Air Products to Launch New Molecular Defoamer and Wetting Agent at ABRAFATI 2015
Air Products’ Surfynol 107L surfactant is a liquid, nonionic wetting agent and molecular defoamer based on a proprietary high-performance Gemini chemistry. Surfynol 107L surfactant contains no added alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), silicones, or fluorosurfactants, and is suitable for low- and zero-VOC formulations. This unique chemistry offers a range of surface active performance benefits, is nonfoaming, and will disrupt the foam stabilization properties of other formulation components, providing defect-free defoaming and deaerating benefits.
“With the launch of Surfynol 107L, we continue to expand our molecular defoamer product line so that we are able to offer formulators a wide variety of options to address their foam control and surface wetting needs,” said Debbie Anderson, Americas business manager, Additives, for Air Products. “This new product provides zero-foam dynamic wetting and defect-free foam control in low-VOC coating, ink and adhesive formulations,” added Anderson.
Air Products’ Jim Reader, lead chemist in Additives Americas, will present a paper discussing new superwetting surfactants for coatings applications at ABRAFATI. His paper will be presented from 2:30-3:10 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, in the ABRAFATI Auditorium 4. Marcelo Rufo, Additives business manager, will give a presentation titled “Global Environmental Regulations Drive New Technologies in Epoxy Coatings” on Wednesday, October 14, at 1:45 p.m. in Auditorium 6.