DeCAL 5040

DeCAL 5040 Chemical Type:

Water extended, mineral hydrocarbons, silica and surface active materials.


DeCAL 5040 is a highly effective foam control agent for emulsion paints, coatings and adhesives. The product utilizes new water in oil technology, to deliver a cost effective product specifically developed to reduce air entrainment during the manufacture and application of water based paints, adhesives and coatings.

DeCAL 5040 has long lasting efficiency – particularly useful where “in can” life is important. It is also useful in the Paper Industry for clay / latex and starch size press coatings.

DeCAL 5040 is suitable for use with a wide variety of copolymers including: PV Versatate copolymers, pure acrylics, styrene acrylics, CSBR, PV Acetate homo- and co-polymers, including pressure polymers with vinyl chloride and ethylene, acrylate co-polymers.

DeCAL 5040 is normally used as delivered.

In emulsion paint systems we recommend adding half to the pigment grind and the balance to the final blending.

The level of addition recommended is 0.1 – 0.5% depending on the severity of the foam problems.