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Types of Industrial Chemicals

Phosphoric Acid

Phosphoric acid has great use in different industrial purposes. In pharmaceuticals industry, this acid is used to make different medicine and painkiller. Phosphoric Acid is highly used in removing or converting rust, producing hydrogen halide, acidifying different foods and drinks, making different skin care product and treating cancer patients as an active agent in chemotherapy.

Phosphoric Acid, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Sulphuric Acid

Sulphuric Acid is known as “The King of Chemicals” as it has some uses in almost all types of industries. Some of the major uses of Sulphuric Acid include producing fertilizers like Super Phosphate, Triple Super Phosphate and ammonium sulphate, refining petroleum, purifying metals through electrolytic method and acting as reactor in different chemical reaction.

Sulphuric Acid, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals


Ethylene is a colorless and flammable hydrocarbon gas. It has vastly used in different industries for different purposes such as manufacturing ethyl alcohol, preparing oxy-ethylene flame, ethylene oxide, ethylene dichloride and plastic polyethene bag, ripening green fruits quickly etc. Apart from these industrial purposes, ethylene is used in different chemical reactions.

Ethylene, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Sodium Silicate

Chemically, sodium silicate is produced by sodium and silicon which is greatly used in manufacturing glasses. Some other industrial uses of sodium silicate include repairing different metal, fitting paste, filling gaps in the head gasket of different automobiles, clarifying wine, disabling automobile engines and being participative in different chemical reactions.

Sodium Silicate, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Aluminum Sulphate

Another important industrial chemical is Aluminum Sulphate which is vastly used in purifying water. This chemical also has great importance in the garment industry as it is used in dyeing and printing textiles. You will be surprised to know that, Aluminum Sulphate is used as a good fertilizer for garden soil.

Aluminum Sulphate, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Sodium Carbonate

Sodium Carbonate has different industrial purposes as it is vastly used in manufacturing glass and glass related products, making strong base of different foundations, developing film, neutralizing acidic effect, removing flesh and bone (in Taxidermy), removing stains, oil spots and grease, dyeing fabrics etc. So, you should definitely understand the role of sodium carbonate in different industries.

Sodium Carbonate, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Ammonium Nitrate

Ammonium Nitrate is highly used as fertilizer all over the world though it has some severe side effects. But, apart from fertilizer industry, this chemical compound has other uses such as explosive in the mining industry. Ammonium Nitrate is also used in making some other chemical compounds which also have great importance in different industries.

Ammonium Nitrate, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Urea Alike Ammonium Nitrate, Urea is another highly used fertilizer. They are also used in making explosive for mining industries, preparing animal food, enhancing flavor for cigarettes, making skin care creams, moisturizers, shampoos, hair removal creams and gels and manufacturing different medicines for eczema, psoriasis, swelling etc. Urea is also used to make medications for different pet animals.

Urea, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Potash Potash is another highly used fertilizer all over the world. It is very popular all over the world because it is not that much harmful like other fertilizers. Some other uses of Potash include aluminum recycling, melting snow and ice, treating steel heat, softening water, producing animal feed, soap, and cement and brewing beer.

Potash, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Titanium Dioxide

Titanium Dioxide is often called Titania which is a very useful industrial chemical. This chemical compound is vastly used as a white pigment and has great demand in painting and garment industries. Some other notable uses of Titanium Dioxide include making ceramics and crystals, cleaving protein, helping as an active agent for solar conversion etc.

Titanium Dioxide, An Overview on Different types of Industrial Chemicals

Posted by: Emmy on Feb 13 2014

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