Potassium Hydroxide cleans up

When producing any type of cleaning product, the base needs to have certain characteristics. For example, it needs to be a strong chemical base, react well with grease and fats, have a high affinity for water and be able to degrade various materials. Potassium hydroxide (KOH) has all these characteristics and more.

Preserving your Wine with Potassium Metabisulfite

“Oxygen is the greatest enemy of wine” according to Louis Pasteur, the father of modern microbiology. However, there are ways to defeat this enemy, extending the longevity of wine and preserving its flavours. To discover how to achieve this, we need to take a look at the role of oxygen in the production and storage of wine.

Powering Alkaline Batteries with Potassium Hydroxide

Alkaline batteries have literally become an essential part of our lives. They are used in everything from hearing aids to remote controls, toys and video games. In fact, the industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry since its inception in the 1950s. The market for alkaline batteries is expected to grow to a value of 8 billion euros by the year 2022.

Potassium Citrate, Keeping Your Food Fresh for Longer

Preservation of food is something humans have had to do for generations. This is the way we prevent food from deteriorating due to microorganisms, light, heat or oxidation so that it lasts longer. In ancient times salt was the primary preserving agent. The process of smoking meat also originated from the need to prolong its storage time before it becomes harmful for human consumption.

Staying Sugar-Free with Acesulfame Potassium

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. The problem is that we are consuming more calories than we are using, which leads to a build-up of fat in the body. Sugar is a major source of calorie intake in our diet. In fact, satisfying our craving for sweet tastes but avoiding the calories that come with sugar, is how sugar substitutes came into being in the first place.

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