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Types of Chemicals Used For Industrial Purposes

Press Release   •   Oct 17, 2012 17:00 IST

Different types of chemicals are used for laboratory and industrial purposes. Chromic acid is one of the widely used chemical to clean glassware in laboratories. In addition to cleaning laboratory glassware, this acid is used to manufacture wood preservatives. It is also used in the process of chrome plating.

Important Uses of Chromic Acid

Clean glassware: All scientific laboratories require clean and sterilized glassware for experiments. It must be physically and bacteriologically sterile and clean. Chromic acid is used to clean glassware that is clouded with heavy organic material. Since this acid is quite strong, it oxidizes this type of contamination quite easily. However, it is quite important to use safety methods to clean glassware using chromic acid. Safety gloves and glasses should be worn while using this acid to clean the glassware.

Plating purposes: Chromic acid is also used as a plating ingredient in chromium plating. A perfect chrome finish is obtained by using this ingredient on plastics and metals.

Wood preservation: It is also widely used for wood preservation in industrial sectors. Wood treated with this acid tends to lasts for more than 30 years. It helps to prevent fungal and insect attacks on the wood. Chromium based preservatives are used on most of the wood products so that it lasts for a long period of time.

Other Types of Industrial Chemicals

Stearic acid: It is a saturated fatty acid with a wide variety of uses. It is used as an ingredient in industrial products, cosmetics and food. It is mainly extracted from different types of oils, animal fat and vegetable fat.

This acid is basically used to make candles as it can strengthen the candles by hardening the wax. It also helps to improve the consistency and durability of the candles.

It is also widely used in the production of soaps. It is seldom used as a primary ingredient as it lacks solubility and therefore it is used as an additive. The acid is also used in shampoos to obtain a pearly consistency.

As it thickens and binds the products, it is also widely used in lotions, deodorants and creams. The acid is used in cosmetics as it prevents streaking and smudging of cosmetics for a long period of time.

It is also used to prevent oxidization and therefore it is used to coat aluminum and iron so that it can be stored for an extended time period.

Citric acid

This type of acid is naturally found in citrus fruits like lemon, orange and lime. It is used for a wide variety of purposes. The acid can be used as a cleaning agent as it helps to dissolve hard water stains. It also helps to remove stains from copper and brass. It is widely used in shampoos and soaps as it is a natural anti-oxidant. It is used in facial creams and lotions as it helps to repair the skin.

There are various other types of chemicals and acids which are used for industrial and laboratory purposes. Most of these chemicals can be bought from online stores according to specific requirements.

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