While salt was once a scarce commodity in history, industrialized production has now made salt plentiful. Approximately 51% of world output is now used by cold countries to de-ice roads in winter
Eagle Salt for Soap, Detergent and Glycerin
Salt is an essential ingredient in the manufacturing process of Soap, Detergent and Glycerin. Eagle Foods Intl offers salt ideal to fulfill the requirements of the soap, detergent and glycerin manufacturers.
The manufacturing process of soap, detergent and glycerin involves the use of salt. During this process, the soap is washed with concentrated brine solution (NaCl) to separate glycerin. This is done after the saponification reaction.
The solubility of soap in water increases with an increase in the size of monovalent cation. Similarly, an increase in divalent cation (Ca & Mg) results in a decrease in the solubility. The increase in the water solubility leads to the softness and mushiness of the soap. The divalent ions, Ca & Mg, cause problems during the manufacturing process of the soap by making it mushy and soft.