Process Aid targets chemical pulping applications.

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Dow Corning® AF-7500 PulpAid Concentrate is high solids emulsion formulated from advanced silicone antifoam compound technologies and complies with FDA and BfR indirect food contact recommendations. Silicone antifoam concentrate is designed for easy dilution with either tap water or demineralized water along with antimicrobial agent to produce stable, low-solids emulsions.



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Dow Corning Launches New Process Aid for Chemical Pulping



MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA - Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the pulp and paper industry, recently introduced a new process aid for chemical pulping - Dow Corning® AF-7500 PulpAid Concentrate.

Dow Corning AF-7500 PulpAid Concentrate is a high solids emulsion formulated from advanced silicone antifoam compound technologies and complies with FDA and BfR indirect food contact recommendations. This silicone antifoam concentrate is designed for easy dilution with either tap water or demineralized water, along with a small amount of an antimicrobial agent, to produce stable, lower-solids emulsions.

"This product offers outstanding foam control," said Jim Habermehl, Dow Corning technical specialist. "Dow Corning AF-7500 PulpAid Concentrate requires only simple mixing with dilution water - eliminating the need for extensive product scale-up time and the need for costly production equipment.

"Dow Corning is a technology innovator focused on the global pulp, tissue, and paper recycling industry," Habermehl said. "Formulators and their customers can count on us to provide innovative, integrated solutions that improve product performance, increase productivity, and lower costs. Dow Corning AF-7500 PulpAid Concentrate is just one example of how we use proactive, creative thinking to develop products that meet exact customer needs."

In addition to antifoam concentrates, emulsions, and compounds, Dow Corning offers other proven pulp and paper solutions. To learn more about Dow Corning AF-7500 PulpAid Concentrate and all other solutions for the pulp and paper industry, visit www.dowcorning.com/pulp. In addition to materials, the company provides services tailored to the specific business needs of the global pulp and paper industry.

Dow Corning (www.dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation that offers more than 7,000 products and services, 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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