Potassium alum, potash alum, or potassium aluminium manufacturers, suppliers, and supplier in Sohar Muscat Barka Ruwi Madayn Salalah
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Potassium alum, potash alum, or potassium aluminium sulfate is a chemical compound: the double sulfate of potassium and aluminium, with chemical formula KAl(SO4)2. Potassium alum is commonly used in water purification, leather tanning, dyeing, fireproof textiles, and baking powder as E number E522. It also has cosmetic uses as a deodorant, as an aftershave treatment, and as a styptic for minor bleeding from shaving.
Potassium alum is used in medicine mainly as an astringent (or styptic) and antiseptic.
Potassium alum may be an acidic ingredient of baking powder to provide a second leavening phase at high temperatures (although sodium alum is more commonly used for that purpose.
Potassium alum is used as a fire retardant to render cloth, wood, and paper materials less flammable.
Potassium alum is used in leather tanning, in order to remove moisture from the hide and prevent rotting. Unlike tannic acid, alum doesn’t bind to the hide and can be washed out of it.
Alum has been used since antiquity as mordant to form a permanent bond between dye and natural textile fibers like wool. It is also used for this purpose in paper marbling.
Aluminum hydroxide from potassium alum serves as a base for the majority of lake pigments.
Alum solution has the property of dissolving steels while not affecting aluminium or base metals. Alum solution can be used to dissolve steel tool bits that have become lodged in machined castings.
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