TEGO® Foamex 8880 defoamer emulsion combines the power of siloxanes with bio-based materials

10 October 2023

Evonik’s Coating Additives business line is expanding its TEGO® Foamex product range with a new defoamer built on unique hybrid technology that features bio-based polymer and polyether siloxane.

The new TEGO® Foamex 8880 has been developed for easy incorporation into waterborne inks at any stage of ink manufacture and even for press-side addition. The defoamer offers excellent foam prevention and great foam knockdown.

“Different technologies have different strengths. Standard siloxane-based defoamer emulsions are typically added at let-down stage, but are not necessarily the first choice for addition at the press-side,” says Courtney Thurau, Head of Global Market Segment Printing Inks at Evonik Coating Additives.

TEGO® Foamex 8880 is a non-ionic emulsion with a high content (more than 50%) of bio-based materials in the non aqueous phase. It does not contain solvents and mineral oils, and is compliant with numerous food contact regulations.


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“This new defoamer highlights our commitment to support customers in developing more environmentally friendly and resource-efficient coating and inks formulations. With its truly unique property profile, TEGO® Foamex 8880 is an ideal choice for pigmented, waterborne flexo and gravure inks that are printed on paper or cardboard substrates,” says Thurau.

Evonik’s Coating Additives business line has a comprehensive portfolio for printing inks as well as a wide range of products to enhance coating and paint formulations in the automotive, architectural, industrial and other applications.

For more information please visit www.coating-additives.com

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