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Food and Beverage Processing

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The Possibility to Meet the Diverse Needs of Foam Control for the Food-Processing Industry

Control Foam for Reduced Maintenance, Increased Productivity and Cost Savings

Foam can play havoc throughout your processes – decreasing capacity, increasing food processing time, and overflowing vessels – resulting in decreased production, increased maintenance costs and the need for higher-capacity equipment to compensate for losses from foam.

DOWSIL™ and XIAMETER™ silicone foam-control agents from Dow Consumer Solutions have been designed to eliminate problem foam in all stages of food production, processing and packaging and when properly used are safe and effective.

Eliminating process foam can reduce waste, increase your productivity, reduce your production costs and, consequently, save you money.

The Case for Silicone Foam Control from Dow

Get Proven Solutions for Your Application

Factors such as temperature, regulatory requirements and the composition of the foaming system need to be considered when selecting antifoams or defoamers. For help finding the right antifoam agent for your application, start with the Antifoam Selection Guide.

The Silicone Advantage for Foam Control

Used in many food and beverage applications, silicone antifoams and defoaming agents from Dow Consumer Solutions often outperform their nonsilicone counterparts.

  • Silicone antifoams are effective typically at much lower dosage rates than organics, leading to significantly lower cost-in-use 
  • Silicone antifoams tend to be much more persistent (longer-lasting) than organic antifoams

Silicone antifoams tend to be less reactive in the foaming medium, leading to fewer compatibility problems.

Why Antifoams?

Foam from industrial processing can cause problems:

  • Overflow vessels
  • Increase housekeeping costs
  • Interfere with processing
  • Damage materials
  • Slow drainage during drying
  • Interfere with packaging

Why Silicone Antifoams?

Silicone antifoams are effective at much lower dosages than their organic counterparts – leading to significantly lower cost-in-use. And the lower the dose, the less impact on the finished product. Silicone antifoams are also:

  • More persistent, thus longer-lasting than organic antifoams
  • Less reactive in the foaming medium, leading to fewer compatibility problems
  • Stable over a wide temperature range

Why Xiameter Antifoams?

XIAMETER™ silicone foam control agents are available as fluids, compounds and emulsions and powders, and can be used in both aqueous and non-aqueous systems.

They also act as both antifoams and defoamers, and are safe for use in food and beverage applications. So whatever your requirements, you’ll find a product that’s just your cup of tea.

Helping You Ensure Compliance

All foam control agents from Dow Consumer Solutions recommended as direct additives for use in food processing or packaging have been reviewed for compliance with relevant dietary laws and regional regulations, such as:

Compliance

Note that products only carry such certifications when bearing the approved compliance symbols.

Antifoam Selection Guide
Find just the right antifoam for your application with our detailed product selection guide.

Silicone Foam Control
Find out why our foam control solutions are the cream of the crop.

Product EH&S Information
Find information on regulatory compliance or agency certifications you need to meet market needs.