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OxyChem prides itself on the safe, reliable and efficient production of chemical products used for everything from de-icing roads to purifying water.

High-quality manufacturing of everyday essentials

One of the world's most trusted providers of chlorinated isocyanurate and a variety of high-quality sodium, calcium and potassium products.

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Certified Food Grade Products

OxyChem has supplied products for use in food applications for decades, continuously meeting the industry's highest standards for food safety based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements and the internationally-recognized Food Chemical Codex. In compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Preventative Controls for Human Food rule, OxyChem offers several certified food grade products in addition to our offering of technical grade products.

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FSMA-Compliant Products

Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) — Ludington, MI

​Food Grade Anhydrous 94 - 97% Calcium Chloride Pellets (CaCl2)

​LIQUIDOW™ Food Grade Calcium Chloride Solution (CaCl2)

​BRINERS CHOICE™ Anhydrous Calcium Chloride Pellets

​Caustic Soda Diaphragm (NaOH) — ​Taft, LA | Wichita, KS

​Food Grade Caustic Soda 50% Liquid Diaphragm (NaOH)

​Caustic Soda Membrane (NaOH) — New Johnsonville, TN | Wichita, KS

Food Grade Caustic Soda 50% Liquid Membrane (NaOH)

​Liquid Caustic Potash Membrane (KOH) — Taft, LA

Food Grade 45% Liquid Caustic Potash

Food Grade 50% Liquid Caustic Potash

Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) — Wichita, KS

Food Grade 20° Bé Muriatic Acid (HCl)

Food Grade 22° Bé Muriatic Acid (HCl)

Chlorinated Isocyanurates (ACL®)

ACL® chlorinated isocyanurates are leading dry sanitizers for residential swimming pools and spas, effectively eliminating germs and algae. Their disinfection properties make them an important component of dishwashing detergents and industrial water treatment products. OxyChem's chlorinated isocyanurates are also approved for routine potable water chlorination.

These products are characterized by their available chlorine content. Their different solubilities and physical forms allow for the selection of the best product for each application.

  • ACL 90 PLUS is OxyChem's name for trichloroisocyanuric acid (also named trichloro-s-triazinetrione). This product contains a minimum of 90 percent available chlorine and is available in either granular or tablet form.
  • ACL 60 is OxyChem's name for sodium dichloroisocyanurate (sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione) and contains a minimum of 62 percent available chlorine. It is available as a dry granular product.
  • ACL 56 is OxyChem's name for sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate and contains about 56 percent available chlorine. It is available as a dry granular product.

OxyChem markets its chlorinated isocyanurate products under the following trademarks:

  • ACL chlorinating compositions are effective, economical disinfectants, germicides and algicides for sanitizing swimming pools and spas. They are also used for formulation of cleaners and sanitizers.
  • Towerbrom® and Towerchlor® microbicides are halogenated isocyanurate compositions for controlling biofouling in cooling waters and other industrial water treatment applications.
  • ACL disinfecting granules and tablets are EPA registered and NSF/ANSI certified dry products for routine chlorination of drinking water and wastewater.

Sodium Chlorite

OxyChem is the largest North American and only U.S. producer of sodium chlorite. Manufactured in our facility in Wichita, Kansas, sodium chlorite has a variety of applications in pulp and paper, textiles, electronics, water treatment, food processing and metal finishing. OxyChem is also one of the nation's largest suppliers of sodium chlorite to service companies providing chlorine dioxide and equipment to markets in municipal water management, papermaking and other industrial markets.

Sodium chlorite is available in dry form (in drums) or as a solution (in bulk, totes or drums). Our sodium chlorite is registered as a pesticide with the U.S. EPA, meets AWWA B303-10 and is certified by NSF to comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 60 requirements.

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General Information

EPA Registered Applications

Non-Registered Applications

Process, Industrial and Wastewater Applications

Drinking Water

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Technical Sodium Chlorite Dry

Textone® L Sodium Chlorite

Textone XL Sodium Chlorite

Textone 20 Sodium Chlorite

Textone Sodium Chlorite Dry

AktaKlor 25

Technical Sodium Chlorite Solution 50

AktaKlor 7.5

31% Active Sodium Chlorite Solution (PEST)

Technical Sodium Chlorite Solution 31.25

Technical Sodium Chlorite Solution 18.75

Aktivox® 25

Sodium Chlorite Trailer Kosher Certification (PDF)

Sodium Silicates

OxyChem produces a variety of sodium silicate products. Sodium silicate is the generic name for a series of compounds derived from soluble sodium silicate glasses. They are aqueous liquids containing sodium oxide (Na2O) and silicon dioxide (SiO2) in various ratios. By varying the proportion of SiO2 to Na2O and the solids content, one can obtain solutions with differing properties that have many diversified industrial applications. In addition to its wide range of commercial liquid sodium silicate products, OxyChem also produces sodium metasilicates in both granular anhydrous and pentahydrate forms.

