• Product Name: Sodium Formate
  • Other Name: Sodium Formate Dihydrate
  • Appearance: White crystalline powder
  • Sodium Chloride (NaCl)% ≤: 0.2
  • CAS No.: 141-53-7
  • HS Code: 29151210
  • Molecular Formula: HCOONa

Product Description

Sodium formate, also known as sodium formate dihydrate (because the crystal contains two crystal water). As the simplest organic carboxylate, sodium formate is a white crystal powder with the chemical formula of HCOONa·2H2O, which has a slight formic acid smell. And it is slightly deliquescent and hygroscopic. Soluble in water and glycerin, slightly soluble in ethanol. Its aqueous solution is alkaline. Sodium formate decomposes into hydrogen gas and sodium oxalate when heated, followed by sodium carbonate.

Sodium formate is harmless to the human body, but has certain irritating effects on the eyes, respiratory system and skin. It can be used as camouflage acid in leather industry, chrome tanning method, catalyst and stable synthetic agent, reducing agent in printing and dyeing industry, and used in the production of hydrosulfite, oxalic acid and formic acid.

AppearanceWhite crystalline powder
Sodium Formate % ≥9895
Sodium Chloride (NaCl)% ≤0.20.2
Organic matter % ≤14
Iron (Fe)% ≤0.0050.005
Moisture % ≤12
PackageIn 25kg bags inner with PE bags or 1000kg Jumbo bags

Applications of Sodium Formate

Sodium formate is a versatile chemical with a wide variety of uses. It has important applications in textile, leather, chemical industry, medicine and daily life. With the continuous development of science and technology, the use of sodium formate will continue to expand and deepen.

  • Textile Industry. Used as a catalyst. It is used in the production of polyester fiber to improve the quality and strength of polyester fiber. As a pickling agent, it is used for pickling treatment of natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool, etc. It can remove impurities and pigments on the surface of the fibers, and improve the whiteness and softness of the fibers. Reductant. It can reduce the fuel to soluble substances, improve the uniformity and color fastness of dyeing.
  • Paper Industry. Used for bleaching pulp, improving the whiteness and transparency of paper. Adjust the pH and humidity of the paper, and control the quality and performance of the paper.
  • Leather Industry. (1) Hair remover. Removes hair and dirt from hides, leaving them clean and soft. (2) Pickling agent. Sodium formate can remove impurities and pigments on the surface of the hide, improve the whiteness and softness of the hide. (3) As a tanning agent, it is used to convert animal skin into leather to make it soft, wear-resistant, waterproof and anti-corrosion.
  • Other Industries. (1) Used as a de-icing agent for airport runways because it is more effective and less polluting than salt. (2) Oil drilling/oilfield chemicals. Used in oil exploration, it helps to stabilize rock formations and reduce the impact of drilling operations on the soil environment. (3) It can be used in the production of formic acid, oxalic acid, dithionite, etc., and also in the production of dimethylformamide, etc.
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Using coke as raw material, the carbon monoxide gas required for the process is obtained through the processes of gas generation and dust removal, water washing, decarbonization, and dust removal, and then heated, pressurized and reacted with sodium hydroxide to form sodium formate solution, and then processed Evaporate, separate and dry to generate solid sodium formate powder.