Potassium hydroxide or potash is a mineral compound with the formula KOH, commonly called caustic potash. Potassium hydroxide is a strong base
It has many applications in industry and its most important application is acid neutralization.
Potassium hydroxide is used in the production of a variety of ingredients including liquid soaps, lotions, shampoos, hair sprays and dentures.
Potash is used in industrial compounds such as stove cleaners, road cleaners and in non-phosphate detergents as well as pipe and drain cleaners.
Potassium hydroxide is often used as an additive in commercial processed foods or as a chemical coating for fruits and vegetables.
Potash is used in chocolate making, cocoa processing and beverages, and as a thickener in ice cream.
Potash acts as an antifoam agent in the paper making process and is used as a nutrient for grass growth in industrial fertilizers, fungicides and herbicides.