We have an extensive depot network with bulk storage tanks on site able to service any customers needs and we have a long and successful history in the manufacture and supply of this highly effective product.
The value of hypochlorite solutions as bleaches, deodorants, disinfectants and chemical reagents has long been recognised and they have found wide application both in industry and in the home. A solution of Sodium Hypochlorite is a safe and convenient way to chlorinate water for drinking purposes, in swimming pools and to control biological growth in cooling water systems. The bactericidal and deodorising properties are due to its capacity to destroy disease organisms and oxidise objectionable organic matter even at low concentrations. Sodium Hypochlorite is a valuable reagent in chemical processing and is used both in the preparation of other chemicals and to destroy toxic wastes.
Historically the Hypochlorites are closely linked with chlorine itself. Scheele in 1774 discovered chlorine gas ("dephlogisticated marine acid") and observed its ability to destroy vegetable colours. A decade later, Berthollet recognised the value of chlorine water as a textile bleach and his efforts to produce a stable solution led to the discovery of Hypochlorite by absorbing chlorine in a potash solution.
In 1789 a small works for the manufacture of this solution was established at Javel near Paris and "Eau de Javel" became a household name which was later retained for the less expensive Sodium Hypochlorite but it was around 1820 that Labarraque reacted chlorine with caustic soda solution and succeeded in producing the product we know today.
With the birth of the electrolytic chlor-alkali industry around the turn of the last century came a renewed interest in Sodium Hypochlorite. In the first instance, dilute Hypochlorite solutions were prepared directly by allowing the immediate interaction of the chlorine and caustic soda produced during brine electrolysis. This production of "electrolytic bleach" was superseded by the controlled reaction of chlorine gas with caustic soda liquor and refinements of this operation have led to the modern manufacturing process.
We manufacture Sodium Hypochlorite at our Thetford plant to a proven Ultra Low Bromate quality that is approved for the treatment of water intended for Human Consumption. We offer pack sizes of 5L to 1,000L, bulk and mini bulk deliveries. We can also offer a free training guide on how to receive a mini-bulk or bulk delivery through our "Walk the Line" DVD and booklet.
Brenntag UK is an approved supplier of Sodium Hypochlorite as defined under Article 95 of the Biocidal Product Regulation. If you have questions regarding BPR and Sodium Hypochlorite, please feel free to contact us.
If you wish to discuss your requirements for Sodium Hypochlorite, please contact your local depot or your dedicated Account Manager. Alternatively, you can contact us on the details below:
+44 (0)113 3879 200