Non-Silicone, Water-Based Anti-Foaming Agent for Paints and Coatings
Borchers® AF T is a non-silicone anti-foaming agent based on tri-n-butyl phosphate for use in a wide range of solvent- and water-based pigment pastes and highly loaded systems.
Benefits of Water-Based, Non-Silicone Anti-Foaming Agents
Borchers® AF T is very efficient in the manufacturing stage as it prevents foam formation during production in paints, glues, and adhesives. This anti-foaming agent provides good gloss retention and low haze in formulated systems. It works well when preparing pigment concentrates.
Borchers® AF T destroys foam and increases density. It is ideal for adhesives as it improves wettability in these solutions. Slow hydrolysis is expected in high alkaline systems.
Borchers® AF T works in grinding processes and pigmented systems. Ideal applications include emulsion paints, glues and adhesives, paper coatings, textile auxiliaries, and concrete additives.
Appearance Clear colorless low-viscous liquid Non-volatile content NA pH NA Density 0.975 – 0.980 g/cm³ DIN 51757 (20°C) Viscosity NA Color Hazen: Max. 50 ISO 6271 Flash point 146 °C closed cup Refractive Index 1.423 – 1.425 DIN 53491 (20°C) Turbidity NA Solvent(s) NA
- Destroys foam
- Prevents foam formation
- Slow hydrolysis expected in highly alkaline systems
- Ideal for improving wettability of animal glues
- Emulsion paints
- Glues and adhesives
- Paper coatings
- Printed and colored paper
- Textile auxiliaries
- Concrete additives
Borchers® AF T can be used as supplied or thinned at the approximate ratio of 1:1 to 1:10 in organic solvents like alcohols, hydrocarbons, esters, etc. It is best added during the manufacturing process to prevent foam stabilization. Recommended levels are 0.01 – 0.50 % as supplied by weight of the formula. The amount must be experimentally determined because it will depend largely on the amount of foam present.
Protect from the effects of weathering and store at temperatures between 5 and 30 °C. Once opened, containers should be resealed immediately after each removal of the product.
Please refer to our safety data sheet for information relating to product safety.
For chemical inventory status, please review section 15 of the current SDS.
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