Household Industrial and Institutional Product Manufacturing Industry Summary

Chemicals have been combined to create products for more than 9,000 years. However, the chemical industry did not find its niche until the industrial revolution with the advent of sulfuric acid and soda plants across Asia, followed closely by artificial fertilizer plants. Shortly after that, textile mills across Europe formed synthetic dyes from coal, mass produced sulfuric acid, and used electricity and salt to create chlorine and caustic soda. Organic chemistry’s industrial beginnings in the 19th century formed plastics and fibers from petrochemicals, and polymer science joined with chemical engineering to drive the industrial and institutional chemical market forward. Plastics, paints, adhesives, and resins were engineered, and the end of World War II ushered in a change from organic chemicals to petrochemicals. As the industry advances, the household industrial and institutional product supplier, Bell Chem, changes with it.

Approximately three-fourths of the chemicals produced in the world emanates from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States. In 2008, the United States’ chemical output garnered 18.6% of the market worldwide, bringing in $689 million. Many of the products generated by the United States are available through Bell Chem’s Florida warehouse. The following CsanTM Sanitation Products can be in stock: alkaline, foaming, and general purpose cleaners; chlorinated detergents; acid degreasers; sanitizers; and conveyor and chain lubricants along with other chemicals and ingredients.

Many other multi-purpose products in Bell Chem’s extensive inventory are ideal for industrial use, including:

  • Acids: Acetic acid, ascorbic acid, citric acid, coconut fatty acid, gluconic acid, glycolic acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, oxalic acid, oleic acid, phosphoric acid, and sulfuric acid all decrease the pH of products, disinfect, and refine products

  • Surfactants: NP-9 (nonylphenol ethoxylate), N-60 and lauryl dimethylamine cause the production of foam

  • Oxidizing agents: hydrogen peroxide, calcium chloride, sodium sulfite, and sulfonic acid eliminate odors and disinfect

Many of the chemicals in Bell Chem’s inventory have multiple purposes, such as:

  • Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, which acts as a buffer, detergent, emulsifier, and a thickening agent

  • Zinc sulfate, an electrolyte used as an astringent and emetic, dye fixative, leather preservative, in zinc plating and as an ingredient in fluorescent lights, luminous paints, and x-ray screens

  • Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) is a common chemical that disinfects, removes stains, and increases pH

  • Potassium hydroxide is also known as caustic potash and has a wide variety of applications, including the production of detergents, liquid fertilizers, potassium carbonate, potassium phosphates, and soap


The household industrial and institutional product supplier, Bell Chem, has the household industrial and institutional product manufacturing industry covered with its products designed to degrease, oxidize, clean, deodorize, sanitize, and lubricate. Give Bell Chem a call at 407-339-2355 (BELL) or visit www.bellchem.com to learn about our CsanTM sanitation products and how they can keep your business running smoothly.