Welcome to our comprehensive collection of lab chemicals, where you’ll discover an extensive range of high-quality substances to meet all your scientific and research needs. Whether you’re an academic institution, a research laboratory, or an industry professional, we are dedicated to providing you with the finest selection of chemicals that meet rigorous standards of purity and reliability.

Our laboratory products include deionized water, reagents, spectroscopy standards, chromatography solvents (GC and HPLC), purity grades (AAR, CP). Our chemicals are available in various grades and are supplied in a range of volumes and weights, to suit customer expectations. Laboratory chemicals are supplied with relevant certificates of analysis (COA’s), and Material Data |Safety Sheets (MSDS’s) and are labelled with the internationally recognized product, chemical and lot information.

Our commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect of our lab chemicals. We understand the critical role that these substances play in advancing scientific knowledge, developing innovative technologies, and driving breakthrough discoveries. That’s why we meticulously source, manufacture, and test our chemicals to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

Laboratory Chemical offerings:

Key Industrial Chemicals

There are thousands of industrial chemicals. Some are used to make consumer goods, others to create energy, and some are even used in the production of other industrial chemicals.

At Thembane Chemicals, the focus with Industrial Chemicals is on the most common chemicals that contribute significantly to the industrial manufacturing sector.

These are the 2 “common” Industrial Chemicals we currently supply;

Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4)

Sulfuric acid (H2SO4), also called oil of vitriol, is a colourless and odourless liquid that it is highly corrosive to metal and tissue, and will char organic materials such as wood on contact. It is produced by extracting sulfur to sulfur dioxide (by burning) and then to sulfur trioxide (using oxygen in the presence of a vanadium oxide catalyst before finally fumed into sulfuric acid.

Sulfuric acid is a widely produced and important industrial chemical with the world sulfuric acid production exceeding 270 million tons per annum, almost forty times crude oil production, making it the most produced chemical. Sulfuric acid is such an important industrial chemical that there is a strong correlation between national sulfuric acid output and economic output. This importance is owed to the plethora of uses found for it and despite over 60% being used in fertiliser production, uses include a multitude of products and processes including detergents, synthetic resins, dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, antifreeze, explosives, cellophane, acetate and viscose textiles, lubricants, copper, zinc, and batteries. Processes requiring sulfuric acid including oil well acidicizing, aluminium reduction, paper sizing and water treatment.

Sodium Hydroxide (NAOH)

Sodium hydroxide, commonly known as caustic soda, is a colourless, odourless strongly basic chemical which is used in chemical manufacturing, oil refining, water treatment, and metal processing. It is the main ingredient in drain and oven cleaners and involved in the manufacture of fabric, plastic wrap, paper and soap. Uses for sodium hydroxide are found within the food production, wood and paper products, aluminium ore processing, and an array of other industrial manufacturing uses.

Deionised Water

Our deionized water is the pinnacle of purity, meticulously purified to remove impurities and minerals. It serves as a reliable foundation for precise measurements in laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturing, electronics, automotive, and more.

Trust in our ultra-pure water for exceptional results in your scientific and industrial applications.

Here are some common applications for Deionised Water:

  1. Laboratory Research: Achieve precise and reliable results in experiments and analyses that require a contamination-free environment.
  2. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Ensure product integrity and meet regulatory requirements by using ultra-pure water in formulation and quality control processes.
  3. Electronics and Semiconductor Industry: Prevent contamination and maximize performance of sensitive components during manufacturing processes.
  4. Automotive and Manufacturing: Enhance product quality and equipment longevity by utilizing deionized water for surface preparation, coolant formulation, and cleaning applications.
  5. Cosmetics and Personal Care: Maintain stability and optimize formulation in the production of cosmetics and personal care products.

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