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Sodium Chlorite

Sodium chlorite is a clear, colourless chemical solution with a weak, chlorine-like odour.


  • Removes pigment from a range of materials without damaging the structure of fibres.
  • Sodium chlorite is also used for inhibiting microbial growth.
  • Commonly applied as a reagent for the oxidation of aldehydes to carboxylic acids, a process known as Pinnick oxidation.
  • Uses in mouthwashes, toothpastes and contacts lens solution.

As leading manufacturers and suppliers of sodium chlorite, we have over 50 years’ experience, state-of-the-art facilities and our own distribution fleet. We are perfectly placed to meet any requirement.

CAS Number
Chlorous Acid
2%, 6%, 7.5%, 10%, 15%, 25%
25L Drum, 200L Drum, 1000L Container and bulk transfer
Chemical formula


Textile Chemicals & Dyes

• Bleaching, whitening and stripping textile auxiliaries
• Used in paper mills to improve run ability of paper machines with less downtime

Water Treatment

• Used for disinfection of municipal water treatment plants after conversion to chlorine dioxide.
• Wastewater applications across civil, industrial and hospital areas
• Process water in paper mills

Food Additives

• Anti-microbial agent: decontamination of meat and poultry carcasses


• Generation of chlorine dioxide: used for bleaching and stripping of pulp and paper, a proven antimicrobial agent when used in poultry process water and fungicidal in the washing of fruits and vegetables.

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