Sodium Sulphate was discovered in 1625 by Johan Rudolf Glauber, therefore Sodium Sulphate is often called Glauber’s salt. In the previous centuries Sodium Sulphate was mainly being used as a raw material to produce Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate).
Today Sodium Sulphate is still being used in various applications. The largest use of Sodium Sulphate is as a filler of powder detergents, consuming approximately 50% of the global production. Due to its free-flowing properties and low price, Sodium Sulphate can easily be used as filler in powder detergents.
Sodium Sulphate is also being used in the Paper, Glass, Textile & Feed Industry.
In general Sodium Sulphate can be produced in two ways; either it come from natural sources or it is being produced as a by-product of the chemical industry.
Used as filler is powder detergents
Good free flowing properties
Cost efficient in formula’s (low price)