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Industrial Chemicals

EDISAGRO is an authority in the distribution and sales of chemical products to the Central American market, offering a personalized service and logistics tailored to our clients’ needs. We have local offices in every country we operate in, which means we can offer billing in local currency and partial shipping from our warehouses, guaranteeing quality and delivery speed.

Our infrastructure enables us to handle products in bulk or other formats, ensuring appropriate handling of products throughout the logistics chain. This versatility enables us to supply a variety of industries: food, sugar, detergents, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, paper, plastics, rubber and leather goods, among others.

We offer a comprehensive range of products in our industrial chemicals line, including:

Industrial sulfur

We offer elemental sulfur in the form of powder, pastilles or granules suitable for all industrial purposes. Sulfur is used in the production of sulfuric acid for batteries, gunpowder production, rubber vulcanization, sugar production, oil refining, dye production, steel processing, non-ferrous metal mining, and production of detergents, plastics and fibers. We are leading distributors regionally of this raw material, which is sold in 50 and 1,000kg bags.

Anhydrous sodium sulfate

This mineral is used in the production of textiles, frosted glass windows, paper, carpet fresheners and starch, as a clarifying agent to help eliminate small air bubbles in molten glass, and as an additive in cattle feed. We offer the grade required for textiles, detergents and food. It is distributed in 25, 50 and 1,000kg bags.

Sodium silicate

This chemical product has a wide range of applications, and also functions as a substitute in formulations and processes which require a more eco-friendly alternative. It is used by our clients in various applications including soaps and detergents, inks and pigments, textiles, pulp and paper, adhesives, civil construction, mining, smelting, ceramics, refractory and insulating materials, metal surface treatment, and water and effluent treatment. It is distributed in 1,000kg bags.

Nonylphenol ethoxylate

This is a surfactant which is formulated with different levels of molar concentration for cleaning products for personal, industrial and institutional use. It also functions as a dispersant, a solubilizer and a co-emulsifier. It is stable in acidic and alkaline environments and compatible with other types of emulsifiers (non-ionic, anionic, cationic and amphoteric). It can be used in the formulation of household cleaners, industrial and institutional cleaners, emulsion paints and formulations for the textile industry. It is distributed in 215kg barrels.

Propylene glycol

This product complies with standards for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, as well as industrial-grade uses, as it can be used as a direct or indirect additive. It has no distinct colour or smell, so it does not change the product’s characteristics, preserving the appearance and smell intended by the manufacturer. Its purity and technical properties mean it can be used in hundreds of products across a very wide variety of specialized industries, for example as a heat transfer medium in the production of beer, milk, ice cream and other drinks. Among other things, it is an emollient, softening agent and humectant for cosmetics, a solvent for aromas and fragrances, and a solvent for food colorings. Its format can be adapted to the client’s needs in USP or industrial grade, either in barrels of 215 to 220kg or in bulk tank trucks.

Diethylene glycol

Due to its highly hygroscopic properties and marked differences, diethylene glycol is used in various applications, mainly in the production of polyester resin and brake fluid, as a plasticizer for cellophane, paper and cork, and as a coalescing agent in paint, among other uses. It is distributed in bulk tank trucks or in barrels of 215 to 220kg.

Glycerin

This is a humectant, water-soluble, emollient and insipid product which is used as a sweetener, a preservative and a thickening agent in varnishes, paints and even biodiesel, as well as in industrial lubricants, meat products, syrups and personal care products. It is distributed in barrels of 250kg in bulk industrial or USP grade.

Sodium lauryl ether sulfate

This is an anionic-active surfactant used in the manufacture of products for cleaning, domestic laundry, cosmetics and personal hygiene. It is of natural origin and does not irritate the skin. It is considered a universal surfactant due to its easy degradation and its foam formation properties. Due to its good skin compatibility and its humectant and emulsifying properties, it is one of the most commonly used raw materials in the cosmetics industry. It is distributed in bulk or in barrels of 170 to 220kg.

