Afcona - 2020 serves as a very strong defoamer suitable for most solvent-based coatings. However, it is not appropriate for transparent, high-gloss clear topcoats.

Chemical Family: Modified Polyvinyl Polymers

Labeling Claims: Silicone-free

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylics, Alkyds (Long Oil), Alkyds (Medium Oil), Chlorinated Rubbers, Epoxies (EP), Nitrocellulose, Polyurethanes (PU), Unsaturated Polyester (UPE)

End Uses: 2K (2 component) Coating, Baking Paint, Gelcoat, Lacquers, Radiation Curable Coating, Solventborne Coating, Solventborne Ink, Solventless & High Solids Coating, Wood Coating

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features
  • Afcona – 2020 is a very strong defoamer for most solvent-based systems, even at low dosages. Strong defoamers work because of their strong incompatibility with the coating system; therefore, even low dosages of Afcona – 2020 may cause in-can haziness in high-gloss clear coatings. However, its influence on gloss in the dry film is minimal.
  • Afcona-2020 is suitable for solvent-based coatings, printing inks and thermosetting resin systems. It eliminates foam and blistering, regardless of whether the air bubbles are caused by the substrate.
  • Afcona-2020 has very high defoaming performance as well as anti-foam properties. In most cases, its de-aeration performance is satisfactory. To further improve de-aeration, use in combination with silicone defoamers like Afcona-2023 or Afcona-2045 (0.1-0.2% is recommended).

Applications & Uses

Application Method
Compatible Polymers & Resins
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Cure Method
Coating End Applications
Ink & Toner End Applications
Use Level
approx. 0.1 - 0.7% (on total formulation), 0.15 - 0.30% (Under normal conditions, based on total formulation)
Product Applications

Afcona - 2020 is especially suitable for use in the following applications:

  • Nitrocellulose lacquers and acid-cured wood finishes, especially those applied by curtain coaters.
  • Two-component polyurethane lacquers that are applied by spraying or brushing (not including high-gloss finishes).
  • Cold cured epoxy resin systems, as well as unsaturated polyester systems (SMC, BMC, and gel coats).
  • Heat cured systems applied by curtain coater or dipping 5) Any solvent-based system where in-can transparency is not important, such as colored or low-gloss systems.

As a strong defoaming agent, Afcona - 2020 is should be incorporated during pre-mix. If added subsequently, adequate dispersion must be ensured.


Physical Form
Slightly yellowish to transparent liquid
SBP spirit 140/165
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density (at 20°C)0.78 - 0.82g/cm³-
Refractive Index1.420 - 1.430--
Flash Point30.0°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

44 lb and 331 lb non-returnable containers.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
5 years
Storage Condition

Afcona – 2020 should be stored in a cool, dry place.