DEFOAMERS

Defoamers are needed during formulation and application processes in order to suppress and eliminate foam. By destroying foam, they enhance the dispersibility during milling, improve processing during finish formulation, and negative effect of film formation during application process.

Overview D-Foam from AD Technology:
• 100% active.
• Hydrophobic silica based.
• Can be used in both waterborne and solvent base formulation.
• Can be used during milling stage and finish process.

GradeDescription% Active InstructionRecommendation DosageFeature Benefit
ADTSOL™F-010Hydrophobic silica in oil based polymer100Addition during high speed grinding or milling stage, dependence of grinding process, ratio study is needed in order to eliminate fish eye during let down 0.5-1.0% additive (as supplied) based upon total grind or mill-based formulation Very effective defoamer during high energy application such as grinding or milling of organic or inorganic pigment
ADTSOL™F-020Hydrophobic silica in combination with hydrophobic polymer back-bone100Addition during high speed grinding or milling stage, addition in the letdown during mixing to optimize the defoaming efficiency. Very effective for acrylic and polyurethane system0.5-1.5% additive (as supplied) based upon total grind or mill-based formulation 0.2-1.0% additive (as supplied) based upon total finish formulationCan be used in both mill based and letdown formulations. Very compatible with difference water based polymers. Little or no effect on the film formation
ADTSOL™F-030Hydrophobic silica in combination with hydrophobic polymer back-bone100Addition in the letdown during mixing to optimize the defoaming efficiency and prevent fish eye during application. Can be used in all systems 1.0-2.0% additive (as supplied) based upon total grind or mill-based formulation 0.2-1.0% additive (as supplied) based upon total finish formulationMuch more effective in the finish formation. Very compatible with difference water based polymers. Little or no effect on the film formation