Effective defoamers for foam control in industrial processes

"Foam robs space" – this statement is often attributed to the German chemist Justus von Liebig. As one of the pioneers in the field of organic chemistry, Liebig made significant contributions to the development of the chemical industry. It is reported that he coined this phrase in connection with the chemistry of beer and the importance of foam stability. However, the derivation of the quote is not clearly documented in the literature.

One thing we can say for sure, though: Foam is an undesirable problem in many industrial applications that can affect production. Foaming is usually caused by organic or inorganic substances released during the manufacturing process. To counteract this problem, we offer a variety of defoamers that can be specifically selected depending on the application.

Foaming can lead to various undesirable effects in production, such as higher energy costs, reduced tank capacity, material loss, inefficient deposits, and slower evaporation and crystallization processes. This, in turn, leads to increased energy consumption and additional downtime due to equipment cleaning.

Our KEBOSPUM products are specially formulated substances or mixtures that are added to foaming liquids to reduce foaming. These substances can either be surfactants that suppress the formation of foam on the surface, or they can increase the surface tension of the water by containing ingredients containing oil or grease, for example. The effectiveness of defoamers depends on various physical parameters, such as the type of foaming agent, foaming mechanisms, temperature, pH, viscosity, etc. Therefore, we offer a wide range of antifoaming agents to meet all individual requirements.

Our defoamers (defoamer/antifoamer) are used in a variety of production processes, be it beet washing, juice extraction, starch processing, yeast processing, fermentation or technical applications.

New: Our brochure "Defoamer" with all the information about our high-performance defoamers.

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The products shown on our website are only a selection of our entire product range. There is no universal remedy for the rapid removal of impurities. Some can be removed well with alkaline agents, others better in the acidic range. The large variety of conceivable cleaning problems and the large number of additives, inhibitors and ready-to-use cleaning solutions offered by us make it advisable to obtain detailed advice before starting cleaning.
The same applies to inhibitors, defoamers, scale preventers, corrosion inhibitors, pickling inhibitors, etc. Depending on the plant, material, product and the type of boiler/cooling water is used, different individual challenges arise. We are well equipped for them.

Talk to us, we will be happy to help!
On request, we can analyze deposits in our laboratory and develop a cleaning strategy based on our many years of experience, taking into account the conditions on site.

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