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What is Sodium Chloride

Sodium chloride — also known as table salt or CAS No. 7440-23-5 — is an ionic compound produced by mining rock salt or evaporating seawater or brine from a salt lake. The result is a versatile ingredient with a vast number of household and industrial uses that is in enormous demand around the world. More than 280 million metric tons are produced each year alone.

Whatever role sodium chloride plays in your industry, you deserve suppliers and distributors that understand your unique needs. Brenntag North America proudly offers food-grade sodium chloride and other ingredients as well as the expertise needed to support your industry.

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Industries that use Sodium Chloride

You likely best know sodium chloride by its household name — table salt. Table salt is used in countless applications in the food and beverage industry to add flavor or preserve food. It can be incorporated into a food or drink by the producer or sold directly to the customer to use freely. Both uses are approved and recognized as safe by the FDA.

Salt is specifically listed in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Section 182.1 — substances that are generally recognized as safe for their intended use. As long as it is used for the correct purpose and follows good manufacturing practice, you are free to ingest sodium chloride or add it to the food products you manufacture.

As well as in food and beverages, sodium chloride is beneficial in many other applications. It can also be used as a:

Sodium Chloride Chemical Property Information

Sodium chloride's chemical formula is NaCl, which means the ingredient is equal parts sodium and chloride, with one positive sodium ion and one negative chloride ion. However, commercial-grade sodium chloride usually also has some chlorides of magnesium and calcium, which absorb moisture.

Salt appears as a white crystalline solid, although it is soluble in water and other polar solvents. It has a melting point of 801 degrees Celsius (1,473.8 degrees Fahrenheit) and a boiling point of 1,465 degrees Celsius (2,669 degrees Fahrenheit), and it is known for its distinctive sharp taste.

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Looking for a sodium chloride distributor for a continuous partnership or one-time purchase? With 190 distribution centers and experienced team members, Brenntag North America is proud to be a leader in ingredient and additive distribution.

At Brenntag, we believe buying your sodium chloride and other additives should be an easy process. With an inventory of 10,000 products and world-class customer support, we have the resources to take the burden of ordering nearly any ingredient off your shoulders. Whether you are a sodium chloride supplier looking for a partner or need sodium chloride for your business, contact us now to learn more about choosing Brenntag as your distributor.

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