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R & D brings the best products to customers.

Tessenderlo Kerley's Research and Development Group brings highly trained and experienced personnel to help support the chemistry of TKI's products and, ultimately, customer needs.
The group's expertise ranges from organic synthesis, metallurgy and hydrometallurgy, organic and inorganic sulfur compounds, nitrogen slow-release fertilizer solutions, and waste stream remediation – with an extensive background in soil fumigants including tetra thiocarbonate, metam sodium, metam potassium and related compounds.
TKI's R&D laboratory in Tucson, Arizona is equipped with modern instrumentation:
  • HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatograph)

  • GC (Gas Chromatograph)

  • GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography)

  • GC-Mass Spectroscopy

  • ICAP (Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma)

  • AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy)

  • FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy)

  • GC-Mass (Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectroscopy)

  • UV-Vis (Ultra Violet-Visible Spectroscopy)

  • IC (Ion Chromatography)

  • Sulfur analyzers

  • Nitrogen analyzers

  • Kjeldhal analyzers

  • Karl-Fisher analyzer

TKI's Research and Development Group also maintains reactors for pilot plant studies and preparing fine chemicals. The group's professionals have the ability and knowledge associated with SO2 absorption columns.
TKI is dedicated to bringing the best products and technical solutions to customers.