Water Solutions & Specialty Chemicals (WSSC)

Chemtrade’s WSSC business segment operates an extensive North American plant network, producing both traditional industrial chemicals and customized solutions for our customers. The Water Solutions segment consists primarily of inorganic salts, used as coagulants by municipal and industrial customers to treat water and wastewater. Additionally, the Water Solutions team produces a group of products used by poultry growers, as litter amendments, to control ammonia volatilization and improve bird health and productivity.

Along with coagulants and poultry litter amendments, WSSC produces Specialty Chemicals used in a wide range of industries including the paint (ink, pigment, etc.), oil & gas, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food & beverage, and tantalum refining industries.

Information on Chemtrade’s NSF/ANSI/CAN (Standard) 60 Certified Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals can be found on NSF International’s Website. NSF International is a leading third-party product safety certification service.

For more information on selection, purchase, safety, technical aspects, or anything related to our Water Solutions & Specialty Chemicals, please contact our product representative.

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Potassium Chloride (KCI)

Potassium Chloride

Chemtrade is a major global supplier to the pharmaceutical industry for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Potassium Chloride (KCl). Chemtrade’s custom, round (spherical) morphology is unique among KCl suppliers and delivers distinctive coating advantages for extended time-release, finished drugs. Chemtrade’s API grade KCl is used globally in parenteral applications, dialysis concentrates, and oral solution products. Our KCl is also widely used in high-end nutraceuticals such as infant formulas and multi-vitamins. In addition, Chemtrade serves the Food & Beverage industry where salt substitution with food-grade KCl is important. Chemtrade is a major supplier of Ultra-Dry KCl for use in the tantalum-refining industry. We operate a stand-alone plant in Midlothian, Texas, that adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and is overseen by the FDA.

Potassium Chloride is used extensively by the pharmaceutical and food industries to provide many benefits including potassium replacement for individuals with Hypokalemia, sodium reduction, and nutrient sourcing/replacement. It is also used as a reagent in laboratory testing, and as a reducing agent in high-purity tantalum refining. Based on the application, we offer products that vary according to particle size distribution, morphology (cubic or spherical), and moisture content.

Potassium Chloride is a white crystalline or colourless, granular material. It is odourless, stable in air and highly soluble in water. Our material is on file with the FDA (Drug Master File or DMF) and the EU (Certificate of Suitability or CEP) as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient. In addition to USP- and FCC-certified grades, we also offer material that satisfies BP, EP and JP compendiums.

Grades, Forms, and Containers

  • Pharma-K™ – Pharmaceutical and Food Grade
    • Standard USP/FCC and ACS (40-200 mesh)
    • Free-Flowing USP/FCC and ACS (20-60 mesh)
  • Nutri-K™ – Pharmaceutical and Food Grade with anti-caking agent
    • Standard USP/FCC and ACS (40-200 mesh)
    • Free-Flowing USP/FCC and ACS (20-60 mesh)
  • Pure-K™ – High Purity (ACS Grade)
  • Superfine – USP/FCC (100-200 mesh)
  • Custom Particle Shape (Morphology: cubic and spherical)

All grades available in: 250-lb. fiber drums; 50-lb. bags; and 50- or 100-kg drums. Customized products and non-standard packaging options are also available.

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