Trade News  |  22 October 2019

New silicone wetting agent with excellent defoaming performance

  • Silicone-based wetting agent with pronounced defoaming performance for a wide variety of aqueous coating formulations

October 22, 2019 – BASF has recently introduced a new silicone wetting agent: Hydropalat® WE 3225, which combines excellent substrate wetting with pronounced defoaming performance.

Hydropalat® WE 3225 was created to fulfil the market demand for a wetting agent that would remove the need for an additional defoamer in a formulation. Customers can now have the freedom to add Hydropalat® WE 3225 without having to worry about the detrimental effects of foaming, such as air bubbles and pin-holes. In addition, Hydropalat® WE 3225 also offers the benefits of low VOC and low odor emissions.

Hydropalat® WE 3225 is designed for use in high-end water-based industrial and automotive coatings and especially wood coatings that require excellent wood grain accentuation. Its application can also be extended to printing ink applications.

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BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division

The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for a number of industries, including coatings, construction, adhesives, printing and packaging, electronics and paper. With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Pigments division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them advance their formulations. For further information about the Dispersions & Pigments division, please visit

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Silicone-based wetting agent with pronounced defoaming performance.

Silicone-based wetting agent with pronounced defoaming performance.

Last Update 25 October 2019