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
Eliminating process foam can reduce waste, increase your
productivity, reduce your production costs and, consequently,
save you money.
Get proven solutions for your
Factors such as temperature, regulatory requirements and the composition of
the foaming system need to be considered when selecting antifoams or defoamers.
For help finding the right antifoam agent for your application, start with the
The silicone advantage for foam
Used in many food and beverage applications, silicone antifoams and
defoaming agents from Dow Corning often outperform their nonsilicone
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.
Use the Antifoam Calculator.
Helping you ensure
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:
Compliance with FDA Regulation 21 CFR 173.340
USDA authorization for use in federally inspected meat and poultry
Note that products only carry such certifications when bearing the approved
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your specific needs.