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Sodium Chlorate

Use and Properties

Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) is an intermediate product principally (more than 90 %) used in pulp and paper production, where it is converted into chlorine dioxide (ClO2), which is a bleaching agent for chemical wood pulp.

European Manufacturing

The total production capacity of sodium chlorate in Western Europe is about 650 kt/year (2002 data), with nine companies and 14 production sites.


Members of the Sector Group have registered Sodium Chlorate under REACH.



Arkema (FR)
AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals (SE)
Electroquimica de Hernani (ES)
Ercros (ES)
Kemira (FI)


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