Glacial Acetic Acid 35kg Tech grade

Glacial Acetic Acid 35kg Tech grade

Acetic acid is an organic acid with the chemical formula CH3COOH, also known as ethanoic acid. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent, sour taste and a distinctive vinegar-like odor. Acetic acid is an important industrial chemical used in the production of various products, including solvents, plastics, textiles, and food additives. It is also the main component of vinegar, which is commonly used as a condiment and preservative in cooking and food preparation.



Acetic acid has a wide range of applications in various industries, some of which include:

  1. Production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM): Acetic acid is a major raw material used in the production of VAM, which is used to manufacture polyvinyl acetate (PVA) and other resins, coatings, adhesives, and textiles.
  2. Manufacturing of cellulose acetate: Acetic acid is used in the production of cellulose acetate, which is used in the manufacture of photographic film, cigarette filters, and other products.
  3. Production of solvents: Acetic acid is used to produce solvents, including ethyl acetate and butyl acetate, which are used in the production of coatings, adhesives, and inks.
  4. Food industry: Acetic acid is used as a preservative, flavor enhancer, and acidulant in the food industry. It is a key ingredient in vinegar, which is used in cooking, food preservation, and pickling.
  5. Textile industry: Acetic acid is used in the dyeing and finishing of textiles, as well as in the production of synthetic fibers such as polyester.
  6. Pharmaceutical industry: Acetic acid is used in the production of various pharmaceuticals, including aspirin, acetaminophen, and other drugs.
  7. Personal care products: Acetic acid is used in the production of personal care products such as hair dyes, shampoos, and skin care products.

Overall, acetic acid is a versatile chemical with many important uses in industry, agriculture, food, and consumer products

Safety Guidelines

Acetic acid is a strong corrosive acid and can be hazardous if not handled properly. Here are some precautions to take when handling acetic acid:
  1. Personal protective equipment: Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including gloves, safety goggles, and protective clothing, to avoid skin and eye contact.
  2. Ventilation: Work in a well-ventilated area, as acetic acid vapors can irritate the respiratory system and cause eye and nose irritation.
  3. Handling and storage: Store acetic acid in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, away from heat sources and incompatible materials. Always handle the chemical with care and use appropriate containers to prevent spills or leaks.
  4. Emergency procedures: Know the emergency procedures and first aid measures in case of accidental exposure to acetic acid, such as skin or eye contact, inhalation, or ingestion.
  5. Chemical compatibility: Avoid contact with reactive chemicals or incompatible materials, as acetic acid can react with strong bases, oxidizing agents, and metals to release flammable hydrogen gas or cause violent reactions.
  6. Disposal: Dispose of acetic acid properly according to local regulations and guidelines.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, safety data sheets (SDS), and other relevant safety information when handling acetic acid or any hazardous chemical.

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