Unnatural soda ash, also known as synthetic soda ash, is manufactured using the Solvay, Hou, or ammonia-soda process. Each method contains a number of different chemicals that leave behind byproducts such as residual calcium carbonate, chloride, and other limestone components. In addition, the salt brine used by the process is usually purified to remove magnesium and calcium ions, typically to form carbonates. These byproducts and carbonates are impurities that create additional waste products. This waste is usually discharged into waterways, leading to water pollution and deterioration of the surrounding environment, including the destruction of nearby coral reefs, seagrass, and seaweed communities.

Since 1962, Ciner Resources Corporation has been producing all-natural, environmentally-friendly soda ash. Our natural mining and processing method produces a pure, high-quality product. Using one of the world’s oldest mining methods, we excavate trona via the Room and Pillar Method. As one of the most ecologically-friendly approaches to mining today, it helps to preserve the Green River Basin. Utilizing evaporative crystallizer technology we refine, recycle, and reuse all soda ash throughout the purification process—A soda ash and water mixture is contained in holding ponds throughout our facility until the water naturally evaporates and crystallization begins. These crystals are then dried and made ready for transport all around the world.

Today, we successfully and safely operate one of the leading soda ash facilities in the world. As the leading global soda ash company, we feel it is our corporate responsibility to set an environment-friendly precedent when it comes to mining trona from the Green River Basin. We understand how important the environment is to the future of our industry. As a direct result, Ciner is committed to working toward producing innovative, reliable, and safe products for the environment and for decades to come.

Our all-natural, environmentally-friendly mining approach keeps costs low, allowing us to distribute Ciner soda ash all over the world in a cost-effective and competitive manner. For more information on our soda ash products or services, please contact our Customer Service Team at (800) 865-1774 or visit custserv@ciner.us.com.