Antifoam Additives

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

LNG Magazine EMEA - April 27, 2020

Air is an enemy of lubricants. One of a formulator’s major challenges is keeping out the entrained air caused by slidi ...


ASTM Drafts Guide to Fight Foam

LNG Magazine - July 22, 2019

Choosing the right test to evaluate foaming tendency could make or break a metalworking fluid formulation. ASTM is stepp ...


Bursting Bubbles

LNG Magazine - September 20, 2017

With so many tests and chemical details for defoamers floating around, how can formulators see through the suds and sele ...


Lubrizol Buys Defoamer Business

Lube Report - September 14, 2016

Continuing to build its defoamer business by acquisition, The Lubrizol Corp. announced last week that it has bought Kabo ...


Foam Control Gets New Tools

Lube Report Asia - November 3, 2015

Foam in manufacturing and technical processes can be good or bad. In some cases it is helpful, but in others - such as m ...


The Contributions of Additives

Lube Report Asia - December 30, 2014

Formulators use a wide range of chemicals to perform the long list of jobs assigned to lubricant additives. Todays engin ...


Building Blocks for Lubes

LNG Magazine - May 22, 2014

While some lubricants need only a single component, such as a rust inhibitor, engine oils demand a complex mix of chemis ...


New Tools for Foam Control in Metalworking Fluids

LNG Magazine EMEA - February 12, 2014

Foam control is more critical in metalworking fluids because of the higher cutting speeds and higher pressures being use ...