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Power Up Your Coatings with Our New Waterborne Antifoams

Power Up Your Coatings with Our New Waterborne Antifoams
Power Up

Introducing a new family of silicone antifoams for waterborne inks, OPVs and paints with low to medium pigment volume concentrations

Achieve efficient foam control with low levels
of defects

With new low-VOC binders, the reduction of co-solvent in formulations, and demands for increased speed in paint production and application, foam control is an ongoing challenge for today's waterborne paint and ink formulators.

Defoaming may be easy to achieve in some cases. But incompatibility between the defoamer and the formulation often leads to film defects.

Dow Corning has applied its deep knowledge of silicone chemistry and extensive antifoam know-how to produce a range of waterborne defoamers that couple high levels of foam control efficiency with low levels of film defects.

Additional benefits

  • Good antifoaming performance at low dosage
  • APEO-free
  • Low-VOC
  • Easily dispersible compounds and emulsions

Solutions for your waterborne foam-control challenges

For versatility – Dow Corning® 8590 Additive (a self-dispersible compound) is the mainstay of our new range of waterborne antifoams and defoamers. This versatile silicone additive is designed for use in inks, overprint varnishes and all types of premium industrial and architectural paints with low to medium pigment volume concentrations and provides effective foam control at low temperatures.

For more challenging foam problemsDow Corning® 8603 Additive may be recommended.

For excellent defoaming and compatibilityDow Corning® 8628 Additive possesses a novel technology that, in select binder systems, enables formulators to achieve excellent defoaming performance coupled with excellent compatibility.

For APEO-free formulating – All of the products in this range are formulated without APEO.

For indirect food contactDow Corning® 8590 Additive and Dow Corning® 8603 Additive good choices. To obtain food contact regulatory status information, including FDA, EU, Swiss Ordinance and German BfR clearance, visit our EH&S Information Portal or contact our
EH&S team


Dow Corning® Waterborne Antifoams Product Information Sheet (PDF)
Download the Waterborne Antifoams Product Information Guide
Interactive Additive Selection Guide


Request samples

Dow Corning® Waterborne

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