Introducing a new family of
silicone antifoams for waterborne inks, OPVs and paints with low to medium
pigment volume concentrations
efficient foam control with low levels
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
Good antifoaming performance at low dosage
Easily dispersible compounds and emulsions
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 problems – Dow Corning® 8603 Additive may be
For excellent defoaming and compatibility – Dow 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 contact – Dow 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