Electrochemicals (EC)

Chemtrade’s Electrochemicals business segment makes and markets Sodium Chlorate and a variety of Chlor-Alkali products. The primary areas of business served include pulp & paper, oil & gas, and water treatment industries throughout North and South America. As electricity is the major cost of production, our Electrochemicals facilities are strategically located near reliable sources of lower-cost hydroelectric power.

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Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric Acid – HCl

Chemtrade synthesizes Hydrochloric Acid at our North Vancouver, British Columbia facility by combining Chlorine and hydrogen in a method that produces a very pure, ‘clean’ product. Our North Vancouver facility is ideally located to serve the oil and gas market, local steel producers and various chemical producers and distributors in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

HCl is used in the steel industry to clean (or “pickle”) the steel to remove scale prior to further processing. It is also used in the chemical industry to produce water treatment chemicals such as Polyaluminum Chloride and ferric chloride, and in industrial processes for pH control and ion exchange regeneration.

The oil and gas industry also uses HCl to help increase the production rate of oil wells by dissolving blockages that may be restricting flow and/or to create new flow paths to the wellbore.

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