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About Soda Ash. Sodium Carbonate (a.k.a. Soda Ash, Na2CO3) is a white, odorless, and water-soluble inorganic salt. It is obtained in anhydrous and three hydrated (mono, hepta, and decahydrate) forms. Due to its high production at a moderately low cost in the Solvay process in conjunction with its alkaline properties, Sodium Carbonate is used in the manufacturing of a variety of products, such as paper, glass, soaps, and detergents.

Soda Ash Handling. Sodium Carbonate is immensely hygroscopic, so in transportation and/or storage it absorbs water and undergoes slow changes in structure. Its transportation and storage should be done in hermetically closed containments. It is not flammable and has low toxicity. Two types of tanker vehicles are used for bulk deliveries, tipper and non-tipper, and both are discharged pneumatically. Standard packages are 25 kg LDPE bags and 1000 kg coated woven polypropylene. Transport by water is made by vessels with capacities from 1200 to 5000 t, being predominantly equipped with box-type dry cargo holds and ungeared, and by ungeared barges with capacities ranging from 250 to 1500 t.

Soda Ash Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Soda Ash are listed below.

  • Extraction from the mining deposits (such as trona and nahcolite deposits),
  • Sodium chloride + ammonia + limestone (Solvay process; ammonia-soda process),
  • Steam reformed carbon dioxide + sodium chloride
  • Limestone and coal, with the addition of sulfuric acid (Leblanc process)

Soda Ash Uses.The uses and applications of Sodium Carbonate may vary according to its specification. Essentially, there are two very similar Sodium Carbonate grades: light (500-600 kg/m3) and dense (1,050-1,150 kg/m3). Both are anhydrous and have a 99.6% minimum purity.

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Soda Ash Price Outlook. The price of Soda Ash (United States) decreased during April 2019 to 220 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight decline of 3% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Soda Ash (United States) increased by 5%. Meanwhile, the average price of Soda Ash (China) amounted to 295 USD per metric ton, from 319 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Soda Ash (China) is 0.7% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Soda Ash (Southeast Asia) rose slightly throughout April 2019, reaching 259 USD per metric ton.  The price is 2% higher than the average price in the previous month and 8% higher than the average price one year before. In contrast, the prices of Soda Ash (Middle East) increased modestly during April 2019, reaching 187 USD per metric ton, which means a rise of 0.5% from the previous month’s price and a rise of 4% from the previous year’s price. 

The prices of Soda Ash (Europe) experienced a modest rise of 1 USD per metric ton from the prior month's price, to 258 USD per metric ton. Such price movement meant a rise of 0.4% on a monthly basis and a decrease of 8% on a yearly basis. On the other hand, in April 2019, the price of Soda Ash (South America) witnessed a rise of 1 USD per metric ton when compared against the previous month's price, to 212 USD per metric ton. The April 2019 price is 8% higher than the price one year before. 

About Soda Ash. Sodium Carbonate (a.k.a. Soda Ash, Na2CO3) is a white, odorless, and water-soluble inorganic salt. It is obtained in anhydrous and three hydrated (mono, hepta, and decahydrate) forms. Due to its high production at a moderately low cost in the Solvay process in conjunction with its alkaline properties, Sodium Carbonate is used in the manufacturing of a variety of products, such as paper, glass, soaps, and detergents.

Soda Ash Handling. Sodium Carbonate is immensely hygroscopic, so in transportation and/or storage it absorbs water and undergoes slow changes in structure. Its transportation and storage should be done in hermetically closed containments. It is not flammable and has low toxicity. Two types of tanker vehicles are used for bulk deliveries, tipper and non-tipper, and both are discharged pneumatically. Standard packages are 25 kg LDPE bags and 1000 kg coated woven polypropylene. Transport by water is made by vessels with capacities from 1200 to 5000 t, being predominantly equipped with box-type dry cargo holds and ungeared, and by ungeared barges with capacities ranging from 250 to 1500 t.

Soda Ash Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Soda Ash are listed below.

  • Extraction from the mining deposits (such as trona and nahcolite deposits),
  • Sodium chloride + ammonia + limestone (Solvay process; ammonia-soda process),
  • Steam reformed carbon dioxide + sodium chloride
  • Limestone and coal, with the addition of sulfuric acid (Leblanc process)

Soda Ash Uses.The uses and applications of Sodium Carbonate may vary according to its specification. Essentially, there are two very similar Sodium Carbonate grades: light (500-600 kg/m3) and dense (1,050-1,150 kg/m3). Both are anhydrous and have a 99.6% minimum purity.

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