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Cognis Dehydran 2293: Globally VOC-free, Organosilicone Defoamer for Modern Paint Systems

Published on 2009-10-01. Author : SpecialChem

MONHEIM -- Cognis has launched Dehydran 2293, a new highly efficient defoamer that is free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for mid-range to high-end paint formulations. It is designed for use in paints with pro-environmental labeling and consequently enables paint manufacturers to serve the consumer demand for sustainable end-products. Dehydran 2293 is a universal and easy to handle defoamer that is suitable for both architectural and industrial paints and offers excellent foam suppression.

Dehydran defoamers from Cognis offer excellent long-term efficiency, market-leading defoaming performance and outstanding compatibility with a range of high-gloss, highly pigmented paints and clear coatings. Cognis' latest product, Dehydran 2293, enhances the company's existing portfolio of green VOC-free, mineral-oil-free, organosilicone defoamers for water-based coatings.

Proven performance and ecologically sound

Dehydran 2293 is partly derived from renewable resources, meaning it helps manufacturers to fit with the growing sustainability trend. Because it is VOC-free (in line with the 2004/42/EC directive and the US EPA Method 24), odor-free and does not contain any petrochemical raw material-based solvents, it enables manufacturers to formulate paints which meet various environmental standards and safety certifications, such as the German TÜV, the EU Ecolabel or the Blue Angel environmental seal, for their end products. In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, Dehydran 2293 is the solvent-free version of a product with 15 years of proven performance and market success - Dehydran 1293.

Andrea Schamp, Global Marketing Manager Cognis Functional Products, comments: "Dehydran 2293 is the latest addition to our range of mineral-oil-free defoamers. It is in part derived from renewable raw materials rather than petrochemical-based feedstocks. This enables our customers to have a high-performing solvent-free product that also meets the global trend towards environmentally sound, green products."

About Cognis:

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,900 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2008, Cognis recorded sales of about 3 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 351 million euros.

Source: Cognis

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