Dow Corning Corporation has developed a new Global Antifoam Selection Guide emphasizing the options and expertise in Dow Corning® brand silicone antifoams.
This resource is intended to help customers choose the right antifoams for their applications and provide advice regarding the use of antifoams.
In industrial processes ranging from metalworking to wastewater treatment and from petrochemicals to textiles, Dow Corning silicone antifoams are used to prevent or control the development of foam.
Antifoams can be used as process aids to improve safety and throughput and as formulation aids to give benefits to the final product used by consumers.
Many Dow Corning customers choose silicone antifoams because they are effective at much lower dosage rates than organics, leading to significantly lower cost-in-use; tend to be longer lasting than organic antifoams; and tend to be less reactive in the foaming medium, leading to fewer compatibility problems.