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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning

Dow Corning launches highly versatile food-grade silicone antifoam emulsion through its XIAMETER® brand

Midland, Mich., USA – Dow Corning has added a new food-grade silicone antifoam emulsion to its product line. The new antifoam, offered through the company’s XIAMETER® brand, not only knocks down foam but also provides excellent antifoaming persistency in multiple food and beverage applications.

XIAMETER® AFE-1530 Antifoam Emulsion complies with U.S. FDA regulations and European Community directives and is accepted for use in kosher and halal foods. It also is approved by the U.S. EPA for use in pesticide formulations. Consequently, the product is suitable for use in a wide range of foam control applications, including food and beverage processing, chemical processing, agricultural chemicals, and wastewater treatment.

Based on proven silicone foam control technology from Dow Corning, the dilutable 30% active silicone formulation is highly effective at low concentrations and is easy to use in both hot and cold systems.

“In commercializing XIAMETER AFE-1530 Antifoam Emulsion, we were able to leverage tried-and-true technology to give our customers a reliable new silicone alternative for food-grade foam-control – an alternative that is economical and high-performing,” said Dow Corning Product Market Analyst Don Buchalski.

“This is a very versatile product with an excellent combination of knockdown and persistency benefits,” Buchalski said. “And we believe it will be a great addition to our already extensive range of silicone antifoams.”

Available through Dow Corning’s XIAMETER® business model, the product can be purchased at www.xiameter.com as well as from authorized XIAMETER brand product distributors around the globe.


About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (www.dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

About the XIAMETER® brand
The XIAMETER® brand from Dow Corning Corporation (www.xiameter.com) offers market-based prices for standard silicone products. Introduced in 2002, the brand offers thousands of products, including silicone fluids, emulsions, antifoams, silanes, sealants, resins and rubbers. The XIAMETER® brand is a no-frills model offering cost-effective products through streamlined services and a Web-enabled ordering platform.