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Potassium Hydroxide

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


Cleaning Chemicals & Detergents

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.


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”.

In addition, aqueous Potassium Hydroxide is used as the electrolyte in alkaline batteries.


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.

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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Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

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