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Zirconium Propionate (ZPP)

ZPP, Zr Pro | 84057-80-7

Solvent based inks.

Zirconium Propionate is a white, free-flowing powder used as an Ink adhesion promoter for solvent based inks. A white, free-flowing powder, with a slight odor of propionic acid.


The powder is not soluble in water, but soluble in ethanol, ethyl acetate and isopropanol. (Solubility in ethyl acetate and ethanol is >150 g/100 ml solvent and in isopropanol is >65 g/100 ml solvent).

In both air and an inert atmosphere, this product starts to decompose at around 160 ˚C, to give an intermediate species which itself decomposes at around 350 ˚C, to give at higher temperatures zirconium oxide.

Chemical analysis



Rest of world: 25 kg quad retainers 250 kg plastic drums, 1,250 kg intermediate bulk containers.

North and South America: 50 pound pails 550 lb drums 3,300 pounds totes.

Bulk containers available upon request.

  • Safer alternative to titanium acetylacetonate to promote adhesion
  • Improves adhesion for printing onto difficult substrates, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, metals, and other packaging materials
  • Improves heat and scrub resistance of polyamide based inks
  • Functions particularly well with cellulose acetate propionate (CAP) and nitro cellulose resins, where adhesion is required to co-extrude polyolefin films
  1. Adhesion promoter for solvent-based inks
  2. Source of zirconium, soluble in organic solvents, for applications involving crosslinking with oxygenated organic polymers
  3. Precursor to zirconium oxide, through a solventbased process
  4. Crosslinker for polyvinyl alcohol (suitable for nonaqueous, organic solvents)

*This product should be shipped using protect from freeze equipment between November 1st and April 1st.*

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