Semnan Soda Ash Company (SSACO) began building its factory on 5th November 2002 and was put in official operation by early 2006 , with the production capacity of 700,000 tons per annum. Firm financial support from its shareholders and the professional group of qualified experts, besides the centralized and efficient management of the board of directors, has made SSACO the leading soda ash supplier in Iran as well as Middle Eastern countries. This company has also a strong distribution network inside and outside of the country. Moreover, by support of more than 140 domestic customers, the company has major export to more than 15 countries around the world. Therefore, SSACO has been accounted as one of the top exporters in Iran.
Soda ash is the trade name for sodium carbonate , with the chemical formula of Na2Co3.This multifaceted chemical is used in several functions in various industries. Soda Ash is produced through the Solvay process (also known as the ammonia-soda process). This method is among the most efficient manufacturing ways. In appearance , Soda ash resembles white crystalline powder; it is odorless and hygroscopic in nature. Depending on its features, Soda ash consists of two various kinds, namely: Light soda ash and dense soda ash.
An important use of soda ash is in the glass manufacturing , where it reduces the melting temperature of the sand used in making glass and helps in the functioning or shaping of glass articles. This multipurpose chemical is also a major ingredient for making soaps and detergents, where it is used as a smoothing agent in formulations for soaps, detergents, and other cleaning compounds. Furthermore, this resourceful alkali is widely used in other chemical materials in a different way. Soda ash has various applications in mining processes, pulp and paper industry, the creation of sodium compounds , water refining, metal refining, textile processing, cleaning preparations, petroleum and metallurgical refining, iron and steel industry, and pharmaceutical industry.
Soda ash packaging is done in polymer bags of various sizes from 1kg to 40kg metric ton depending on customer requirements. Soda ash should be stored under cover in a cool, dry place and bags containing the substance should not be loaded a height of more than 15 bags.
The annual capacity of Semnan Soda Ash Company (SSACO) is 700,000 metric tons, composed of both dense and light Sodium Carbonates; the production rate of each may vary flexibly according to the market demand. The raw materials used in this manufacturing plant are lime, salt and energy. Needless to say that this region enjoys copious amount of high capacity lime and salt mines belonging to SSACO. This company enjoys a committee of experienced experts in the fields of Hot End (batch processing system, furnace, forming process, forming machines, internal treatment, and annealing) and Cold End (inspection equipments, secondary processing, packaging, coatings, and ancillary processes). It also has a Research and Development "R&D" Department aimed at assuring better quality and consistent updating of the technology. The factory is located in Semnan province while its main customers are in Tehran and neighboring cities. Therefore, it enjoys the advantage of proximity to the consumption market. Sodium Carbonate Plant is fully automated and equipped with Distributed Control System (DCS) programmed with the latest software to control and guarantee products quality.
Semnan Soda Ash Company (SSACO) respects its costomers by offering high quality products. In order to win the trust of customers, which is most valuable asset for the company for years, we see ourselves obliged to control and inspect all of the processes, starting from providing the raw materials to delivery of products to the customers.
The main consumers of light soda ash are detergent and ceramic manufactures, including:
Main market of Light Soda Ash
The main Iranian consumers of dense soda ash are glass manufactures, which are listed as follows:
Main market of Dense Soda Ash