RawSource

Hydrofluoric Acid Supplier for Industrial Uses 

Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a powerful chemical compound known for its unique properties and versatile applications across industries. However, it’s important to note that HF is highly corrosive and toxic, necessitating meticulous handling and storage to prevent severe burns, eye damage, and respiratory issues.
Hydrofluoric acid is widely used in the preparation of many useful fluorine compounds, such as Teflon (PTFE plastic), Freon (refrigerant), fluorocarbons, and many medications such as fluoxetine (Prozac). It is also used for many industrial purposes such as glass etching, metal cleaning, and rust removal. It is used in the semiconductor industry to clean silicon wafers.

Thriving Market Trends

The demand for hydrofluoric acid in the USA is on the rise, driven by the growth of key sectors like electronics, automotive, and advanced materials. Continuous research and development efforts in the chemical industry are unveiling new applications and enhancing production efficiency, further propelling market growth.

RawSource Supplies Hydrofluoric acid in three grades

Anhydrous HF (AHF)

AHF is used to produce environmentally preferred fluorocarbon products, fluoropolymers, and chemical derivatives. It is a clear, colorless, corrosive fuming liquid with a sharp, pungent odor. AHF is 100% soluble in water and is not flammable. It forms dense white vapor clouds if released. 

AHF is highly hazardous and needs to be handled and used with rigorous safety precautions. It can cause severe burns to all parts of the body in liquid and vapor forms. Specialized medical treatment is required for all exposures to HF acid.

Aqueous HF — 70% Solution

Our 70% HF solution is an aqueous grade that is a clear, colorless, corrosive fuming liquid with a sharp, stinging odor. It is 100% soluble in water and is not flammable.
70% HF is highly hazardous and needs to be handled and used with rigorous safety precautions. It can cause severe burns to all parts of the body in liquid and vapor forms. Specialized medical treatment is required for any exposure to 70% HF.

Aqueous HF — 49% Solution

Our 49% HF is a clear, colorless, corrosive fuming liquid with a sharp, stinging odor. It is non-fuming, 100% soluble in water, and is not flammable.

The 49% solution is highly hazardous and needs to be handled and used with rigorous safety precautions. Liquid exposure can cause severe burns to all parts of the body. Specialized medical treatment is required for any exposure to 49% HF.

Application of Hydrofluoric acid

From pharmaceuticals to non-stick coatings, Honeywell HF is a precursor to almost all fluorine compounds, including fluorine itself.

Anhydrous HF (AHF)

Most AHF is used to produce fluorinated carbon compounds. These materials are used in refrigerants, blowing agents and solvents, as well as raw materials for the plastics and petrochemical industries.

Aqueous HF – 70% and 49% Solution

Our 70% and 49% aqueous HF grades are used in applications including stainless steel and titanium pickling, glass etching/frosting, quartz purification, chemical milling, and rare metal processing. They are also used as a feedstock in the production of chemical derivatives. Some customers prefer the 49% grade due to its non-fuming properties.

Semiconductor Industry: HF is crucial for etching and cleaning silicon wafers, a vital step in microchip production, supporting the growth of the electronics sector.

Chemical Industry: It serves as a catalyst or reagent in various chemical processes, including the production of fluoropolymers used in the automotive, construction, and telecommunications industries.

Oil Refining Industry: Hydrofluoric acid plays a pivotal role in the alkylation process, enhancing the octane rating of petrol and improving the quality of the final product.

Metal Industry: Our hydrofluoric acid is used for extracting rare metals like niobium (Nb) and tantalum (Ta).

Pickling and Pickling Mixtures: It’s indispensable for removing scale layers from steel, especially stainless steel, and pickling alloyed steels, titanium, tungsten, and more.

Glass Industry: Hydrofluoric acid has been used in glass etching for centuries, providing a chemical solution to clean, matte, or decorate glass surfaces efficiently.

RawSource: Your Trusted Hydrofluoric Acid Supplier

At RawSource, we understand hydrofluoric acid’s critical role in various industrial processes. Safety is our top priority, and we uphold stringent safety standards to ensure the well-being of workers and the environment. Our commitment to transparency in chemical information fosters trust with our valued customers.

Global Reach, Local Expertise

With a robust global supply chain network spanning North America, Latin America, EMEA, and Asia, RawSource is your leading supplier of high-quality hydrofluoric acid in America. We provide strategic sourcing and flexible logistics options to meet your specific needs, addressing shortages and ensuring timely deliveries.

Safe Storage and Handling: To maintain the integrity of our high-quality hydrofluoric acid, we store it in specialized containers made of materials resistant to its corrosive properties, such as polyethylene or fluoropolymers. Strict safety measures and protocols are followed throughout storage, handling, and transport.

Environmental Responsibility

RawSource adheres to all environmental regulations concerning hydrofluoric acid. Efforts are made to minimize emissions of hydrogen fluoride (HF gas), a by-product of HF production. Strict guidelines and best practices are followed for the safe disposal of waste streams containing hydrofluoric acid.

Partner with RawSource

As hydrofluoric acid continues to play a crucial role in various American industries, RawSource stands as your trusted supplier and partner. Our unwavering commitment to safety, high-quality production, and a global supply chain network ensures you receive hydrofluoric acid products you can trust. Contact us today for more information or to make an inquiry. RawSource – Your Reliable Hydrofluoric Acid Supplier for Industrial Uses in the USA.

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