The primary applications of caustic potash liquor include the manufacture of biodiesel and soft soaps, as an electrolyte and for surface disinfection. Potassium hydroxide holds various industrial and niche uses such as detergent and cleaning products, pharmaceutical applications, food and cosmetic uses.
Chemical formula C6H8MO7 – crystal grains, white granules, or a colourless solution
Citric acid has a wide range of applications including as an acidifier, as a flavouring agent, or as a chelating agent. It can also act as a preservative for many foods and beverages, stabilising tastes and flavours and maintaining colours and vitamins. Citric acid is also used within the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries for a variety of purposes.
Demineralised water, also called demin or deionised water, is used in a wide variety of industrial, commercial and manufacturing applications, including the pharmaceutical, automotive and engineering industries. Routinely used within the beverage industry, it can also be used during the production of cosmetics or as a wash water.
Used as an oxidiser, bleaching agent and antiseptic, hydrogen peroxide has many industrial applications as well as within many cleaning products. Commonly used within the paper and pulp industry, it is also utilised by food producers as a flour bleaching agent, as a propellant in the aeronautical industry, and the cosmetic industry.
Chemical formula Na2S2O5 – a strongly odoured white crystalline powder or yellowish solution
Sodium metabisulphite, also known as sodium pyrosulphite, is a salt of sulphurous acid, mainly used as an antioxidant and preservative to prevent the enzymatic and bacterial spoilage of food. Also used for the sterilisation of equipment, or as a disinfectant. Other uses include in water treatment, textiles, pulp processing, gas purification and within the leather industry.
Chemical formula H3NSO3 – a colourless water-soluble compound
Also known as aminosulphonic acid, sulphamic or sulfamic acid is commonly used as a de-scaling and cleaning agent. This chemical has many applications, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry. Used as a catalyst for the esterification process, it also has some uses in dye manufacturing.