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Salt is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet and an incredibly important substance whose number of uses is estimated to more than 14,000. Much more than a food enhancer and preserver, salt is used across different sectors and is an essential element in the manufacturing of a wide range of products.

In Europe, the chlor-alkali and synthetic soda ash industries are the main applications for salt (53%). A proportion of 15% of salt is used for de-icing, 12% for food/feed, 5% for water softening and the remaining 15% for other applications.


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