The Commission's investigation concluded that the transaction, as notified, raised competition concerns in the markets for: (i) precipitated silica for toothpaste and for defoamer
applications; and (ii) hydrophobic precipitated silica, which is used in several products including defoamers
, paints, coatings, food and feed additives.
A further option included in this new product portfolio to help formulators meet food contact compliance is the relatively compatible, oil-based Airase 4655 defoamer
for fast deaeration of 100% solids coating systems has been introduced by BASF.
Non-silicon products include oil-based defoamer
, water based defoamer
, powder defoamer
, alkyl polyacrylates, and EO/PO based defoamer
The acquisition of Hi-Mar Specialty Chemicals, which supplies defoamers
to the coatings, construction and oilfield drilling sectors, brings a complementary product range, expanding Elementis' capabilities in value added, higher margin defoamer
markets, Elementis group CEO David Dutro said.
International Resource News-November 28, 2012--Air Products introduces new Airase Structured Siloxane Defoamer
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A hydrophilic defoamer
suitable for a broad range of applications, wide effective temperature range and optimum formulation properties would offer an excellent alternative to what is currently on the market.
This is accomplished by the ability of the molecular defoamer
to adsorb at the air-water interface of a foam bubble and, thereby, displace some of the surfactants that stabilize the foam.
The AR-100 Super Mixer is a non-contact mixer and defoamer
that fits on a desktop.
The pulp and paper industry will remain the largest defoamer
market, accounting for about one third of total demand in 2004.
Over the last two years the pulp and paper industry has moved in advance of the regulations by eliminating the use of woodchips contaminated with pentachlorophenol and by using a reformulated defoamer
free of dioxin precursers.
PMC Ouvrie SAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of PMC Group, announced today that it acquired BASF's Global Food and Fermentation Defoamer
Business on November 29, 2012.