Formaldehyde 35/10% IBC - 4 weeks delivery
Allow 4 weeks for delivery. . Formaldehyde 35/10% IBC is a naturally occurring organic compound, it has the formula CH2O. It takes the form of a colourless gas synthesized by the oxidization of methanol, it has a distinct, pungent odour. Environmentally, formaldehyde is found in the atmosphere, smoke from fires, cigarette smoke and car exhausts. Small volumes are also produced during metabolic processes in animals, including humans. Because formaldehyde polymerises spontaneously into paraformaldehyde, it is usually stored as an aqueous solution to prevent this. Formaldehyde also goes by the following names; methanal, methylene chloride, oxymethyline, methylaldehyde and oxomethene. Formaldehyde has many uses, industrially, it is a common precursor to more complex compounds and materials. It is used in the production of urea formaldehyde resin, melamine resin, phenol formaldehyde resin, polyoxymethylene plastics, 1,4-butanediol, and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate. It is also used in the textile industry to produce finishers to make fabrics crease-resistant. As an aqueous solution, Formaldehyde 35/10% IBC can be used as a disinfectant, it is known to kill most bacteria and fungi, including their spores. In vaccine manufacturing, it is used as a additive to inactivate toxins and pathogens. Formaldehyde allows fertiliser to slowly release nitrogen over time, which is necessary for plant growth. It can also be used in building materials such as plywood, particleboard and other pressed wood products. To view our full range of agricultural products, click here.