Trade News  |  October 10, 2019

BASF launches new defoamer that complies with major food contact regulations for adhesives, paper coating applications and functional packaging

  • First defoamer in the market that complies with China’s food contact regulation GB 9685-2016 for adhesives
  • The new defoamer also complies with major food contact regulations for polymer dispersions, paper coatings, and PSA adhesives and coatings for functional packaging

October 10, 2019 – BASF is proud to introduce a new defoamer – Foamaster® WO 2360, which is compliant with China’s food contact regulation GB 9685-2016 for adhesives and major food contact regulations such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 21, Food Contact Materials Regulation (EC), Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) and Swiss Ordinance on Food Contact Materials for packaging.

China’s National Food Safety Standard GB 9685-2016 governs the use of additives in food contact materials and their products. It was introduced by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), which came into force in October 2017.

The new white oil-based defoamer demonstrates excellent and persistent defoaming efficiency, excellent compatibility across acrylic PSA systems and good oil-slick resistance during storage for adhesive formulations. When applied in paper coatings, Foamaster® WO 2360 also exhibits excellent defoaming efficiency coupled by good anti-foaming and fast foam break time.

The versatility of Foamaster® WO 2360 makes it widely applicable for paper coating formulations, barrier coatings, paper and paperboard applications that all require contact with food. This, in turn, removes the need for customers to carry multiple defoamers in its inventory.

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Last Update October 10, 2019