October 22, 2019
Dispersions & Resins

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.

For more information, please visit www.basf.com/additives
BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division
 The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of highquality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used Page 2 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 www.dispersions-pigments.basf.com. 

About BASF
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Last Update October 22, 2019