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Industrial salt

Eagle De Icing Salt

While salt was once a scarce commodity in history, industrialized production has now made salt plentiful. Approximately 51% of world output is now used by cold countries to de-ice roads in winter, both in grit bins and spread by winter service vehicles. Calcium chloride is preferred over sodium chloride, since CaCl2 releases energy upon forming a solution with water, heating any ice or snow it is in contact with. It also lowers the freezing point, depending on the concentration. NaCl does not release heat upon solution; however, it does lower the freezing point.

 

Calcium chloride is thought to be more environmentally friendly than sodium chloride when used to de-ice roads, however a drawback is that it tends to promote corrosion (of vehicles) more so than sodium chloride. NaCl is also more readily available and does not have any special handling or storage requirements, unlike calcium chloride.

Eagle Dyes Manufacturing Salt

The Dye Manufacturing Grade of salt is not only used to improve the color of the dye on different fabrics but is also an important ingredient in the making of the dyes.

The dyeing salt is not only used while dyeing, it is also an important ingredient in making the dye itself. Since Eagle Foods is the most credible source of salt. Other than the dye manufacturers, we also supply to pharmaceutical and food dye manufacturers. We cater to all the specific requirements these dye manufacturers have, since the dye they produce is very sensitive to impurities.

Eagle Hides Preservative (Flossy) Salt

Leather is developed using animal skin and hides. These skins and hides are chemically treated to preserve the quality and the texture. This process is known as tanning. After going through this process, the leather becomes strong, flexible and is able to resist decay. Different animal skins and hides are used to make leather which includes horses, cattle, goats, cows, calves, lambs, deer, kangaroos, reptiles, seals and walruses.

Each animal’s skin has different characteristics and so the tanning process for each animal’s skin is different. The process also changes with the requirements of the customers of the end product. After the hide or the skin is stripped from the animals, it is salted and dried. This process is called “curing”. There are two ways to cure: wet-salting and brine-curing. Out of the two wet-salting is more common, since it’s faster and easier. During the process of brine-curing, the skins or hides are positioned carefully in vats where they are smothered with a mixture of disinfectant and salt.

Flossy salt, also known as hide salt, has some chemicals added in it which act as pesticides on the skins and hides.

Bacterial growth in the skins and hides can be injurious to the business so 1% of Boric Acid and Sodium Fluoride is used as precaution. The salt used in this industry isn’t that harmful but the chemicals added can have an adverse effect on the quality of the leather. Typical, Sieve Analysis or Mesh Size Distribution (MSD) used in this grade is between 2 mm and 0.5mm.

Eagle Salt for Soap, Detergent and Glycerin

Salt is an essential ingredient in the manufacturing process of Soap, Detergent and Glycerin. Eagle Foods Intl offers salt ideal to fulfill the requirements of the soap, detergent and glycerin manufacturers.

The manufacturing process of soap, detergent and glycerin involves the use of salt. During this process, the soap is washed with concentrated brine solution (NaCl) to separate glycerin. This is done after the saponification reaction.

The solubility of soap in water increases with an increase in the size of monovalent cation. Similarly, an increase in divalent cation (Ca & Mg) results in a decrease in the solubility. The increase in the water solubility leads to the softness and mushiness of the soap. The divalent ions, Ca & Mg, cause problems during the manufacturing process of the soap by making it mushy and soft.

Eagle Textile Dyeing Grade

Keeping in mind that Pakistan enjoys a prominent position in cotton production, Eagle Foods Intl provides its customers with the high quality, credible dyeing salt with the main emphasis on maintaining the low hardness in salt and restoring the fabric color.

Eagle Foods Intl has specialized in the field of textile since Pakistan is a prime producer of cotton. We make sure that the textile sector is well taken care of by always brining innovative grades in salt.

During the process of dyeing, the salt is used in the exhaustion of the dye into the fabric. Salt plays an important role there since it acts as the ionic force that transfers the dye onto the fabric. Poor quality salt gives an uneven color exhaustion which looks bad on the fabric. The hardness the salt is causing with its addition into the dye-bath is given much importance. Therefore, the main emphasis is on maintaining the low hardness in salt. The grades of dyeing salt start from a hardness of 180 ppm (50 g/l) and goes right down to zero hardness (any g/l) and in between there are 7 other different qualities.

The hardness alone is not the only factor that impacts the dyeing. The impurities also affect the quality of the dyed fabric or yarn. Since we have expertise in this region, we guarantee our customers that our high quality, credible dyeing salt will not create problems while using it for dyeing purposes.

Eagle Water Softening Grade

The main purpose of the Water Softening Grade of salt, like the name suggests, is to soften the water. The salt contains ion-exchange resins that help soften the water and make it useable in different machines in different industries.

This grade of salt is used to soften the water before it is used in boilers and various other industrial, residential and commercial applications. Water softeners are filled with ion-exchange resins that soften the water. With time, the resins exhaust and need to be re-generated using salt brines. The quality of the salt plays an important part here as well, since low quality salt can spoil the plant and the resins. The water softening technicians know that poor quality of salt can even plug the valves and pipes other than making the resins being worn out before its stipulated time. It has also been observed that salt with very high residues of Sulphates have proven to be detrimental for the equipment.

Since quality is given importance at Eagle Foods Intl, the 5 different grades of water softening salt are guaranteed to work for this application. The salt ensures that Sulphate remains low and the resins have a longer life and do not exhaust quickly.