Potassium Hydroxide Prices
Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Potassium Hydroxide prices in several countries, as follows:
About Potassium Hydroxide. Potassium Hydroxide (a.k.a. KOH, Caustic Potash) is an inorganic salt. It is the one the most produced bases worldwide, and shares similarities with sodium hydroxide (NaOH), although sodium hydroxide is estimated to be produced 100 times more than KOH for its lower cost. Potassium hydroxide has a strong base/caustic nature, and for that, it has a wide range of uses in different types industry, manufacturing products such as soaps, fertilizers, batteries and many others.
Chemical Formula. KOH
Commercial Grades. Laboratory grade (min. 99.9% purity, in pallets of flake forms); reagent grade (min. 95% purity); commercial grade (min. 85% purity); purified by alcohol (various compositions); aqueous solution (usually 45% w/v)
Uses. Potassium Hydroxide is mainly used in the production of soaps; bleaching; production of batteries as an electrolyte; electroplating; as liquid fertilizer/herbicide ingredient; precursor to other potassium compounds; paint remover; corrosion inhibitor; food additive; oxidizing agent; pharmaceutical alkalizer; and manufacturing of food-contact paper.
- Potassium chloride (electrolysis using mercury cell)
- Potassium chloride (electrolysis using membrane cell)
Derivatives. Potassium Hydroxide is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: potassium carbonate; potassium chlorate; potassium cyanide; potassium iodide; potassium metabisulfite; potassium permanganate; potassium pyrophosphate; potassium silicate; potassium thiocyanate; and zeolite X.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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