Ciner Resources Corporation mines, processes, and ships one of the most widely used and important commodities in the U.S.—soda ash. The naturally occurring raw material is used in a variety of industries and applications world-wide, including glass manufacturing, dry powder detergents (laundry, auto dish, etc.), pulp processing, pH control, specialty chemicals manufacturing (phosphates, chromium, etc.), and food manufacturing (yeast, baking soda, etc.).

When mined and processed, soda ash can vary in density, size, and shape. This flexibility allows it to be used in a variety of everyday products—like glass. Glass manufacturing accounts for more than fifty percent of world-wide soda ash production. Specifically, soda ash is used to make the most common type of glass, soda-lime silica glass. It is used as the main ingredient because soda ash naturally reduces melting temperatures and its alkali effectively supports the shaping of the glass item. Sand is also used as the glass forming oxide while lime is used to provide chemical stability.

Once formulated, glass can be specialized for use in a variety industries. The Flat Glass Industry primarily produces glass for the automotive (laminated and tempered glass) and construction sectors (windows and doors). Additional flat glass markets include mirrors, solar panels, signs, and optical glasses. The Glass Container Industry produces a wider variety of products, such as beverage bottles (beer, wine, juices, etc.), food and pharmaceutical containers, toiletries, cosmetics, and laboratory glassware. Additional glass manufacturing products include light bulbs, tableware, decorative, video screens, televisions, fiberglass, and other specialty items.

Ciner soda ash is naturally mined from the ground and refined with no additional chemicals providing glass manufacturing customers with superior, environmentally-friendly, high quality soda ash. Our all-natural 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 products or services, please contact our Customer Service Team at (800) 865-1774 or visit custserv@ciner.us.com.