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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The moldings were produced using a single-cavity mold, mounted on a KraussMaffei injection molding machine KM 65-160 C4, with the injection parameters shown in Table 1, selected for the polypropylene without and with the foaming agent, respectively.
The synthesis of the foamed geopolymers includes three steps: (a) the preparation of the activation solution, (b) the mixing of the raw materials (fly ash and foaming agent) with the activation solution, and (c) the molding and the curing of the specimens.
This paper takes type F3 foaming agent, polymer H, and AL as the basic material, pays more attention to the effect of mass concentration and mixed ratio of polymer blends on gelation property, and analyzes the mechanism of crosslinking action between two polymers with the help of atomic force microscope, which provide a foundation for this system as a new type of material for preventing spontaneous combustion of coal.
In this paper, the orthogonal experiment method is used to study the impact of the mass ratio of fiber to starch, the content of plasticizer, the active agent, and the foaming agent on the compressive strength of the biomass cushion packaging material.
Egg white protein (EWP) has been historically used as a foaming agent because of its ability to form foams with high volume--overrun--and stability.
4) Foaming agent which provides a durable, fine-textured "vehicle" to carry Vaporooter into maximum contact with all roots and pipe surfaces.
In 2003, industry informed EFSA that it had discovered the presence of SEM in foodstuffs packaged in glass jars and bottles and sealed with metal lids and of its intention to develop gaskets using an alternative foaming agent. At the time, the AFC Panel said the risk to consumers - if any - was very small but advised that SEM should be removed from baby foods as quickly as technology allowed.
Time recently reported that in the past two years, "Researchers have shown that some germs can, at least in the laboratory, mutate to counter triclosan's effects." Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, a foaming agent, and sorbitol are two other oral hygiene ingredients whose safety has been questioned.
An antacid combined with a foaming agent such as alginic acid helps some people.
For industrial applications, REPI will showcase its broad portfolio of liquid processing additives for PC, PMMA, PVC, HDPE, PP and ABS, as well as its new Xpansor liquid foaming agent for PVC that is said result in a lighter foamed sheet with a perfectly smooth surface.