Sodium Lignosulfonate

Sodium lignosulfonate (sodium salt of lignosulfonic acid) is a natural polymer and anionic surfactant. Its appearance is brown powder or liquid, no special odor, non-toxic, easily soluble in water and lye, precipitated by acid, and has strong dispersing ability. As a kind of surfactant, sodium lignosulphonate (SLS) can produce multiple products through modification, processing, compounding and other methods, mainly used in concrete, cement, resin, rubber, dye, pesticide, ceramics, asphalt, feed, water treatment , coal water slurry, refractories, oil field drilling, compound fertilizers, smelting, casting, adhesives.

  • Sodium Lignosulphonate Powder
    Sodium Lignosulphonate Powder
  • Product Name: Sodium Lignosulfonate (SLS)
  • Appearance: Yellow Brown Powder
  • Dry Matter % : 92 min
  • PH Value: 7.5~10.5
  • CAS No.: 8061-51-6
  • HS Code: 38040000
  • Molecular Formula: C20H24Na2O10S2

Sodium Lignosulfonate As Concrete Water Reducer

Sodium lignosulfonate can be used as an admixture for polymers and concrete, and has the advantages of low cost, high efficiency, strong market competitiveness and environmental protection. At present, the largest demand for sodium lignosulfonate is in the construction industry. It has excellent properties such as high water-reducing performance, low slump loss, high strength and retardation. It can adsorb and disperse cement, and can improve various physical properties of concrete. Besides, sodium lignosulphonate can be formulated into early strength agent, retarder, antifreeze, pumping agent.

  • Reduce water consumption by more than 14%.
  • Strong adaptability to various cements.
  • Improve the workability of concrete.
  • Reduce the heat of hydration in the early stage of cement hydration.
  • Chlorine-free and non-corrosive to steel bars.
  • It has an obvious compounding effect with naphthalene based superplasticizer.
  • According to the type of cement, the condition of the aggregate, the type of naphthalene superplasticizer, etc., we need to test and then determine the dosage and ratio.
  • The recommended dosage of sodium lignosulfonate in concrete is 0.2%~0.6% (cement weight), and we should determine the optimal dosage after passing the test.

Most concrete water reducing admixture are surfactants. Therefore, the mechanism of action of sodium lignosulfonate is surface activity.

After adding sodium lignosulfonate to the concrete, the hydrophobic group of the water reducing agent is directionally adsorbed on the surface of the cement particles, and the hydrophilic group points to the aqueous solution, forming a monomolecular or multi-molecular adsorption film, so that the cement particles have the same surface. The charges are repelled and dispersed, and excess water is released from between the particles to achieve the purpose of water reduction. At the same time, due to the reduction of the surface tension of water and the interfacial tension between cement particles, the water consumption is correspondingly reduced under the condition of maintaining the same fluidity, which also plays the role of water reduction. Kingsun sodium lignosulphonate powder can greatly reduce the hydration of concrete, reduce the porosity, increase the compactness of concrete, and greatly improve the strength and impermeability of concrete.

  1. During the construction process, we must strictly control the dosage. Once the amount is too large, it may cause the coagulation time to be significantly prolonged.
  2. Product delay increases significantly as temperature decreases. The lower the temperature, the slower the strength increase.
  3. Sodium lignosulfonate powder is easily soluble in water and can be formulated into an aqueous solution of 1%-50% When dissolving, put water into the container first, then quickly add sodium lignin sulfonate while stirring to avoid agglomeration or prolong dissolution time. After being formulated into a solution, it should be used up within ten days to prevent mildew.
  4. Before use, we need to carry out the adaptability test of the cement variety. This is because concrete water reducers must be tested and meet the technical requirements before they are put into engineering use.
  5. For concrete with air-entrained amount, when the air-entrained amount is too large, it is necessary to choose an appropriate vibration time or take other defoaming measures to make the air content meet the technical requirements.

Adding this product during the preparation of coal water slurry can improve the output of the high mill. Besides, it can maintain the normal state of the pulping system, reduce the power consumption of pulping, and increase the concentration of coal water slurry.

In the process of manufacturing wall tiles and refractory bricks, sodium lignin sulfonate not only firmly bonds the raw material particles of the green body, but also increases the strength of the dry slab by 20%-60%.

  • Used as a dispersant in the printing and dyeing industry. The dispersant NNO is compounded with sodium lignosulphonate as the main raw material. Used as dispersant and filler for vat dyes and disperse dyes, sodium lignosulphonate can increase the color strength of the dye, make the coloring more uniform, and shorten the grinding time of the dye.
  • It can be used as filler, dispersant and suspending agent in pesticide processing, greatly improving the suspension rate and wetting performance of wettable powder.

Used for ball crushing of iron ore fines, lead-zinc ore fines, pulverized coal, coke powder. Moreover, it also is used in pressing of cast iron and cast steel sand.

In drilling, sodium lignosulfonate can be used as diluting dispersant and viscosity reducer to improve fluidity in crude oil transportation and reduce energy consumption. In petroleum products, it is used as a cleaning agent, dispersant, high-alkaline additive, antirust agent, antistatic agent, emulsifying viscosity reducer, wax-eliminating and anti-wax agent, etc.

1. It has good diffusion properties and can be dissolved in water of any hardness. The aqueous solution has good chemical stability and is biodegradable.

2. The solid product is a yellow-brown free-flowing powder with hygroscopicity. Soluble in water, not affected by pH changes, but insoluble in ethanol, acetone and other common organic solvents. The aqueous solution is brown to black and has colloidal properties. The viscosity of the solution increases with the increase of concentration. Lignosulfonate has little effect on reducing the interfacial surface tension between liquids, and cannot reduce the surface tension of water or form micelles. Its dispersion mainly depends on the adsorption and desorption of the matrix and the generation of charges.

Items Sodium Lignosulfonate
Appearance Yellow Brown Powder
Dry Matter % 92 min
Lignosulphonate % 60 min
Moisture % 7 max
Water-insoluble matter % 0.5 max
Sulfate (as Na2SO4) % 4 max
PH Value 7.5-10.5
Content of Ca and Mg % 0.4 max
Total reducing matter % 4 max
Content of Fe % 0.1 max
Packing Net 25kg PP bags; 550kg jumbo bags;

Kingsun - Leading Sodium Lignosulphonate Manufacturer & Supplier

As a professional sodium lignosulfonate manufacturer and supplier in China, Henan Kingsun chemical Co., Ltd. has more than 15 years’ experiences in construction chemicals industry. In addition, we also provide high quality sodium gluconate, PCE superplasticizer, sodium naphthalene superplasticizer and calcium lignosulphonate,etc.

  • Kingsun has its own factory and raw materials, as well as advanced production lines, so we can guarantee the sufficient supply and deliver goods on time.
  • All of Kingsun concrete chemicals have been exported to more than 30 countries and regions, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Jordan, Russia, Peru, Bangladesh, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bahrain, Mexico, Chile, Israel, Qatar, Brazil, etc. 
  • We always offer good quality products, factory wholesale price and good services for all the customers. 

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