Foaming Agent


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foaming agent

[′fōm·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(materials)

Foaming Agent

 

(also frothing agent), a material that facilitates the foaming of liquids and imparts stability to foams. Typical foaming agents include saponins, soluble proteins, soaps, and soaplike surfactants.

foaming agent

A substance that is added to a material in the plastic state to generate gases within the material and cause it to assume a lightweight, foamy structure; used with concrete mixtures, gypsum, plastics, rubber, etc.
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