Water Solutions & Specialty Chemicals (WSSC)

Chemtrade’s WSSC business segment operates an extensive North American plant network, producing both traditional industrial chemicals and customized solutions for our customers. The Water Solutions segment consists primarily of inorganic salts, used as coagulants by municipal and industrial customers to treat water and wastewater. Additionally, the Water Solutions team produces a group of products used by poultry growers, as litter amendments, to control ammonia volatilization and improve bird health and productivity.

Along with coagulants and poultry litter amendments, WSSC produces Specialty Chemicals used in a wide range of industries including the paint (ink, pigment, etc.), oil & gas, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food & beverage, and tantalum refining industries.

Information on Chemtrade’s NSF/ANSI/CAN (Standard) 60 Certified Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals can be found on NSF International’s Website. NSF International is a leading third-party product safety certification service.

For more information on selection, purchase, safety, technical aspects, or anything related to our Water Solutions & Specialty Chemicals, please contact our product representative.

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Aluminum Sulphate (Alum)

Chemtrade is one of North America’s largest Aluminum Sulphate producers. With more than 40 production facilities, we are able to supply a wide range of Aluminum Sulphate grades, both in liquid and dry forms, including standard, low iron, iron free, and food grade.

We can also customize Aluminum Sulphate solutions to match product performance to the application’s requirements. Specialized blends include:

Acid Alum

Acid Alums can be formulated with a specific Alum-to-acid ratio to improve product performance and meet treatment and operations goals. The benefits of acidulated Alum-based products include, but are not limited to:

  • Superior Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal
  • Disinfection By-Product (DBP) minimization
  • Reduced chemical solids generation
  • Lower residual soluble aluminum in the treated water
  • Optimal pH treatment


Clar+Ion® products are designed for:

  • Improved cold water treatment
  • Faster particle settling and turbidity removal
  • Decreased alkali consumption
  • Minimization of chemical sludge generation
  • Controlling algae as well as functioning as a coagulant (EPA & FIFRA registered)
  • Ease of operations via consolidation of required chemicals

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Product Information

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for Chemtrade products can be found here.