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ArroChem’s TEA 85% is a high-purity chemical compound known as triethanolamine. It is a versatile and widely used additive in various industrial applications. TEA 85% has a lower freezing point, making it easier to handle. It comes in numerous varieties including the popular low-freeze grade blend. TEA 85% is a concentrated solution of triethanolamine, offering excellent solubility in water and compatibility with various materials. It serves as a multifunctional agent, surfactant, and pH adjuster in numerous formulations and processes.

General Characteristics:


Ionic Nature: 

Solubility in Water, 25°C: 

pH, 1% Solution:

Flash Point:

Specific Gravity:                        

Clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid

Amphoteric (acts as both a base and an acid)

Completely soluble

~10-11 (alkaline solution)

~170°C (338°F) (closed cup)

~1.20 g/cm³ at 20°C (68°F)


TEA 85% is widely used in various industries due to its versatility and effectiveness. Key applications including but not limited to the following:

  • Surfactants: Employed as a surfactant in detergents, cleaners, and soaps to improve wetting and foaming properties.
  • Emulsifiers: Found in emulsion paints and coatings to stabilize the mixture and enhance film formation.
  • Metalworking Fluids: Employed in metalworking fluids as a corrosion inhibitor and emulsifier.



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