Dfoam AX1 is a targeted antifoam solution crafted for paint formulations within aqueous-based systems. In scenarios where surfactants or dispersing agents contribute to foam generation, especially in mechanically or agitated systems, Dfoam AX1 proves instrumental in mitigating and significantly reducing foam buildup during the processing of paint formulations.

Chemical Family: Mineral Oils

Functions: Anti-Foaming Agent

Labeling Claims: APEO-Free, Silicone-free

Applicable Processes: Paper Making, Water Treatment

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylics, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Styrene Butyl Acrylate (SBA), Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
CASE Ingredients Features

Applications & Uses

Applicable Processes
Compatible Polymers & Resins
Coating Type
Use Level
0.1 - 0.5% (Pigment dispersions), 0.2 to 0.5% (Paints ), 0.5 - 1% (Adhesives)
Applications
  • Dfoam AX1 is a silicone free antifoam that effectively prevents air entrainment, froth and foam. It coalesces minute air bubbles in the liquid, allowing them to rise easily to the surface, and promotes rapid bubble film rupture on the surface of the liquid. Foaming is not only suppressed during manufacture, it remains suppressed during stirring and application by the consumer. Foam control is easily and effectively achieved with small percentages of Dfoam AX1. This ensures an economical method of foam control.  
  • Dfoam AX1 is specifically compatible with a variety of polymer latices, including styrene butyl acrylate, acrylic, PVC, styrene- butadiene and vinyl acetate, for use in paints and adhesives.
  • A mineral oil based defoamer aimed at aqueous based paint formulations

Typical addition levels:

  • Paints: 0.2 to 0.5%
  • Adhesives: 0.5 to 1%
  • Pigment dispersions: 0.1 to 0.5%

Typical Application Examples:

  • Water treatment
  • Paper treatment
  • Paints
  • Adhesives

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Hazy pale straw liquid free from foreign matter (at 25°C)
Odor
Mineral oil like
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Saponification Value14 - 18mg KOH/g-
pH (5% aqueous)4.0 - 5.0--
Water Contentmax. 1%-
Active Content100.0--
pH (1% aqueous)4.0 - 5.0--
Viscosity (at 25°C)200cP-
Density (at 25°C)0.88g/cm³-
Pour Pointmax. 0°C-

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Dfoam AX1 can be supplied in 800kg IBC, 160kg or 20kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions

Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Dfoam AX1 in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination. This material can separate on standing and at low temperatures. May require agitation and warming prior to use.