Molécula de Potasa caustica

Caustic potash

Caustic potash is a commonly used base in the industry, which Ercros markets in liquid and flake forms

Caustic potash sheet (in Spanish)

What is it used for?

Caustic potash (also known as potassium hydroxide) is an inorganic chemical compound applied as a strong base, given its reactivity with acids and its natural corrosiveness.

In the industry it is used for:

  • For the production of other potassium salts.
  • For the production of mild and liquid soaps.
  • As a laboratory reagent.
  • In metal finishing.
  • For water treatment and as a cleaning agent.
  • In the synthesis of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical intermediates.
  • In the manufacture of liquid fertilisers and alkaline batteries.
  • In the cosmetics industry.
One of the main uses is metal finishing.
One of the main uses of caustic potash is metal finishing.

Did you know that...

Due to their softness and solubility, potassium soaps need less water to liquefy and can contain more cleaning agent.

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José Antonio Riquelme Vicente
José Antonio Riquelme Vicente
Sales Manager for the Catalonia and Levante markets.


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