Benzotriazole (BTA) and Tolyltriazole (TTA)

Benzotriazole (BTA) and Tolyltriazole (TTA) (including their sodium salt forms) are among the most common anti-corrosion agents used in copper pipes. BTA and TTA are broadly used in the oil & gas industry, power generation, chemical production, and many other situations where copper pipes are involved. The global consumption of BTA and TTA is estimated to be around 30,000 tons per year and the domestic consumption is estimated to be around 15,000 tons per year in the U.S.

Technological Readiness

Vulpes has developed novel manufacturing processes for BTA and TTA. Traditionally, the chemical synthesis processes require high temperature (around 200 °C) and high pressure (50-100 kg/cm2). The traditional processes hence require special equipment and capital investment.

Vulpes’s new processes are simple processes under atmospheric conditions, requiring no high temperature, no high pressure, and no new equipment. The processes are simple and use common petroleum industry byproducts. The processes hence allow for quick release to the market both in the U.S. market and to the global market because of the cost advantage against even the Chinese manufacturers.

Product Readiness

Vulpes has already fully scaled up the manufacturing processes. Vulpes can provide samples immediately and can provide more than 100 tons of products in the near term. Vulpes can ramp up its production to up to 1,000 tons per year in a fairly short time. Vulpes is able to further ramp up the production through partnerships in capital, manufacturing, and/or technology.

If you are interested in procuring the products or seeking partnership, please contact us at or at (314) 833-8683