BASF further strengthens its broad portfolio of high performance defoamers for industrial coating applications.

Top Quote Efka® 2010 high efficiency defoamer. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - With Efka® 2010, BASF further strengthens its broad portfolio of high performance defoamers for industrial coating applications. 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. It can be used for pigmented and non-pigmented systems.

    Formulators benefit from the optimized 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. Efka® 2010 is compatible with a variety of different systems including nitrocellulose/alkyd lacquers, 2k polyurethane-, 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 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.

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