different raw materials

The best uses for different raw materials

At Syntor, we provide a range of different services to support custom manufacturing projects. There are many different reaction tropes that we are capable of carrying out at our multi-purpose facilities. We have a wide range of experience which allows us to handle hazardous materials safely, and carry out even challenging processes to the highest quality. Some of the different raw materials that we use have many different functions.


1. Sodium

Sodium makes up many different compounds that you probably use in everyday life. Table salt, baking soda and borax are just three examples. Sodium is a different raw material that is used in the production of many other useful materials such as titanium, sodamide and sodium peroxide. Also, sodium vapor is used in streetlights as it produces a bright yellow light. Due to its high reactivity, sodium is hardly ever found alone in nature and must be handled with great care – here at Syntor, we take every precaution when handling reactive materials.


2. Hydrogen

Another one of the many different raw materials we use is hydrogen. Hydrogen can be used alone as an eco-friendly fuel, but is more popularly used to make ammonia for fertilizer. It is also involved in the production of plastics and pharmaceuticals, and can be utilized to remove sulfur from fuels during the oil-refining process. Due to it’s low density, it might even be inside those balloons you received on your birthday!


3. Magnesium

Another different raw material that we use here at Syntor is magnesium. It is popularly used to produce an alloy when paired with aluminum, as it improves the welding characteristics of the metal. It is added to molten iron and steel to remove sulfur, and is used to produce milk of magnesia, Epsom salts, chloride and citrate, all of which are used in medicine. In the chemical industry, grignard reactants are incredibly important, which are organic magnesium compounds.


4. Ammonia

Ammonia is an important raw material, and is probably one that you’ve already heard of from your GCSE science days! This different raw material is used in the production of fertilizers and certain cleaning fluids. It is also used in the manufacture of plastics, explosives, textiles, pesticides and dyes. It’s also a vital step in order for plants to be able to use nitrogen compounds. Ammonia is used in many different industries, for refrigeration and stabilization of different materials such as latex.