Sodium Sulfide 60%

Sodium Sulfide 60%
Sodium Sulfide 60%

Deliver Terms: FCA, FOB, CIF, CFR, DAP, DDU, DDP Based on customer’s inquiry

Customization: Customized logo, Graphic customization, Customized packaging

Packaging: 25-Kg sacks and 1-MT Big Bags with PE liners.

Min Order: 22 Tons

HS Code: 28301000
CAS NO.:1313-82-2

Physical and Chemical Propertie

Appearance: Yellow to Dark Yellow Flakes
Molecular Formula: Na₂S
Molecular Weight: 78.04 g/mole
Density: 1600 kg/m3
Bulk Density: Approximately 850 kg/m³
Solubility in Water (20°C): 178 g/l
Na2S: 60±2%
Na2SO3: <2 % wt.
Na2CO3: <0.5% wt.
NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide): ≤ 0.2 % wt.
NaSH (Sodium Hydrogensulfide): ≤ 0.5 % wt.
Iron Content: <10 PPM
Water Insoluble: 0.05 % max

More Information: TDS


Sodium Sulfide is a yellow solid compound in flaky shape which can be found in anhydrous and hydrate forms. Sodium Sulfide with chemical formula of Na2S is soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohols. It can be easily oxidized when exposed to air. It has a distinct smell similar to rotten eggs. Sodium Sulfide is widely used in as flocculants, coloration agent and tanneries processes, oxygen scavenger in water treatment process, toning agent in photography of photographs, desulfurization agent in textile industry and even oil recovery operations.

Due to increasing demands for clean water, the market growth of Sodium sulfide is estimated to be in a rising trend around the world.

Market Overview

Referenced to ‘’’’ website, as Sodium Sulfide is majorly used during the process of the leather and tanning industry, this segment is anticipated to show significant growth in the period time of 2016 and 2024 with a total volume CAGR of 3.7% and total turnover of more than US$ 190 million by the end of 2024. It is also predicted that in future, application of sodium sulfide will be increasing in ore processing sections. In fact, sodium sulfide in ore processing should see constant growth over the period 2016-2024. This is due to sodium sulfide’s wide applications in ore processing as it is used to produce iron, steel, magnesium and copper during the process of flotation. Developing countries such as China, India, and Vietnam along with African nations such as Morocco and Ethiopia are predicted to experience sturdy growth in leather production and sodium sulfide usage. On the other hand, some health hazards caused by sodium sulfide may act as an obstacle for Sodium Sulfide market growth.

Referenced to, most significant importing markets of Sodium Sulfide in 2021are United States and Chine with proportions of 13% and 12%, respectively.

Purchasing From TEAM

TEAM has been actively supplying Sodium Sulfide numerous industries and has competitive pricing. Our Sodium Sulfide has been supplied to our neighboring countries; references are available upon request. We have a standard quality control system in place and can arrange for international inspection with the help of inspection companies such as SGS.


The price of Sodium Sulfide may vary depending on its purity and delivery method. Please contact TEAM sales department through our contact numbers, in order to register a purchase order or pre-purchase consultation.

Advantages and Benefits

Sodium Sulfide has high water solubility and low iron content which make it an ideal chemical as an intermediate agent in production of variety chemicals such as detergents and rubbers. Moreover, liming and desulfurization properties of Sodium Sulfide are excellent properties for leather and textile processing.


It is recommended to be careful when working with Sodium Sulfide, as it is hazardous to humans, and may cause irritation in throat, eyes, and skin. Also, inhaling sulfide dust may cause breathing diseases. Please refer to TEAM MSDS for further details on Sodium Sulfide hazards.


Pulp and Paper
Pulp and Paper

Sodium Sulfide is widely used in producing dyestuff intermediates, flotation agents, used in; rubber industry, paper industry, waste water treatment and pigment production. The main applications of Sodium Sulfide have been briefly discussed below:


  • Leather Industry: Main application of sodium sulfide is in leather industry as “Liming & Unhairing Agent” in the liming process of leather production.
  • Ore Mining: Na2S is utilized in ore mining and ore processing. It is estimated that usage of sodium sulfide in this industry has an increasing trend.
  • Water Treatment: Sodium sulfide is used as Oxygen-Scavenger in water treatment as an effective flocculent and metal precipitant agent.
  • Photography Industry: Sodium sulfide is used in toning of black and white photographs.
  • Petroleum industry: Extraction of petroleum and oil recovery operations are the other application of sodium sulfide.
  • Pulp and paper industry: Na2S is utilized in kraft process of pulp and paper industry.
  • Textile industry: Na2S can be used as desulfurization chlorine & bleaching agent in textile industry.
  • Dye production: It is used in production of vegetable dyes and sulfur dyes.
  • Intermediate in chemicals production and processing: Na2S is used in producing rubbers, detergents, and agriculture products as sulfonation and sulfomethylation agent. It is also used as auxiliary in producing Cellulose materials.

Sodium Sulfide 60%

Production Method

Na2S is majorly produced by chemical reduction of Sodium Sulfide.

Na2SO4 + 2C → Na2S + 2CO2

In addition, Na2S also can be prepared by sulfur reduction along with sodium in ammonia in small scales.

2Na + S → Na2S

Safety tips

Storage Condition

Sodium Sulfide is a strong base and can cause severe burns to human organs. Due to this,
sodium sulfide must be stored in a tightly closed containment container. It should not be stored with incompatible materials such as acids, oxidizers and aluminum powder. In addition, storage area must be labeled with the appropriate hazard labels –such as ‘toxic’ or ‘poison’. Sodium sulfide may decompose if got in contact with moisture, water and acids.
For more information please refer to Sodium Sulfide Material Safety Datasheet.


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