Formally known as sodium hydroxide, caustic soda beads are small white solid spheres that are soluble in water, methanol, and ethanol. They have a wide variety of applications that include personal care, the petroleum extraction industry, biodiesel production, water treatment, textiles, soap manufacturing, paper making, and hundreds of others. Caustic soda beads function not only as an acidity regulator, but also as an alkali and in the addition of pigment to both textiles and plastics. As caustic soda becomes highly corrosive on contact with water, caustic soda beads should be kept in a sealed container at all times to minimize the potential for accidental exposure to water. Cool dry storage areas are also requisite for safe storage and handling. Forming caustic soda into beads makes for easier storage and measuring quantities when adding specific quantities of the compound in the water processing, food manufacturing, and numerous other commercial and industrial processes.
Personal Care and Cosmetics