine gas through a solution of sodium carbonate.   The U.S. [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Formaldehyde – Ecodur 201

  You may have heard that formaldehyde is a potentially dangerous chemical. But did you know the chemical is naturally present in your body? In fact it is found in the bloodstream of humans and other primates at concentrations of approximately 0.1 millimolar due to the metabolism of endogenous amino acids.   What is formaldehyde? [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Hexane – Ecodur 201

If you remember high school chemistry classes well, you’ll remember learning about Hexane, the hydrocarbon that makes up a large part of gasoline.   Hexane is produced by refining crude oil. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature and has no odor in its pure form. It also has a boiling point of between [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Sodium Hydroxide – Ecodur 201

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), otherwise known as caustic soda or lye is a white solid available in pellets, flakes, granules, and as prepared solutions at different concentrations.   The history   Sodium hydroxide was first used as early as the Ancient Egyptian and Babylonian times. According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, the inhabitants “discovered, presumably [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Formic Acid – Agrathane 530

  History Formic acid is a pungent, colorless liquid that is derived from the Latin word formica, which means ant because the acid occurs naturally in them.   In the 15th Century alchemists and naturalists realized that anthills gave off acidic vapors. The first person to describe the isolation of formic acid by the distillation [...]

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Industrial Coatings for Chlorine – Ecodur 201

  If you’ve ever swum in a swimming pool, you’ll be familiar with chlorine, the unique smelling chemical that keeps pools squeaky clean.   So what is this chemical that we’ve been swimming in since we were kids?   The History of Chlorine   Strangely, chlorine doesn’t exist individually as it combines with nearly every [...]

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