Sodium chloride


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Tata Chemicals manufactures high-quality industrial salt at its UK facility.

Undried vacuum

Standard UV
Conforming to BS998:1990 'Vacuum Salt for Food Use', this undried vacuum salt has a maximum moisture content of 3 percent. It contains an anti-caking agent and an assay of minimum 99.9 percent (sodium chloride on a dry basis).

Pad White
Pad white salt is available all year round for non-food use and de-icing purposes.

Pure dried vacuum

Glacia standard PDV
The standard grade pure dried vacuum salt, Standard PDV, conforms to 'BS998:1990 – Vacuum Salt for Food Use'. It contains a minimum of 99.9 percent NaCl with a bulk density between 1.22 and 1.32 gcm3. A typical sieve analysis is as follows:

  • 100 percent passes through 1400-micron sieve
  • Max 8 percent retained on 850-micron sieve
  • Max 56 percent retained on 425-micron sieve
  • Max 91 percent retained on 300-micron sieve

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Iodised PDV
Iodised PDV is suitable for any application where supplementary iodine is required. An approved iodine-containing compound is added to standard PDV in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and the European Union. The flexibility of the manufacturing process enables the additive (potassium iodate) content to be adjusted to meet specific customer requirements or national legislation.

Due to the nature of the manufacturing process, we do have minimum volume requirements for iodised salt. Additionally, these products are manufactured to order, which may mean longer lead times than our standard grades.

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Glacia fine 50
It is a finer grade of pure dried vacuum salt with the same chemical characteristics but with a bulk density between 1.16 and 1.27 gcm3. A typical sieve analysis is as follows: max. 5 percent retained on 300 micron sieve. Max. 81.5 percent retained on 180 micron sieve.

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Glacia fine 60
Our finest grade of crystalline pure dried vacuum salt – the same chemical characteristics but a bulk density between 1.16 and 1.23 gcm3. A typical sieve analysis is as follows: max. 5 percent retained on 250 micron sieve. Max. 54 percent retained on 180 micron sieve.

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Industrial vacuum salt
An industrial grade PDV suitable for applications not requiring the same stringent quality as our food grade range.

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Tanker fine
In this grade, a maximum of 4.5 percent is retained on a 710 micron sieve and 95 percent on a 180 micron sieve. This grade has been especially designed for use in the cheese manufacturing industry. This product is available in limited quantities.

Water-softening products

Aquasol
A "pillow" shaped briquette for small to medium-sized domestic water softeners. Aquasol is compressed from fine salt to minimise breaking or chipping formulated to dissolve efficiently without bridging in the salt reservoir.

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Granulite
Salt chips or granules used largely for light commercial water-softening applications made from our PDV and ideally suited for use in domestic water softeners and dishwashers. Sized at 2–6mm to dissolve rapidly and work efficiently, Glacia Granulite is recommended by leading water softener manufacturers, as indeed is the whole compacted product range.

Both products are available in 25kg and 10kg bags, palletised and stretch wrapped for easy transport. The 25kg bags are palletised as 49 or 42 bags per pallet, the 10kg bags are palletised as 100 bags per pallet. Blue CHEP pallets are available for those customers with a CHEP account.

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Aquasol Block
Salt blocks compacted from food grade crystal salt (no anti-cake) packed as 2 x 4kg blocks in a polyethylene, handled bag. The product is palletised as 120 packs per pallet.

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De-icing salt products

Bulk pad white salt
This high-purity vacuum salt product is available in bulk for general de-icing purposes. The fine particle size provides excellent de-icing qualities. Due to the high purity (99 percent NaCl), this product leaves no residual impurities on the treated surfaces.

White rock de-icing salt
This pure white rock salt is a cleaner and more efficient alternative to traditional brown rock salt. With 98.5 percent purity, this product has been developed for the rapid clearance of ice and snow on walkways, doorsteps and roadways. A coarse particle size improves ice-melt and grip. This product is easy to spread and contains no dirty grit to "tread-in" to your premises. Available in 25kg bags. Conforms to BS3247.

Brown rock de-icing salt
This traditional de-icing product provides a more economical way to tackle ice and snow on your premises. Available in 25kg bags. Conforms to BS3247.

Bespoke products

The technical department and laboratories are instrumental in tailoring product specifications to the customer's exact requirements.

In the past, the company's technical specialists have been responsible for developments ranging from enhancing the chemical specification to particular physical characteristics. They would be happy to discuss your individual requirements.

Bespoke services
The company is continuously seeking to improve the service that it offers to customers. These services can range from vendor-managed inventory to self-billing and OB10.

The company also offers a host of other services, from advice on transporting and discharging their products to suggestions on silo selection and product applications.