Tetra Potassium Pyrophosphate (TKPP)

Airedale Chemical Tetra Potassium Pyrophosphate (also known as TKPP) is used as an emulsifier, dispersing agent, buffering agent and as a thickening agent. Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate (TKPP) is a technical grade chemical potassium phosphate derivative with excellent chelating capabilities

As a leading Tetra Potassium Pyrophosphate manufacturer, we supply TKPP as a solid, white conglomerate or grain-like granule that is easily soluble in water but insoluble in alcohol and as a clear solution with an odour.

Our distribution fleet delivers orders throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe. For full details concerning safety precautions, storage and handling procedures, request our Tetra Potassium Pyrophosphate MSDS or speak with one of our product experts.

Other names: TKPP

Grade: TECH

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • 1000L Container
  • Bulk Transfer
  • 25kg Bag Solid/Powder only chemicals


Detergent & Cleaning

TKPP is used as a soap and detergent builder.
It is also a water softener and combines magnesium to sequester it from detergents.
TKPP can also reactivate detergents or soaps that have combined calcium to make insoluble scum


Tetrapotassium pyrophosphate has applications in Boiler descaling ensuring that boiler inefficiency, plugged tubes, under-deposit corrosion, hot spots caused by scale build up are avoided.

Oil & Gas

Mining of ore and clay
Oil drilling

Paints & Coatings

Phosphates hold various applications in the paints and coatings industry, such as a levelling agent, sequestrant and pigment dispersant.

Plastics & Polymers

Synthetic rubber production.

Water Treatment

TKPP has a higher solubility in water treatment formulations than sodium derivatives. It is used as both a corrosion inhibitor and scale inhibitor in cooling tower water treatment processes.

Food & Beverage

Tetra potassium pyrophosphate has widespread applications in the production of food and beverage. TKPP is used as a buffering agent, thickening agent, preservative, emulsifier and preservative being used to extend the shelf life of a variety of products.

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