Sodium Nitrate

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Plater Group is a leading UK supplier of Sodium Nitrate, producing and offering the product in 25, 200, 220,1000 Litre, 25kg bag, bulk bags and bulk loads.

We are also a Sodium Nitrate distributor, covering the UK, Ireland and Europe. 

Sodium nitrate NaNO₃ is a white solid which is very soluble in water. It is nitrogen-rich and classed within the ‘salt’ family. It is a readily available source of the nitrate anion (NO₃) which is useful in several reactions carried out on industrial levels for the production of fertilizers, pyrotechnics, glass, pottery enamels, food preservatives and rocket propellants. It has been mined extensively for these purposes.  

Sodium nitrate is obtained by ‘leaching’ caliche ore, i.e. as water passes through the ore it removes sodium nitrate. Alternatively, it can be produced by the reaction of sodium hydroxide and nitric acid or as a co-product from the manufacture of metal catalysts. Historically, this co-product would have been disposed of as a waste effluent, but it is now recovered, concentrated and crystallised for onward sale. It is used in metal treatment and to produce glass, ceramics and explosives.

We offer Sodium Nitrate with or without an anti-caking agent, and also in liquid form to a variety of strengths. Sodium Nitrate is commonly used:

  • in the food industry as a preservative
  • in the fertiliser industry as a source of nitrogen
  • as a pesticide
  • in waste water treatment to aid the growth of useful bacteria
  • within glass production to produce chemically strengthened glass which is more resistant to scratching and has improved strength
  • in the pharmaceutical industry
  • as pH regulators and water treatment products
  • in metal surface treatment products
  • in heat transfer fluids
  • in adhesives and sealants
  • in anti-freeze products
  • in explosives
  • in hydraulic fluids

  • If you would like a quote or require more information about how Plater Group can supply you with Sodium Nitrate please complete the form below and a member of our team will get back to you shortly or phone us on +44 (0)1283 792600.

    Available Options:


    Drum Drum IBC IBC Bag Bag Bulk Bag Bulk Bag Bulk Bulk





    1000L IBC

    25KG BAGS




    Technical Grade

    Food Grade


    Custom Dilution