Normally used in commercial detergents. Highly charged chelating agent. STPP is widely used in regular and compact laundry detergents and automatic dishwashing detergents (in powder, liquid, gel and/or tablet form), toilet cleaners, surface cleaners, and coffee urn cleaners.
It also provides a number of chemical functions including: sequestration of "water hardness", enabling surfactants to function effectively; pH buffering; dirt emulsification and prevention of deposition; hydrolysis of grease; and dissolving-dispersing dirt particles.
Other Names: Pentasodium triphosphate, Sodium triphosphate, STPP
Appearance: Fine white granules
Solubility: Water Soluble
Natural or Synthetic: Synthetic
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 2 Years
Storage: Cool Dark Place
Purity: 94% by weight
Not for Ingestion.