purified sodium sesquicarbonate
, and feed grade sodium bicarbonate products.
In most cases the active ingredients are sodium sesquicarbonate
and various polymers that fall under the umbrella of "polycarboxylates.
Through the SO3 mitigation technology, a naturally occurring mineral chemically known as sodium sesquicarbonate
(the raw material for soda ash), is injected in dry form into the flue gas stream.
soda ash, caustic soda, sodium bicarbonate, S-Carb(R) and Sesqui(TM) sodium sesquicarbonate
will increase prices for its feed grade sodium bicarbonate and sodium sesquicarbonate
products effective December 1, 2002.
Downstream products include sodium bicarbonate, sodium sesquicarbonate
and sodium hydroxide.
However, in the last decade the feed industry has moved toward the use of sodium sesquicarbonate
(trona) as a buffering product.
Cyclicality, especially compared with most commodity chemicals companies, is mitigated by the fact that the majority of end-users are in stable and predictable industries such as detergents, as well as by BM's growing presence in other products (such as sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride liquor, branded sodium sesquicarbonate
, sodium silicate, and soda crystals), and, to a lesser extent, by the timing differences between the various product and regional cycles (strengthened by the group's increasing presence in Africa and Asia).