Potassium Hydroxide

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Chemical Composition: >90% Potassium Hydroxide

Also known as caustic potash, Potassium Hydroxide is a solid corrosive compound and is used in many of the same applications as sodium hydroxide.

Notable Applications:
• Used in the manufacturing of soaps
• Used to produce potassium salts
• Used to process soft drinks, chocolate and cocoa in the food industry
• Present in products that unclogs drains and pipes

General Safety Measures:
• Keep out of the reach of children
• Always use PPE when handling
• Highly corrosive substance
• Keep container tightly sealed and in a cool, dry, and isolated ventilated area
• Irritant to eyes – avoid contact
• Do not inhale or swallow

First Aid Measures:
• If accidentally swallowed, seek medical attention immediately. If a minor amount is swallowed, give lots of water as well as seek medical attention
• If there is contact with eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing and seek medical attention immediately if irritation continues or if loss of vision occurs
• If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs seek medical assistance.
• If inhaled, promptly remove to fresh air 

Spillage & Accidental Release Measures:
• Clear area of all unprotected personnel. If contamination of sewers or waterways has occurred advise local emergency services.
• Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contact and breathing in dust. Work up wind or increase
ventilation. Cover with damp absorbent (inert material, sand or soil). Sweep or vacuum up, but avoid generating
dust. Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal.

Firefighting Safety:
• Firefighters to ensure the use of full protective clothing and PPE, including proper breathing/oxygen gear

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Expected Delivery Times:  

NSW/ACT - 1-3 Business Days  

QLD - 2-5 Business Days  

VIC - 2-5 Business Days

SA - 3-6 Business Days