Hexion Offers Efficient Cement Antifoams

Cement truck

In cementing, foam created during mixing can cause pump cavitation and decrease cement density, consequently impacting the strength of the cement.

Hexion’s X-Air™ P cement powder antifoam is a dry powder designed to de-aerate and reduce foam in cement systems, leading to better density control for a more accurately mixed slurry. The system utilizes a unique chemistry that is effective in a wide variety of cement formulations containing additives such as naphthalene sulfonate, sodium chloride, and fluid loss additives.

Key features and typical benefits include:

Hexion’s X-Air LE liquid cement antifoam is designed to prevent air entrainment and reduce foam in cement systems, improving accuracy of slurry density readings. The system utilizes a unique chemistry that is more efficient than the competition and applicable in a variety of cement systems.

Key features and typical benefits include:

AntiFoam Chart

The X-Air LE liquid cement antifoam is more than five times as effective as the competitor at 0.1%. Even at half the concentration, X-Air LE cement antifoam is still over two and a half times as effective as the competitor.

Please contact us at oilfield@hexion.com for more information regarding this new technology.


Cement truck photo courtesy of Viking Services.