SILFOAM® SC 385
SILFOAM® SC 385 is a medium viscosity antifoam agent that has an active ingredient content of 100 % and is based on an organically modified silicone fluid.
In comparison to antifoam agents which are based on pure silicone fluids (PDMS), SILFOAM® SC 385 in general exhibits better compatibility with organic systems.
SILFOAM® SC 385 is ideal for aqueous and solvent-borne applications in which silicones would usually cause problems:
- manufacture and processing of dispersions
- paints and surface coatings
- cooling lubricants
- textile applications
- degassing of epoxy and polyurethane resins
SILFOAM® SC 385 may be added as it is at high shear rates or in the form of a dispersion.
Suitable dispersing agents include alcohols like ethanol and 2-propanol, ketones and ethylene glycol.
The exact dosage has to be determined in preliminary tests.
We recommend starting with amounts between 0.02 and 0.5 %.
The 'Best use before end' date of each batch is shown on the product label.
Storage beyond the date specified on the label does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable.
In this case however, the properties required for the intended use must be checked for quality assurance reasons.