Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide)
ERCO Worldwide has manufactured and supplied caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), hydrochloric acid (HCl), and chlorine in western Canada since acquiring Saskatoon Chemicals in 1997, and in the Midwest U.S. since acquiring Vulcan Materials Company’s Port Edwards plant in 2005. In addition to producing caustic soda, the Port Edwards facility produces potassium hydroxide or caustic potash.
The chlor-alkali products are used as both basic and building-block chemicals for the production of other products. For example, chlorine can be used directly for the disinfection of drinking water and can also be used to produce other products such as poly vinyl chloride (PVC), a common and widely used plastic material.
ERCO Worldwide produces chlorine at its Saskatoon and Port Edwards chlor-alkali facilities, and has longstanding experience and an outstanding track record in the safe manufacture, handling, storage, and shipping of chlorine. We are a long-time member of The Chlorine Institute and are a provider of chlorine transportation emergency response on behalf of the chlorine industry in the regions surrounding our plants.
Hydrochloric acid (HCl)
ERCO Worldwide produces potassium hydroxide, also commonly called caustic potash, at its Port Edwards chlor-alkali facility. The Port Edwards facility serves markets across North America, with efficient logistics provide by both rail and trucking.