Antifoam agent, also known as defoamer, is a chemical additive that reduces the formation of foam in industrial processes related to liquids.
More precisely, defoamers destroy existing foams, but antifoams prevent the formation of more foam.
These compounds are mainly insoluble oils, polydimethylsiloxane, alcohols, stearates and glycol compounds.
Foam formation in industrial processes brings serious problems. For example, it prevents the full filling of storage tanks or causes problems in surface coatings.
Classification of defoamers is as follows:
Oil base, powder, blue base, silicone base, polyethylene glycol, polyacrylic base.
|Molecular mass||6800 to 30000|
|The appearance||Oily liquid|
- Detergent industry
- Food industry
- In various industrial processes such as paper production, paint, wastewater treatment, drilling, etc.
- Pharmaceutical industry
Antifoams are mainly packed in 200-kilogram barrels or 20-liter gallons.
- Silicone or glycol compounds
- Material xanthan gum
- xanthan gum
- gum xanthan gum