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DOWSIL™ 74 Additive

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Dow
DOWSIL™ 74 Additive by Dow is a solventless, 100% active polymeric silicone foam control agent. Provides reduced air entrainment, good surface appearance and stability under high shear mixing. Gives efficiency at low concentrations and contains no hydrophobic particles. It shows compatibility with waterborne acrylic binder system and has low tendency to cause surface defects. Applications include wood coatings, inks and automotive base coats. DOWSIL™ 74 Additive complies with FDA CFR 176.210, BfR XV and Swiss Ordinance CFR 176.210. Recommended dosage level ranges from 0.1-1.0%. It has a shelf life of 24 months.
DOWSIL™ 74 Additive
Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Dow
Product Type
Defoamers / Anti-foaming Agents > Silicone-based
Chemical Composition
Polymeric silicone
CAS Number
Physical Form
Clear, Tan
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Coatings > Waterborne
  • Inks > Water-based
  • Resins > Acrylics & Acrylic Copolymers
  • Inks
  • Coatings Markets > Automotive OEM > Top coats > Basecoats
  • Coatings Markets > Wood & Furniture Coatings
Food contact approval
Bio Based
Labels/Agency Rating
Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21, BfR XV

DOWSIL™ 74 Additive Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Specific gravity @ 25°C, CTM 1100 G
Flash point, closed cup, CTM 1100 L
> 100 °C
Viscosity @ 25°C, CTM 1100 N
750 mPa.s

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