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Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 20 Clear

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 30 Clear

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 40

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 40 Clear

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 40 Light

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 42

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 42 Heavy

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 47

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 49FG

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 50

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade 52

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade JW-25

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade JW Clear

Liquid Sodium Silicate Grade WD-43

Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous - Special Grade S-25

Sodium Metasilicate Pentahydrate - Uniflo ® 26

Calcium Chloride

OxyChem is the world's largest producer of calcium chloride, a premium salt with a variety of beneficial applications including ice control, dust suppression, road stabilization and oilfield services.

A "thirsty" chemical that draws moisture from the air, calcium chloride has been produced for more than 100 years. Calcium chloride is largely used to control snow and ice on sidewalks, parking lots and roads; to suppress dust on unpaved surfaces; and for road stabilization. In addition, its use has been extended through a variety of innovative applications, such as oilfield operations, industrial processing, agriculture, water treatment, refrigeration systems and tire weighting.

Calcium chloride brine is extracted from a naturally occurring reservoir about half a mile below ground. It is then processed, purified and manufactured as a variety of solid and liquid products with dozens of important and beneficial applications.

For more information on OxyChem calcium chloride:
oxycalciumchloride.com

Product Information

Anhydrous Calcium Chloride 94 - 97% Mini-Pellets

BRINERS CHOICE™ Anhydrous Calcium Chloride Pellets

Calcium Chloride 83 - 87% Flake

Calcium Chloride 83 - 87% Granulated

Calcium Chloride Pellets 90

COMBOTHERM™ Blended Deicer

DOWFLAKE™ Xtra 83-87% Calcium Chloride Flakes

DOWFLAKE™ is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company.

Food Grade Anhydrous 94 - 97% Calcium Chloride Pellets

LIQUIDOW™ Food Grade Calcium Chloride Solution

LIQUIDOW™ Technical Grade Calcium Chloride Solution

PELADOW™ DG Calcium Chloride

PELADOW™ Premier Snow and Ice Melter Calcium Chloride

Processed Brine

WellCal™ 11.2 ppg Clear Brine Fluid

WellCal™ 11.6 ppg Clear Brine Fluid

Potassium Carbonate

Armand Products Company is a joint venture between OxyChem and Church & Dwight Co., Inc. and has been a market leader in the industry since its formation in 1986. The joint venture is one of the world's largest producers of potassium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate and sells its products in the international market through the International Sales Department of OxyChem. Domestic requirements are purchased directly from Armand Products Company. 

Potassium Carbonate
Potassium carbonate is an inorganic compound important to many industries and its use is as old as recorded history. Centuries ago in Pompeii potassium carbonate was leached from ashes and mixed with slaked lime for soap making. The increase in the use of this alkali paralleled the growth of Western civilization. Today, potassium hydroxide (caustic potash or KOH), produced through the electrolysis of potassium chloride brine, is reacted with carbon dioxide to form potassium carbonate. Potassium carbonate is used in the manufacturing of video glass and other specialty glasses, detergents and cleaners, photographic chemicals, agricultural products, gas purification, rubber additives, animal nutritional supplements, polymer catalysts, potassium bicarbonate, cement and textiles.

Anhydrous potassium carbonate can be purchased in 50-pound bags, 25-kilogram bags, drums, super sacks, bulk trucks and bulk rail car quantities. Liquid potassium carbonate is sold in drums, totes, tank trucks and tank cars. Anhydrous potassium carbonate is also sold as a milled product in quantities of 50-pound bag-in-box, drums, or super sacks.

For more information on Armand Products:
armandproducts.com

Potassium Bicarbonate

Potassium bicarbonate is produced by reacting potassium carbonate liquid with carbon dioxide, then recrystallizing it. All equipment from production to packaging is dedicated solely to potassium bicarbonate. Potassium bicarbonate is used in food, agriculture, fire extinguisher materials, nutrition supplements and hair/skin products.

OxyChem sells potassium bicarbonate in the international market through its International Sales Department. Domestic requirements may be purchased directly from Armand Products. Potassium bicarbonate is sold in quantities of 50-pound bags, 25-kilogram bags and drums.

For more information on Armand Products:
armandproducts.com

Hazard Warning and Product Disclaimer

OxyChem cares about its stakeholders and communities, so please use caution when dealing with chemicals. All chemical products may be hazardous if improperly used, handled or stored. Always ensure that you have consulted the latest Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for any chemical product before using, handling or storing a chemical product, and that you are wearing and using all appropriate safety equipment.

IMPORTANT: The information presented herein, while not guaranteed, was prepared by technical personnel and is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR WARRANTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY OTHER KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS MADE REGARDING PERFORMANCE, SAFETY, SUITABILITY, STABILITY OR OTHERWISE. 

This information is not intended to be all inclusive as to the manner and conditions of use, handling, storage, disposal and other factors that may involve other or additional legal, environmental, safety or performance considerations, and OxyChem and its affiliates (including, without limitation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation) assume no liability whatsoever for the use of or reliance upon this information. While our technical personnel will be happy to respond to questions, safe handling and use of the product remains the responsibility of the customer. No suggestions for use are intended as, and nothing herein shall be construed as, a recommendation to infringe any existing patents or to violate any Federal, State, local or foreign laws.