Silicone Defoamer

Silicone Defoamer

90.00 - 150.00 INR/Kilograms

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Silicone Defoamer Price And Quantity

  • 90.00 - 150.00 INR/Kilograms
  • 50 Kilograms

Silicone Defoamer Trade Information

  • 100 Kilograms Per Month
  • 1 Week

Product Description

Its common knowledge that in a variety of industrial processes, foam poses serious problems, hindering productivity and efficiency, a notable example being foam preventing containers from efficiently being filled. Keeping this in mind, we are engaged in offering superior quality Silicone Defoamers. The Silicone Defoamers offered by us are widely used in industrial processes to ensure the rapid collapse of existing foam. Ideal for use in both non-aqueous as well as aqueous systems, these have unrivaled features such as minimal reaction with process ingredients, high persistence etc. Our valuable clients can avail the defoamers from us as per their requirements in bulk at affordable rates.

A silicone defoamer, also known as an antifoaming agent or defoaming agent, is a type of chemical additive used to control or eliminate foam in various industrial processes and applications. Foam, which is a collection of small bubbles trapped in a liquid or solid, can interfere with the efficiency of industrial processes, reduce product quality, and even cause equipment damage in some cases. Silicone defoamers are specifically designed to reduce or prevent foam formation by destabilizing foam bubbles and breaking them apart.

Here are some key points about silicone defoamers:

1. Composition Silicone defoamers are typically composed of silicone-based compounds, such as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), which is a type of silicone oil. Other components may include silica particles, hydrophobic solids, and various surfactants or dispersants. The exact composition of a silicone defoamer can vary depending on its intended application and performance requirements.

2. Mechanism of Action Silicone defoamers work by lowering the surface tension of the liquid, which helps to destabilize foam bubbles and promote their collapse. The silicone oil in the defoamer acts as a spreading agent, forming a thin film on the surface of the foam bubbles and preventing them from coalescing or stabilizing. This disrupts the foam structure and allows the trapped air or gas to escape, leading to the elimination of foam.

3. Applications Silicone defoamers are used in a wide range of industrial processes and applications, including:

   - Food and Beverage Processing In the food and beverage industry, silicone defoamers are used to control foam during the production of various products, such as beer, wine, dairy products, and soft drinks.

   - Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Silicone defoamers are added to pulp and paper manufacturing processes to prevent foam formation during pulping, bleaching, and papermaking operations.

   - Chemical Processing They are used in chemical processing industries, such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and specialty chemicals, to control foam in reaction vessels, fermentation tanks, and mixing operations.

   - Water Treatment Silicone defoamers are used in water and wastewater treatment processes to control foam in aeration tanks, clarifiers, and settling basins.

   - Paints and Coatings They are added to paint and coating formulations to prevent foam during manufacturing, application, and storage.

4. Safety and Environmental Considerations Silicone defoamers are generally regarded as safe for their intended applications when used in accordance with recommended guidelines and dosage levels. However, like any chemical additive, they should be handled with care to minimize risks to human health and the environment. Regulatory authorities may impose restrictions on the use of silicone defoamers in certain applications, particularly in food and pharmaceutical processing, to ensure compliance with safety and quality standards.

Overall, silicone defoamers play a critical role in controlling foam in industrial processes, helping to improve operational efficiency, product quality, and safety.

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