Sodium hydroxide is a white, odorless solid. The fabric is very hydrophilic and absorbs moisture from the air. When dissolved in water or neutralized with an acid, it gives off a tremendous amount of heat. This heat can be enough to ignite combustible materials. Sodium hydroxide is highly corrosive and should be handled with exterme caution. Safety equipment is mandatory and absolutely must not be neglected!
Sodium hydroxide is commonly used in the production of soap, rayon, paper, dyes and petroleum products. It is also used in cotton processing, laundering and bleaching, metal cleaning and processing, oxide coating, electroplating and electrolytic extraction. Because of the danger of that substance, we ask our customers to specify the intentions of use for the product.