Defoaming Agent offers foam control in coatings and inks.

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Used to control foam in low- to medium-PVC, water-based coatings and inks, Dow Corning® 108F Additive is APEO-free, has low-VOC formula, and may be used in indirect-food-contact applications. Minimized tendency to cause craters or other surface defects results in limited noticeable impact on appearance. Especially suited for premium gloss (wood coatings, industrial coatings, and inks) applications, this siloxane-based additive features emulsion format that facilitates dosing and use.

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New Additive Offers Excellent Foam Control in Low- to Medium-PVC Water-Based Coatings and Inks

Dow Corning® 108F Additive is designed especially for cases where efficient defoaming and final surface appearance are critical

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA – Dow Corning Corporation has introduced a new siloxane-based additive for controlling foam in low- to medium-PVC water-based coatings and inks. Dow Corning® 108F Additive is a highly efficient defoaming agent designed to deliver an optimized balance of foam control and compatibility in a wide variety of waterborne coatings and inks.

“While Dow Corning 108F Additive can deliver excellent results in many waterborne paint and ink systems, it is designed especially for use in premium gloss applications – such as wood coatings, industrial coatings and inks – where its low tendency to cause craters or other surface defects is especially valuable,” said Dow Corning Coatings Global Segment Leader Chris Wall.

The product, which has limited noticeable impact on surface appearance, is effective at very low use levels, and its emulsion format makes it easy to dose and use. Additionally, Dow Corning 108F Additive is APEO-free, low-VOC and suitable for indirect-food-contact applications.

Dow Corning – a global leader in silicon-based solutions for paints, inks and coatings – provides a broad range of additives for waterborne, solventborne, solventless and radiation cure systems. Offering multiple benefits, these additives are compatible with a wide array of binder systems and diluents, and they are effective at low concentrations. Additional information is available at

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning ( provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

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