Sodium chloride has many remarkable physicochemical properties such as its hygroscopicity, its density, its ionic strength and the low freezing point of its solutions. All of these mean that salt is an essential technological agent and almost impossible to replace in many industrial applications, all this with an excellent performance-cost ratio as well.
Many different types of salt are called for, depending on the process, implementation and the numerous different uses. Because of this and the fact that the Salins Group is an expert in all the production techniques and methods, a large range of different qualities and different types of products are available (sea, rock or refined salt, dry or wet salt, crushed, sifted or compacted salt, from the finest to the coarsest salts, in bags, flexible containers or bulk), the Salins Group has an answer for every application and all the industrial sectors.
Among all the industrial uses, the list of which would be far too long to layout here, the main ones are:
- Preservation of leathers and skins
- Salt & Metals
- Other uses included:
- Solar ponds: solar energy can be harnessed and stocked in solar ponds or gradient solar ponds. The heated brine can then be used to heat dwellings or greenhouses, or even be used to produce electricity. This technique has been subject to many experiments especially in Israel, the United States and in France.
Salt has many other industrial uses which would take up far too much space to mention. Here are a few of them: as a dye fixative in the textile industry, to make fatty substances for cosmetic products, etc…