Anhydrous citric acid

This substance performs well in industry and food production. It functions as an additive, principally as an acidulant and antioxidant, and a preservative in carbonated drinks, confectionery and other food. It is distributed in bags of 25kg.

Phosphoric acid

Also known as orthophosphoric acid. Its main use is in the food industry as a flavoring, to acidify canned drinks, as a pH adjuster in beer, as a clarifying agent in the sugar industry, as a nutrient in wine, and in the pharmaceutical industry. It is distributed in bulk tank trucks or bags of 35kg in food or industrial grade.

Oxo-biodegradable additives:

d2w additive

The technology behind the d2w additive converts plastic at the end of its useful life into a substance which returns to nature without causing any harm, through a process of oxo-biodegradation. The d2w additive promises the same properties as traditional plastic, but its useful life is controlled so that it fulfils its purpose and then completely degrades. In this way, it can be reused and recycled. It has been demonstrated that plastics using the d2w additive begin their oxo-degradation in the third year, and after 5 years they completely biodegrade. Compared with conventional plastics, whose degradation process takes over 100 years, this new technology offers huge benefits to the environment as it helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste.

The life cycle of intelligent plastic

  1. The d2w additive is normally added at 1% to resin-based polymer during the manufacturing process, preserving the properties of plastic during its useful life.
  2. At the end of its intended service life, degradation begins in the presence of oxygen. The process is accelerated by ultraviolet rays, humidity, heat and/or mechanical stress.
  3. The degradation and fragmentation of the molecules continues up to the point where they are small enough to biodegrade via microbial activity.

d2w is exclusively for use with polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP)..

d2p additive for protection against bacteria and mold

d2p technology provides protection against microbes and mold, and is designed for specific applications. d2p is designed to protect against cross-contamination, healthcare-associated infections, food contamination and unpleasant odors, among other things. In this way, it prolongs the shelf life of products and limits the growth of mold, which in turn helps to reduce the amount of preservatives in food and can significantly reduce food waste.

d2p interaction cycle

  1. The active ingredient enters the membrane of the microorganism, damaging the cell wall before penetrating the cell.
  2. This interacts with the enzymes, deactivating their vital molecules.
  3. In the final stage, it interacts with the cell’s DNA to prevent its replication.

d2p can be used in PE, PVC, PS, PET and PP, meaning that it can be applied to plastic bottles, bags and films, plastic food packaging, containers, utensils, and plastic products in healthcare environments. It normally has a recommended addition rate of 1% to 2% for protection against bacteria and mold. It is distributed in bags of 25kg.

Carboxymethyl cellulose

This is a hydrocolloid which is highly useful in the food industry. It can tolerate acidic environments and it is transparent and viscous, which means it performs very well in dairy products, baked goods, confectionery, drinks, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It helps to avoid the precipitation of casein, and its viscosity is useful in products containing protein. It is distributed in bags of 25kg.

Sodium tripolyphosphate

This sodium salt contributes to better effectiveness in detergents, and is considered one of the main adjuvants in their production thanks to its excellent performance as an emulsifier, dispersant, stabilizer and sequestrant. It is distributed in bags of 25kg.

SMagnesium sulfate heptahydrate

This is a chemical product derived from the mineral magnesium. It is a hydrated salt, but can also be found without water, which is normally how it is added as a drying agent. Its usefulness in industrial processes is down to its versatility in insulating materials as it makes them flame retardant, it makes cellulose fibers more stable, it makes detergents and cleaning products more effective, it makes leather softer and it makes industrial floors more resistant. It is distributed in bags of 25kg.

Titanium dioxide

This is found in rutile and anatase forms, which are used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, adhesives, paper, cardboard, plastic, rubber, printing inks, coated fabrics, textiles, catalytic converters, ceramics, floor coverings, roofing materials, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, water treatment agents, food colorings and in the automotive industry. It is distributed in bags of 25kg.