Fair chemical and marketing
Fairdeal Supplies Ltd. is consignee distributor of Gujarat Heavy Chemical Ltd.(GHCL) which is one of the largest manufactures of industrial Soda Ash in the country. The corporation has a large stockyard of Soda Ash at Howrah near Kolkata from where a large number of steel, fertilizer, chemical, silicate and glass manufacturing plants are serviced and supplied soda ash.
The most important use for sodium carbonate is in the manufacture of glass. When heated at very high temperatures, combined with sand (SiO2) and calcium carbonate (CaCO3), and cooled very rapidly, glass is produced.
Sodium carbonate is also used as a relatively strong base in various settings. It is as a pH regulator to maintain stable alkaline conditions necessary for the action of the majority of developing agents.
Sodium carbonate is a food additive (E500) used as an acidity regulator, anti-caking agent, raising agent and stabilizer. It is one of the components of kansui, a solution of alkaline salts. Sodium carbonate is used by the brick industry as a wetting agent to reduce the amount of water needed to extrude the clay.
In casting, it is referred to as "bonding agent" and is used to allow wet alginate to adhere to gelled alginate.
Sodium carbonate is used to encapsulate and kill mold. When mixed with water and put in a spray bottle, it is sold for its anti-mold cleaning ability. It is also used to blast off mold from wood or other materials.