Bulk Chemicals

With over 50 years of experience in trading, manufacturing and delivering bulk chemicals throughout the UK, we have established an extensive portfolio of products that we both manufacture and trade. Delivering over a million tonnes of bulk chemicals every year to our customers.

Bulk Chemicals

We are experts in providing quality liquid chemical and powder products, including both simple and complex requirements, small pack to bulk road tankers. We are also able to offer the following tailored manufacturing solutions as detailed below:

Blending and Mixing

We have the capability to blend powders or liquids, corrosive materials and dust explodible powders, in either bulk or bag operations – 500 or 1000kg bags.

Grinding / Milling / Extrusion

We have a range of grinding and milling operations available for both pilot operations and full scale, high volume size reduction processes from roller mills to pulverizers, and from micron to millimeter size range.

Spray Drying

We have a variety of spray dryers for your spray drying needs with a range of sizes and evaporative capacities. All dryers are manufactured from stainless steel and allow disk atomisation or high-pressure spray nozzles for flexibility of drying requirements.

Our spray dryers are available with dust filtration or wet scrubbing and dust explodable products can be handled under ATEX directives, drying emulsions or solutions.

We can manufacture feed solutions under IPPC or process supplied solutions in a range of packaging sizes to bulk container supply.

If your requirement is in a new material or project, our laboratory possess pilot scale dryers for R&D purposes with evaporate capacities from 5kg/hr. Full scale units to >1000kg/hr.

For other drying applications a variety of capabilities are available from spin flash, fluid bed, rotary louver, vacuum and more.

Filtration

Filtration processes available include vacuum belt, filter press, liquid screening, centrifugal separation, classification, general screening.

Bulk Handling Capabilities

Our site in West Thurrock boast one of the deepest jetty’s in the Greater London area, with the ability  for the loading and discharge of bulk materials being transported via river or ocean going vessels. The unloading equipment available on jetty is as follows:

Siwertell 15 000 S:

Mounted on a semitrailer the 15 000 S unit is port mobile or road mobile and suitable for ships up to about 15,000 dwt. The unit is designed for dust free offloading, using integral dust extraction systems.

Discharge capacities range from about 200t/h up to 550t/h (550t/h is valid for the 15 000 S unit when unloading cement). Among the commodities handled are Sodium Sulphate and Aluminium TriHydroxide.

Double Boom Level Lufting Crane

The 48 tonne capacity crane, is capable of grab or hook transfers to and from sea going vessels for many applications and is currently the largest available crane of its type situated on the Thames. Dependent upon materials transferred, achievable capacities achieved can approach 500 tonnes per hour.

We also have bulk storage at a number of other locations across the UK, further details are available on request.

All applications can be considered, please Contact us for your complete material supply.

We offer a total supply chain solution, taking advantage of our strategically placed chemical manufacturing, blending and storage sites throughout the UK. We can work with you, to understand your full business requirements and provide a fully integrated, dependable solution for all your chemical needs.

We are passionate about building long term relationships with our customers and ensure that our customers will always come first, by providing an unparalleled service, that is both cost-effective and trustworthy, with the hope that we will become integral to your business for years to come.

Bulk Locations

Grays

Located in Essex, close to the M25 and Dartford crossing, Grays is ICL’s first manufacturing site and is also home to the company’s head office and finance & administration functions.

Manufacturing processes consist of, but are not limited to: Silicates, PAC, Ammonium Sulphate, Aluminium Chloride (IChlor), High Base13, Tri Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Aluminate, contract spry drying, bulk chemical storage.

Thurrock

Located in Essex, on the River Thames with one of the deepest working jetties on the River, close to the M25 and Dartford crossing, West Thurrock is ICL’s largest bulk chemical manufacturing site.

The site has bulk storage for our core products as well as dedicated warehousing for dry goods.

Manufacturing processes consist of, but are not limited to: Caustic Soda, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hypochlorite, Ferric Sulphate, Amine Oxide, Starch Encapsulated Accords, Soap Rings (coloured), bulk chemical storage for many of our core products, dedicated warehousing for dry goods, jetty and terminal services.

West Thurrock also operates as our Packed Chemical Division, Southern hub.

Selby

Located in North Yorkshire with excellent transport links, via the M62 and M1.

Manufacturing processes and services consist of, but are not limited to: contract spray drying, liquid & powder mixing, re-packaging, toll manufacturing, bulk chemical storage for many of our core products, dedicated warehousing for dry goods.

Selby also operates as our Packed Chemical Division, Northern hub.

Widnes

Located in Cheshire in the Northwest, close to the M6.

Manufacturing processes and services consist of, but are not limited to: Ferric Sulphate, Sodium Dihydrogen Orthophosphate, Bulk Chemical Storage.

Newcastle

Located in Hebburn near the River Tyne, Close to the A1(M).

Manufacturing processes and services consist of, but are not limited to: Aluminium Sulphate, Ferric Sulphate, Bulk Chemical Storage.

Runcorn

Located in Cheshire in the Northwest, Close to the River Humber.

Manufacturing processes consist of: Ferrous Chloride, Ferric Chloride.

South Wales

Located just short of the River Severn Bridge.

Manufacturing processes consist of only Ferrous Chloride.

Scunthorpe

Located in Lincolnshire in the Northwest, close to the M6.

Manufacturing processes consist of, but are not limited to: Bulk Chemical Storage

Port Clarence

Located in Stockton-on-Tees in the Northwest, on the north bank of the River Tees this site is perfectly positioned for transport link via sea and road.

Manufacturing processes and services consist of, but are not limited to: Terminal Services, Bulk Chemical Storage.