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Innovative, efficient silicone antifoams
and performance modifiers enhance
brownstock washing.


Effective foam control for brownstock washing

Silicone antifoams from Dow Corning outperform oil-based defoamers in both sulfite and kraft pulping operations, delivering value and performance.

Foam Control for Kraft Pulp Washing

For efficient and effective control of foam for kraft pulp-washing, consider new XIAMETER® ACP-3073 Antifoam Compound, which features:

  • Low use levels compared to mineral-oil-based defoamers
  • Excellent foam knockdown and persistence at low use levels
  • Improved drainage in brownstock washing

Dow Corning has an extensive range of products for pulp brown stock washing – concentrates, compounds, emulsions and additives – designed to help meet different pulp-processing challenges around the world. Find solutions for your application in the pulp and paper antifoams selection guide (PDF).

Use the Antifoam Calculator.

Get the Silicone Advantage with Silicone PolyEther (SPE) Performance Modifiers

  • Silicone performance modifiers can be used in combination with Antifoam Compounds to create a unique competitive advantage and address the needs of specific mills
  • Enhance stability, knockdown, persistency and drainage of antifoam emulsions

Silicone Benefits for Brownstock Washing

Learn about silicone’s many benefits for brownstock washing, along with formulation considerations, in our Silicone Foam Control Technology for Kraft Brownstock Washing (PDF) white paper.

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