Synonyms: Potash Lye, caustic potash
- is an intermediate in the formulation of personal care products such as liquid lotions, soaps and shampoos
- As a strong base, it reacts with grease and fats, making it a useful ingredient in drain and oven cleaners as well as in non-phosphate detergents.
- Due to its low salt index and high solubility, caustic potash also serves in the manufacture of liquid fertiliser mixtures. KOH liquid is known to increase crop yield and to improve the drought tolerance of crops
- It is also used as an electrolyte in the production of alkaline batteries and to manufacture biodiesel as well as deicers for airport runways