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Controlling the foam

Industrial Cleaning

Cleaning conveyor belts, pipes and tanks usually means halting production – so time is at a real premium for these Cleaning-in-Place processes. The last thing crews need is a cleaning agent that goes overboard on foam production and takes an age to rinse off.

The obvious solution is to add a defoaming agent to the cleaner. However, being hydro-phobic, conventional defoamers are difficult to use in water-based products. They also have a tendency to build up on plastic parts. BASF overcomes this challenge with versatile low foamers, defoamers and hydrotropes that are easy to formulate which saves time on the factory floor. Cleaning results are consistent even at low temperatures.