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Antifoam Solutions
for Food & Beverage

The possibility to meet the diverse
needs of foam control for the
food-processing industry.


Control foam for reduced maintenance, increased productivity and cost savings

Foam can play havoc throughout your processes – decreasing capacity, increasing food processing time and overflowing vessels – resulting in decreased production, increased maintenance costs and the need for higher-capacity equipment to compensate for losses from foam.

Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brand silicone foam-control agents from Dow Corning have been designed to eliminate problem foam in all stages of food production, processing and packaging and when properly used are safe and effective.

Eliminating process foam can reduce waste, increase your productivity, reduce your production costs and, consequently, save you money.

Get proven solutions for your application

Factors such as temperature, regulatory requirements and the composition of the foaming system need to be considered when selecting an antifoam. For help finding the right antifoam agent for your application, start with the Antifoam Selection Guide (PDF).

The silicone advantage for foam control

Used in many food and beverage applications, silicone foam-control agents from Dow Corning often outperform their nonsilicone counterparts.

  • Silicone antifoams are effective typically at much lower dosage rates than organics, leading to significantly lower cost-in-use
  • Silicone antifoams tend to be much more persistent (longer-lasting) than organic antifoams
  • Silicone antifoams tend to be less reactive in the foaming medium, leading to fewer compatibility problems

A simple calculator (PDF) is available to help determine the concentration of silicone antifoam to use in your application.

Helping you ensure compliance

All foam control agents from Dow Corning recommended as direct additives for use in food processing or packaging have been reviewed for compliance with relevant dietary laws and regional regulations, such as:

  • Kosher certification
  • Halal certification
  • Compliance with FDA Regulation 21 CFR 173.340
  • USDA authorization for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants

Note that products only carry such certifications when bearing the approved compliance symbols.

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Contact us and let us provide you a total solution tailored to meet your specific needs.

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Antifoam Selection GuideAntifoam Selection Guide

Find just the right antifoam for your application with our detailed product selection guide(PDF).
Antifoam Decision TreeSelect the right antifoam

Simplify product choice with our antifoam decision tree(PDF).
Use just the right concentrationUse just the right concentration

Use our concentration calculator(PDF) for find out just how little silicone is required.
Antifoam assurance for your applicationsAntifoam assurance for your applications

Discover the foam control applications of XIAMETER® AFE-1530 Antifoam Emulsion.
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