Makeup Chemicals | Sustainability Solutions
As a cost-effective alternative to virgin caustic, Merichem® provides the pulp and paper and other industries with recyclable caustic products from caustic treating operations in various refinery and petrochemical processes. In addition to reducing chemical costs, this approach helps companies achieve sustainability goals by promoting beneficial reuse. Recyclable caustic products are cost-effective solutions used in a variety of industrial applications, including:
- Soda and/or Sulfur makeup chemicals
- Caustic soda and white liquor substitutes
- Alkalinity sources for pH adjustment
Focused on Quality
More than just suppliers of recyclable chemicals, we are experts in spent caustic products. From treating to handling, we apply 360‑degree control of the process, ensuring that our solutions are able to meet a wide range of end user specifications. Committed to meeting the highest quality standards, we analyze the chemical composition of shipments and conduct monthly sampling and testing for product inventoried in our various storage tanks.
Recyclable Caustic Products We Offer:
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)
Also known as caustic soda, this highly valued commodity chemical is typically used as a cooking liquor component in Kraft pulping and to adjust pH in other applications.
Potassium Hydroxide (KOH)
Also known as caustic potash, KOH is a strong base with a wide variety of industrial and manufacturing uses.
Sodium Hydrosulfide (NaHS)
Offered in weaker concentrations (from 15 to 25%), NaHS is often preferred to salt cake or emulsified sulfur for sulfidity control in Kraft pulp mills.
Recyclable Caustic vs. Virgin Caustic
Recyclable alternatives from Merichem® can save you up to 85 percent over virgin caustic.
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Merichem® has decades of expertise with recyclable caustic products. If you have a question or challenge let us know.
A History of Excellence
From its first year, Merichem’s corporate mission was to take the unwanted by-product caustics from refineries and manufacture usable products from them. Merichem® founders John Files and Ed Lewis always saw the company as an environmental service to refiners and to the communities surrounding refineries.
Capabilities and Logistics
We are continually expanding our capabilities to meet our clients’ evolving needs. In addition to providing recyclable caustic products, Merichem® offers contaminant removal technologies, engineering, fabrication, testing, technology licensing and supply chain capabilities available worldwide.