Potassium Sector Group

The interests of potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) and potassium carbonate producers are supported by Cefic’s Potassium Sector Group. This group consists of six companies who produce these vital chemicals. This group ensures that accurate data on capacities are reported for business uses and that all are informed on relevant regulatory updates.

These companies include:

Potassium hydroxide is essential as an electrolyte in batteries, in the manufacture of soaps, in chemical manufacture, fertiliser production, petroleum refining and in de-icing and cleaning solutions. It is also a useful pH balancing agent. Similarly, potassium carbonate is also useful as a pH buffering agent (such as in foodstuff), as a fire suppressant, in welding applications and in animal feed to ensure that farmed animals get enough potassium.