Hazy, Light Amber Liquid

Foam Blast 550 is a highly effective foam control additive formulated specifically for use in UV-curable oligomers, inks, and coatings. Tests have shown that Foam Blast 550 is comparable or superior to silicone antifoam compounds in foam control but is much more compatible with UV monomers and oligomers. Foam Blast 550 eliminates separation and film flaws, which are common problems with silicone antifoams. It also does not interfere with the application of top coats or adhesives to cured films.

Product Details

Attribute Value
FDA Coverages
FDA CFR 21 175.300
Typical Properties
Viscosity (mPa-s) @ 25°C 1200 – 2400
Flash Point (°F) (PMCC ) >200
Density @ (kg/L) 25°C 0.890
Appearance Hazy, Light Amber Liquid
Application Group Application Description
Graphic Arts & Printing UV/EB Cured Inks 100% Synthetic foam control agent designed to maximize compatibility with UV and EB ink formulations
Other Industrial Foam Control - Synthetic Polyol

Industrial Foam Control – Synthetic Polyol

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Foam Blast® 332100% active product incorporating a blend of organic and synthetic materials. This pulping defoamer concentrate does not cause problems downstream and is effective in hot or cold applications over a broad pH range (1 to 10).
Foam Blast® 338100% active product designed for ease of use and long term foam control at low levels compared to paraffinic oil-based defoamers used in inks and coatings. Proven effective as a foam control agent for polyvinyl alcohols. Generally more economical than silicone defoamers while offering similar or better performance.
Foam Blast® 349100% active and highly effective grind defoamer at relatively low use levels, compared to mineral oil-based defoamers. Proven effective in low VOC systems and effective in high gloss sheens.
Foam Blast® 46925% active synthetic emulsion product designed for quick foam suppression.
Foam Blast® 476100% active product controls mechanical and biological foam. High spread rate for knockdown and excellent stamina. Works in most industrial and municipal effluent systems in digestors, aeration ponds, flumes and the river outfall. Also an effective paper machine defoamer.
Foam Blast® 550100% active, particulate and silicone free product designed for aqueous and energy curable systems, i.e. UV curable oligomers, inks and coatings. Comparable or superior to silicone anti-foam compounds in foam control. Does not interfere with the application of top coats or adhesives to cured films. Reactive functionality becomes incorporated into the macromolecule as the film is cured.
Foam Blast® 590EDeveloped for water-based coatings, adhesives and inks. Excellent age stability very low (less than 1%) VOC. Will not cause swelling of rubber rolls or flexographic printing plates.