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Antifoams

MINIMIZING FOAM QUICKLY AND PERSISTENTLY

Excessive foam presents serious problems for processing, packaging and transporting goods. Too much foam can reduce equipment capacity, increase manufacturing times and expenses, diminish product quality, and impact safety. Momentive’s silicone-based antifoam and defoaming agents can help to take foam out of the picture, by knocking it down quickly and, more importantly, by keeping it down over time. This long-term durability helps provide more effective foam control and minimizes the reapplication of antifoams, potentially saving processing time and money.

Foam forms when a gas is dispersed and stabilized in a liquid. The resulting mass of bubbles can continue to grow rapidly if left untreated. Momentive's silicone antifoam agents can act quickly to knock down existing foam by bridging the high-strength foam film and causing it to rupture. The low surface tension of the antifoam droplets enables the silicone to persistently flow into adjacent foam films and continue breaking them down for repeated antifoaming action - and longer intervals between antifoam replenishment.

Foam typically occurs in blending, mixing, distillation, fermentation, filtration and filling processes. While mechanical processes can control foaming, chemical agents can be more versatile, effective and economical. Our antifoam solutions may offer the advantages of dispersing readily, leaving no substantial residue or odor, and meeting relevant regulatory requirements. 

Momentive's extensive portfolio of silicone-based antifoam agents, including our SAG* and Silwet* antifoam agent brands, help minimize foaming issues for many industries. Our products support foam mitigation for applications in the food and beverage, chemical, plastics, pulp and paper, water treatment, coatings, oil and gas, metalworking, construction, and mining industries.

Discover how Momentive's antifoam agents may offer versatile, effective and economical solutions for foam control.

* SAG and Silwet are trademarks of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

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AF9000 NE Silicone Antifoam

AF9000 NE silicone antifoam can help provide maximum foam control in many types of industrial applications, from chemical processing to food processing. Learn more.

AMP*-14 Silicone Antifoam Compound

AMP-14 silicone antifoam compound is an easily emulsified gel that may provide improved foam control in pulp mills and other applications. Learn More.

Baysilone* OF-TP3233

Baysilone OF TP 3233 is a 100% active polyorganosiloxane composed of polyether and polysiloxane components. It is solvent-free, exhibits an ammonia- like odour, and is ...

Baysilone* OF-TP3309

Baysilone OF TP 3309 is a 100% active branched aminofunctional polyorganosiloxane containing ethoxy groups. It is solvent-free, with ammonia-like odour. The product is recommended for ...

FF160 Fluorosilicone

FF160 fluorosilicone is a 100% active silicone polymer that provide significant performance in nonaqueous foam systems. Learn more.

FF170 Fluorosilicone

FF170 fluorosilicone is an active polymer modified with fluoro-containing groups that may provide performance in nonaqueous foam systems. Learn more.

SAG* 100

SAG 100 antifoam is an excellent candidate to consider for food and feed processing in foam control situations generated by both ionic and nonionic foamants. Learn more.

SAG* 240 Antifoam Emulsion

SAG* 240 antifoam is a highly stable, efficient antifoam compound with excellent foam-control properties in markets including textile processing and agriculture. Learn more.

SAG* 471 Silicone Antifoam Compound

SAG 471 silicone antifoam compound can help maximize fermentor capacities via its superior foam-control performance and excellent durability. Learn more.

SAG* 5693 Silicone Antifoam Compound

SAG* 5693 silicone antifoam compound can provide excellent foam control performance and help maximize production yields. Learn more.

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