TEPA is a highly reactive chemical used as a building block to produce a wide variety of products. It is used to produce:
Epoxy curing agents – to enhance the performance and application of epoxy coatings, adhesives, laminates, castings, and grouts.
Lubrication oil additives – to reduce sludge and varnish build-up in engine oils.
Polyamide resins – for varnishes, adhesives, and binders for printing inks.
Fuel additives – to enhance detergents used to control fuel system deposits.
Asphalt additives – as an adhesion promoter between mineral aggregates and asphalt for paving material and to aid in the formation of asphalt-in-water emulsions.
Corrosion inhibitors – to slow corrosion in petroleum production operations.
Paper additives – to promote wet-strength properties in paper towels and tissues.
Surfactants – for mild soaps and detergents with good foaming characteristics.
Hydrocarbon purification – to remove small concentrations of sulfur compounds from Hydrocarbons.
Mineral processing aids – to aid in the removal of silica impurities in certain ores by flotation techniques.
Oil production chemicals – for corrosion inhibitors, demulsifiers, and neutralizers, as well as functional additives that enhance certain separation techniques.