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Silicone Antifoams
Gayatri Polychem silicon defoamers and silicon antifoams are high performance silicone based products containing non ionic surfactants and functional additives. Foam formation is the result of dissolved molecules in a liquid. The dissolved molecules alter the surface tension of the liquid, and can be viewed as surface active agents (surfactants). The surfactants can be nonionic, cationic, anionic, or amphoteric. The liquid can be either aqueous, nonaqueous, or both (some industrial systems may contain dissolved organics which require special consideration). Different surfactants will generate different types of silicone antifoams, antifoam emulsion, silicone antifoam emulsion and foam stability. When agitated, bubbles will form, which will immediately encounter gravitational effects pulling liquid along the bubble walls back down into the liquid beneath the bubble. A simplified picture of a bubble can be described as spherical, having both an outer wall and inner wall. When the surface tension is high enough, bubble formation becomes more rigid and stable. If a bubble is subjected to mechanical agitation, bubbles caused by entrained air, would form very stable lamellar structures. The Marangoni effect is a major stabilizing factor in foam, and is driven by osmotic pressure. In some cases, the aqueous liquid is being pulled through the bubbles' walls creating regions of low and high surfactant concentrations, which sets up a gradient along the bubbles' surface. The gradient would pump liquid back onto the bubble walls, where this phenomenon is referred to as a surface transport. The bulk viscosity also contributed to foam stability. As the viscosity of liquids increase, entrained air, now a bubble, can be trapped below the liquid's surface. Increasing viscosity of the system also reduces the coalescence capability of smaller bubbles merging to become larger bubbles. If the bubbles become large enough (increasing the diameter), bubble stability decreases.

Product Grade
Appearance
Description
Silicone Defoamer - GPSD COMPOUND
Translucent, grey liquid
100% active compound. can be used neat or in formulations.
Silicone Defoamer - GP SD 30 EMULSION
Milky white emulsion
Standard grade product to be diluted with water for general purpose applications.
Silicone Antifoams - GP SD 15 EMULSION
Milky white emulsion
Concentrated emulsion, to be diluted with water
Silicone Antifoams - GP SD 40 EMULSION
Milky white emulsion
Shear stable defoamer for alkaline conditions
Silicone Antifoams GP SD 50 EMULSION
Milky white emulsion.
Low cost product for general purpose applications
Powder Antifoams GP SD P 60
powder antifoam consists of a silicone antifoam absorbed on an inert powder which then remains in a free flowing powder form. This is readily compounded with other powdered formulations to give foam control when the material is dispersed in water. These products find their application's in detergent, agricultural, pesticide etc industries
 
Silicone Antifoams GP SD 50 EMULSION
Powder Antifoams GP SD P 60
 
Silicone Antifoams - GP SD 15 EMULSION
 
Silicone Defoamer - GP SD 30 EMULSION
 
Silicone Defoamer - GPSD COMPOUND
 
Silicone Antifoams - GP SD 40 EMULSION
 
 
         
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