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Characterization: Defoamer for aqueous printing inks and overprint varnishes (OPV ́s)

Chemical Structure: Blend of an organomodified polysiloxane with hydrophobic solids in polyglycol

Appearance: Colourless, slightly turbid liquid

Non volatile matter: 100 %

Stabilities: The product can be sensitive to frost.

Storage: The product is stable for at least 24 months at well-ventilated areas. Avoid temperatures below 4 °C and above 40 °C. Prevent from freezing. Stir before use.



▪ Best balance between activity and compatibility

▪ Efficient defoaming and deaerating

▪ Letdown defoamer with a high persistence

▪ Containing silica

▪ VOC-free acc. to EU 2004/42/EG

▪ Free from mineral oils and APEO

▪ Cyclic silicones D4, D5, D6 < 0.1%

▪ Compliant with relevant FDA regulations


Application Fields

Due to its chemical structure SPACTIVE GA 1020 is particularly recommended for printing inks and overprint varnishes.

As alternative defoamer with higher activity we recommmend SPACTIVE GA 1010.


Preferred fields of application:

▪ Printing inks and over print varnishes


Recommendation for Use

We generally recommend a dosage of 0.1 – 1.0 % calculated on the total formulation. The optimum dosage has to be determined through preliminary tests.


The defoamer can be added at any point of the production process at low to medium shear forces.


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