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Air Products offers a variety of additives that are used in latex dip processes for the manufacture of gloves, balloons, condoms, and medical devices.  We offer surfactants for use in the coagulatant solution stage that allow rapid wetting to low surface energy substrates and reduce foam.  In the latex bath, we offer additives that reduce foam, improve wet-out and provide excellent long-term dewebbing at low concentrations.  All of our products (with the exception of Surfynol DF-37) are silicone free.

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Carbowet 109

An ethoxylated nonionic surfactant (100% active liquid; HLB: 13.1). Carbowet 109 surfactant is an APE-free alternative to common NP9 and OP9 additives. Offers comparable performance in architectural grind and letdown systems. Allows for the surface tension reduction necessary to wet both pigment and substrate, and can enhance/stabilize color acceptance. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent and APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE.

An ethoxylated nonionic surfactant (100% active liquid; HLB: 13.1). Carbowet 109 surfactant is an APE-free alternative to common NP9 and OP9 additives. Offers comparable performance in architectural grind and letdown systems. Allows for the surface tension reduction necessary to wet both pigment and substrate, and can enhance/stabilize color acceptance. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent and APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE.

Carbowet 144

An ethoxylated nonionic surfactant (100% active liquid, waxy solid at room temperature; HLB: 14.4). Carbowet 144 surfactant is a low-foaming, alkylphenol ethoxylate-free additive for pigment and substrate wetting in waterborne coatings, inks, and adhesives systems. Provides excellent surface tension reduction and wetting characteristics, improves freeze-thaw stability of acrylic systems. Excellent oil in water emulsifier. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent and APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE. 
 

An ethoxylated nonionic surfactant (100% active liquid, waxy solid at room temperature; HLB: 14.4). Carbowet 144 surfactant is a low-foaming, alkylphenol ethoxylate-free additive for pigment and substrate wetting in waterborne coatings, inks, and adhesives systems. Provides excellent surface tension reduction and wetting characteristics, improves freeze-thaw stability of acrylic systems. Excellent oil in water emulsifier. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent and APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE. 
 

Carbowet GA-100

Carbowet GA-100 surfactant is a proprietary combination of nonionic wetting and stabilizing surface active chemistries. It offers low foam wetting of substrates and pigments as well as providing compatibilization and stabilization benefits in coating and ink formulations and dispersions. Carbowet GA-100 surfactant offers balanced performance for architectural paint formulations and excellent compatibility with associative thickeners.

Carbowet GA-100 surfactant is a proprietary combination of nonionic wetting and stabilizing surface active chemistries. It offers low foam wetting of substrates and pigments as well as providing compatibilization and stabilization benefits in coating and ink formulations and dispersions. Carbowet GA-100 surfactant offers balanced performance for architectural paint formulations and excellent compatibility with associative thickeners.

Carbowet LS-F

A nonionic, wetting agent and dispersant (42% active solution in water and ethylene glycol) that provides good wetting as well as good foam control to coagulant baths for both natural and synthetic rubber dipping process and in the preparation of latex tank compounds. It is an easy to dissolve liquid with a high cloud point that provides excellent wetting, rapid destabilization of foam, and reduced defects. APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE.

A nonionic, wetting agent and dispersant (42% active solution in water and ethylene glycol) that provides good wetting as well as good foam control to coagulant baths for both natural and synthetic rubber dipping process and in the preparation of latex tank compounds. It is an easy to dissolve liquid with a high cloud point that provides excellent wetting, rapid destabilization of foam, and reduced defects. APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE.

Surfynol 440

An ethoxylated low-foam wetting agent (100% active liquid; HLB: 8). Surfynol 440 surfactant provides low foam dynamic and equilibrium surface tension reduction with improved dispersability and ease of incorporation. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent, and APE-free.

An ethoxylated low-foam wetting agent (100% active liquid; HLB: 8). Surfynol 440 surfactant provides low foam dynamic and equilibrium surface tension reduction with improved dispersability and ease of incorporation. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent, and APE-free.

Surfynol 465

A nonionic, wetting agent and dispersant (42% active solution in water and ethylene glycol) that provides good wetting as well as good foam control to coagulant baths for both natural and synthetic rubber dipping process and in the preparation of latex tank compounds. It is an easy to dissolve liquid with a high cloud point that provides excellent wetting, rapid destabilization of foam, and reduced defects. APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE.

A nonionic, wetting agent and dispersant (42% active solution in water and ethylene glycol) that provides good wetting as well as good foam control to coagulant baths for both natural and synthetic rubber dipping process and in the preparation of latex tank compounds. It is an easy to dissolve liquid with a high cloud point that provides excellent wetting, rapid destabilization of foam, and reduced defects. APE-free. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL OFFICE.

Surfynol 485

An ethoxylated low-foam wetting agent (100% active liquid/semi-solid; HLB: 17). Provides low-foam surface tension reduction with slight emulsification properties, improved solubility and compatibility in latex dipping applications. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent, and APE-free.

An ethoxylated low-foam wetting agent (100% active liquid/semi-solid; HLB: 17). Provides low-foam surface tension reduction with slight emulsification properties, improved solubility and compatibility in latex dipping applications. FDA and EPA clearances, solvent, and APE-free.

Surfynol 485W

An ethoxylated low-foam wetting agent (75% active solution in water; HLB: 17).  Surfynol 485W surfactant offers surface tension control in coagulant baths >75C or of high coagulant concentration.  Provides excellent wetting, reducing film defects pinholes, weak spots and webbing, improves dispersion of fillers to minimize latex stickiness. Helps control foam.  FDA and EPA clearances, solvent, and APE-free.

An ethoxylated low-foam wetting agent (75% active solution in water; HLB: 17).  Surfynol 485W surfactant offers surface tension control in coagulant baths >75C or of high coagulant concentration.  Provides excellent wetting, reducing film defects pinholes, weak spots and webbing, improves dispersion of fillers to minimize latex stickiness. Helps control foam.  FDA and EPA clearances, solvent, and APE-free.

Surfynol DF-220

An organic defoamer (100% active liquid). Surfynol DF-220 defoamer provides good webbing and foam control with excellent stability in synthetic latex. APE-free.

An organic defoamer (100% active liquid). Surfynol DF-220 defoamer provides good webbing and foam control with excellent stability in synthetic latex. APE-free.

Surfynol DF-37

A nonionic, organic defoamer (100% active liquid). Surfynol DF-37 defoamer provides good webbing and foam control with excellent stability in natural rubber latex. FDA compliances and APE-free.

A nonionic, organic defoamer (100% active liquid). Surfynol DF-37 defoamer provides good webbing and foam control with excellent stability in natural rubber latex. FDA compliances and APE-free.

Surfynol MD-20

A nonionic, organic defoaming/de-aerating wetting agent (100% active liquid). Surfynol MD-20 molecular defoamer is based on proprietary modified acetylenic diol chemistry. Provides foam control and reduces microfoam without any of the incompatibilities or other issues associated with silicone or mineral oil defoamers. APE-free.

A nonionic, organic defoaming/de-aerating wetting agent (100% active liquid). Surfynol MD-20 molecular defoamer is based on proprietary modified acetylenic diol chemistry. Provides foam control and reduces microfoam without any of the incompatibilities or other issues associated with silicone or mineral oil defoamers. APE-free.

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