General industry

General Industry covers a broad range of products that are used in different industries.

  • Deicing of airport runways, providing safe travel also in winter time, is done mostly with potassium formate in Europe¬†
  • Potassium silicate produced from KOH and K2CO3 acts as a binder and a fluxing agent in welding rods
  • Potassium phosphates produced from KOH are used in a.o. the textile industry, metal surface treatment, paper processing and water treatment
  • In specialty glass, K2CO3 provides improved properties of greater electrical resistivity, higher refraction index, greater brilliance, lower softening point and a wide temperature working range