Sodium Chlorate Sector Group

Some of the interests of European sodium chlorate producers are represented by the Sodium Chlorate Sector Group (SCSG, a sector group of Cefic) which works to promote best practice, support the long-term sustainability of the sodium chlorate industry and promote the benefits of our product.

The following companies are Members of the sodium chlorate PG:

Sodium chlorate’s main use is the generation of chlorine dioxide for pulp bleaching. Pulp is a key ingredient in the production of paper and cardboard. Sodium chlorate is a crystalline white powder which is made by the electrolysis of a hot sodium chloride (NaCl, common salt) solution. It was formerly used as an herbicide but this use was banned in Europe in 2008.