Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide manufactures Airedale Chemical, are one of the leading suppliers to businesses across the UK and further afield.

Potassium Hydroxide which holds various industrial and niche applications due to its corrosive nature and reactivity towards acids is commonly used within the detergent, cleaning and personal care industries.

A strong alkaline, Potassium Hydroxide is also known as Caustic Potash and has the chemical formula KOH. KOH sits within the compounds known as lye which is obtained through leaching ashes to create a liquid.

Airedale Chemical’s Potassium Hydroxide are supplied in the form of white solid pellets which like any potassium hydroxide flake or pellet will become tacky when in contact with air.

The primary applications of Potassium Hydroxide include disinfectant of surfaces, manufacture of biodiesel and soft soaps and as an electrolyte.

If you are looking to buy Potassium Hydroxide solutions from leading suppliers then get in touch with Airedale Chemical’s team of experts for a quote today.

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Other names: Caustic Potash, Lye, Potash Lye, Potassia, Potassium Hydrate, KOH

Grade: TECH

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25kg Bag Solid/Powder only chemicals


Personal Care

Often used in the diagnosis of fungal infections for skin and hair but more commonly used in the creation of liquid and soft soaps.
Potassium Hydroxide is also used in manicure treatments as a “cuticle remover”

Detergent & Cleaning

The most common place to find KOH is in disinfectants and cleaning products, the main reason for this is its dissolvability. 121g of KOH will dissolve in 100ml of water at room temperature which makes it the ideal choice for detergents.

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