New Product Announcement: Architectural Paint Defoamer


Global specialty chemical company Elementis recently launched its new 96% biobased carbon content defoamer for paints, coatings and industrial aqueous applications. DAPRO BIO 9910, which is C 14 verified, has reportedly been designed to add more sustainability and performance in coatings.

“The market is rapidly moving towards safer, sustainable, higher performing paints. Many paint manufacturers are currently switching to renewable ingredients, to have a high verifiable biobased content, coupled with fact-based (LCA’s) Life Cycle Analysis,” said Gerjan van Laar, Global Marketing Segment Manager, Architectural.

“Within Elementis we are developing more products that are meeting up with above elements. DAPRO BIO 9910 is a great example of the journey to develop and to ensure more sustainable paints by the market.”

Defoamers eliminate foam and prevent the formation of bubbles during paint manufacturing, application and storage. However, traditional defoamers rely on petroleum-based ingredients, whereas DAPRO BIO 9910 is mostly derived from renewable vegetable oil to offer an eco-friendly alternative.

Elementis reports that the ultrafine dispersion of wax in vegetable oil is combined with a minor addition of silicone. The defoamer can be used in water-based coatings and outperforms mineral oil versions, the company says.

Additionally, according to the release, using DAPRO BIO 9910 improves durability and longevity of architectural paint. It also offers storage stability and no phase separation over a long period of time, providing long-term effectiveness and best reproducibility.

“The introduction of DAPRO BIO 9910 reflects our obligation to sustainability, innovation, and customer-centric solutions,” writes Elementis. “We firmly believe that our solutions will help transform the Coatings industry, empowering manufacturers to create high-performance architectural paint that aligns with the growing demand for eco-friendly alternatives.”


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