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Widnes Alkali Company, caustic soda and bleaching powder manufacturers of Widnes, Lancashire.
1884 erected a revolving furnace of about 26ft. length with two discharge holes.
1888 Installed a very large revolving furnace of 30 ft. length with diameter of 12 ft. 6 in. A charge of salt cake was 8 tons 12 cwt. producing 240 tons of 60 per cent. caustic soda in 7 days operation.
1888 Widnes Alkali Co exhibited crystals of chlorate of potash at the Glasgow International Exhibition.
1888 For some time the Widnes Alkali Co had been making a type of Portland cement from caustic lime mud to the patent of Mr John S. Rigby; a company was formed to purchase the rights and build works at Widnes and St. Helens.
1891 One of many Leblanc soda manufacturers which amalgamated to form the United Alkali Co.
1919 merged with Muspratt Wood End works as Muspratt No 2 works.
1930 Amalgamated with Gaskell, Marsh works