Basic Chemicals

Basic Chemicals

Hydrogen Peroxide: A clean, environmentally friendly oxidizing agent

The hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) that the Hodogaya Chemical Group supplies is notable as a clean, environmentally harmonious oxidizing agent because it breaks down into water and hydrogen. Hodogaya Chemical group company Nippon Peroxide Co., Ltd. is a dedicated developer, manufacturer and seller of hydrogen peroxide.

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Paper pulp bleaching

White paper, such as copy paper, is all around us. Since the bleaching process that uses hydrogen peroxide to bleach paper and pulp instead of chlorine gas was introduced, demand for hydrogen peroxide has soared. Hydrogen peroxide is also used in a number of other applications, including industrial oxidation, cleaning in the semiconductor manufacturing process, and pollution/waste water remediation, etc.

Environmental Applications

Hydrogen peroxide is now used not only in wastewater treatment, but to purify contaminated soil as well. Hydrogen peroxide has long been used as an oxygen source in soil purification, but recently, its powers of oxidation have come to be used to break down organic contaminants such as VOCs.

Using hydrogen peroxide, it is possible to treat high concentrations of contamination (which would be difficult using microbes), and thereby shorten the purification process. Because the only residue left by the hydrogen peroxide after it breaks down is water and hydrogen, there is no worry about negative effects on the environment. Hydrogen peroxide is an ideal candidate for soil purification applications, and we expect demand to continue to grow.

Hydrogen Peroxide Derivatives

We are working to further expand this business area by developing products that use hydrogen peroxide (derivatives).
One of these is sodium percarbonate (PC), a solid form of hydrogen peroxide that is used as a bleaching agent for clothing and in dishwasher detergent, among other applications.

Another derivative is Oxypail (acetyl hydroperoxide), used to disinfect containers and manufacturing equipment in soft drink, dairy product, beer, wine and other food manufacturing facilities.

With these hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide derivative products, the Hodogaya Chemical group is contributing to the effort to reduce environmental impact by producing environmentally friendly products.

An Overview of a Typical Paper Pulp Bleaching Operation
Paper Manufacturing Process


  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Sodium Percarbonate
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Derivatives

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