Pressemitteilung BoxID: 377392 (BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH)
  • BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH
  • Rheinpromenade 1
  • 40789 Monheim am Rhein
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Andrea Schamp
  • +49 (2173) 4995-486

Cognis FoamStar A 46 - Star polymer based defoamer for very low VOC premium paints

(PresseBox) (Monheim, ) Today's coatings market demands products that combine environmental soundness with excellent performance. Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has now launched FoamStar A 46, a very effective Star polymer based organo-modified silicone defoamer, which can improve the film appearance properties of paints. It is an excellent defoamer for zero to 50 g/l VOC, medium to low PVC premium paints, and enables manufacturers to meet consumers' needs for low emission paints.

The new high-performance defoamer, FoamStar A 46, works against micro-foam and can be used in both highly tinted and high-gloss paints. Its high persistency and good dispersibility help to improve the film properties of VOC-free paints. In addition, FoamStar A 46 reduces the amount of defoamer needed by up to 50 percent, while also delivering very fast bubble break times.

An ecologically and economically sound solution

FoamStar A 46 also offers sustainability benefits: it has a low VOC content of about two percent (according to US-EPA Method 24) and requires 30-50% less dosage leading to a lower VOC contribution."These properties are the result of us consistently implementing our Greenovating strategy throughout the entire research and product development process," says Shailesh Shah, Director Global Marketing Coatings. "Greenovating enables paint and coatings manufacturers to satisfy the market trend for products that are both high-performing and sustainable."

Cognis' FoamStar range of defoamers is based on an innovative technology that offers efficient defoaming, dispersing and wetting performance. FoamStar A 46 complements the company's existing portfolio of defoamers for high-performance coatings. It is an easier-to-incorporate version of the successful FoamStar A 45, with improved flow and leveling performance. It combines the patented hyper-branched Star polymer defoamer technology with high-end organo-silicone polymers in a more readily dispersible package.

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BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,500 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and provides value adding solutions and products based on renewable raw materials. The company serves the food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is currently owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2009, Cognis recorded sales of about 2.6 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 364 million euros.