The soaps and detergents industry is a major customer of Tata Chemicals Europe, and our products can be found in popular brands and products around the world.
Soda ash is used in a range of laundry and cleaning compound formulations to enhance cleansing properties: as a builder to emulsify oil stains, to reduce the deposit of dirt during washing and rinsing, to provide alkalinity for cleaning, and to soften laundry water.
Sodium bicarbonate is used where a milder detergent is required. Its limited solubility is also advantageous in the production of hard surface cleaners.
Our product, Crex®, is a unique crystalline form of sodium sesquicarbonate, which is classified as a non-irritant and therefore lends itself for use in a range of consumer products. Crex® offers an intermediate pH/alkalinity that lies between soda ash and sodium bicarbonate. Its builder properties are such that it can be formulated into detergents or added as a water softener.