White Salt Production

We supply de-icing white salt to a variety of customers at the most competitive rates in the sector. Read on for more on the process of white salt production.

Where does white salt come from?

White salt is a pure product the only additive is an anti-caking agent to stop the salt clumping together into large blocks. White salt is created by evaporating fresh sea water, which leaves behind the natural white salt. This is an ancient method of extracting white salt, with archaeology revealing saltworks over 8,000 years old in Romania and China. Salt has always been vital to human life, and the manufacture of it is one of the most ancient forms of industry. In fact, the word 'salary' originates from the word salt, ancient Romans were actually paid in salt, as there was no means of refrigeration to preserve food.

The white salt sold by Online Rock Salt comes from Sardinia and is transported by a chartered ship to Liverpool docks. This means that our white salt follows traditional trade patterns, making it different to many retailers of white salt in the market today.

White salt has many purposes in the modern world. Food is the first thing most of us associate with white salt, although it only accounts for 17.5% of salt use. Other uses include manufacturing, agricultural use, and even in the making of cosmetic products! 

The white salt sold on our website is particularly suited for de-icing, quickly and efficiently melting snow and ice. Some argue that white salt is better suited for spreading over frozen roads, although we hold the opinion that rock salt, when dried, is best for road-spreading. However, white salt leaves less visible residue after the snow has melted away, making it the better option for customers where this is a major concern.

​White salt has many purposes in the modern world. Food is the first thing most of us associate with white salt, although it only accounts for 17.5% of salt use

If you’re looking for a cleaner, purer product for de-icing paths and roads taken from a natural source and shipped exclusively for Online Rock Salt customers then white salt may well be the product for you. This product is particularly useful when de-icing areas with high footfall such as shopping centres, & schools where children will tread the salty residue into carpets which can be difficult to clean up afterwards.

If you have any further questions about white salt or would like to place an order, why not telephone the office on 01694 425 038 or get a quote from our easy to use website?

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