Sodium bicarbonate is a critical product used in the increasing need for kidney dialysis and other intensive care treatments. It is used as a buffering agent, providing bicarbonate ions to balance the pH during blood purification.
Tata Chemicals Europe manufactures high purity products to EP/USP quality for use in haemodialysis. We tailor our products to supply a medium granular grade for use in solution preparation and an ultra-coarse grade for use in cartridge systems
High-purity sodium bicarbonate is also used as an alkali in the pharmaceutical industry. The high purity of sodium bicarbonate manufactured at Tata Chemicals Europe conforms to the standards of the European Pharmacopoeia and United States Pharmacopoeia.
Sodium bicarbonate is a vital ingredient in the production of over-the-counter drugs such as effervescent antacids, vitamin supplements, analgesic tablets and powders, toothpaste and antacid gel formulations. In addition, sodium bicarbonate in the form of an effervescent solution is also effective in cleaning dentures.
Crex® and sodium bicarbonate are also used in the formulation of bathing products. Another TCL product that finds applications in the pharmaceutical industry is pure salt.