Ludwigshafen, Germany - BASF says the new Efka 2010 defoamer allows it to further strengthens its portfolio of high performance defoamers for industrial coatings. The new silicone-free defoamer marks the latest addition to this product class and is suited for use in a wide range of solvent-borne coating systems, the company claims.
It can be used for pigmented and non-pigmented systems.
Formulators benefit from an optimised combination of excellent defoaming efficiency and no influence on gloss. The high clarity within the formulation is maintained prior as well as after curing which enables the production of defect-free high quality surfaces for industrial coatings.
BASF says Efka 2010 is compatible with a variety of different systems including two-part polyurethane, nitrocellulose/alkyd lacquers, stoving- and acid-cured coatings as well as cold-cured epoxy coatings.
"With Efka 2010 we offer an excellent solution for achieving high performance silicone-free defoaming and system compatibility, leading to a high gloss in the final application. With this product, based on BASF polymerization technology, we complement our broad offer of defoamers," said Dr Carsten Schellenberg, head of global portfolio management for Formulation Additives.
The product is primarily designed for formulations for the furniture and flooring segment and is available within Europe, North America and China. Further market applications include the automotive industry, BASF said.