Research of foam

Get a feel for the science of developing foam

Foam: Is it a friend or a foe?


Foam is all around us in personal care products, food and beverages, household items, and more. Developers of these products are interested in defining foam formation, stability, behavior, moisture, and inner structure. But for other industries, such as paints and cooling lubricants, foam can be an unwelcome byproduct. See how researchers tackle the most challenging foam-related issues.

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Froth flotation

Optimization of flotation separation using interfacial chemical methods

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Inkjet printing

Optimization of the ink, the printing process and the substrate with surface science methods

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Characterization of surfactants

Advanced methods for the investigation of cleaning and wettings agents, emulsifiers, foamers, and more

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Comparison of the foam behavior of different types of degassed beer

Analysis of the foamability, foam stability and foam structure of beer samples

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ADVANCE Software

ADVANCE | Foam Analysis

ADVANCE, the software for the Dynamic Foam Analyzer – DFA100, is an intuitive and very powerful tool for controlling foam measurements and analyzing the data. Its workflow-oriented user interface makes it easy to prepare measurements of foamability, foam stability, liquid content, and bubble structure, all of which can even be carried out simultaneously.

Benchmarking the foaming properties of a new, mild surfactant formulation according to ASTM D 1173-07

Ross Miles Foam Analysis of PolyaldoTM 10-1-CC compared to PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate and Decyl Glucoside …

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Production of latex

Investigations into the wetting of immersion molds and into dispersion and emulsion stability

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Production of cement and concrete

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for the material behavior before and after setting

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Foam analysis

All-around scientific characterization of foam | DFA100

Foam in everyday products as well as technical applications appears in manifold forms and is often produced on purpose, but can also be undesired. Our Dynamic Foam Analyzer – DFA100 helps to optimize foam for specific uses or to identify methods to effectively avoid it. The DFA100 characterizes almost every aspect of foam, such as foamability of liquids, the stability of foam, its liquid content, and even the number and real size of its bubbles.

Foam formation

Foam analysis methods for foam-producing liquids

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Foamability of different milk types, and stability and structure of the foam produced

Scientific milk foam analyses at different temperatures

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Paints, inks and varnishes as liquids

Surface science methods to improve wetting, dispersion stability and foam prevention

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The universal instrument for all aspects of liquid foam

Dynamic Foam Analyzer

Surface Science Online Course

Increase your knowledge and update your practical expertise in the field of surface science. Facilitated …


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Foam analysis

Automatic Ross-Miles foam analysis | RMFA

The Ross Miles Foam Analyzer – RMFA is the world‘s first instrument for automatic measurements of foamability and foam stability in accordance with ASTM D 1173. Thanks to narrowly observed measuring times as per Ross-Miles and a height resolution of 0.4 mm, analyses in accordance with the standard achieve precision and repeatability that was previously unheard of.

Foam behavior of toothpaste

Comparative analyses of the foamability and foam structure of dental care products

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Analyzing liquid content and drainage of foam

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Foam Flash

Foam Flash (or Flash Foam) refers to the foam formation behavior of a liquid during foaming, i.e. the …



Time-dependent analysis of bubble size in liquid foams

Dynamic Foam Analyzer

Metal plating

Interfacial measurement techniques for characterizing wetting agents and checking for their concentration

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Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)

Interfacial technology for efficient oil field exploitation

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Application of surfactants

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for the research and development of surfactants and their technical …

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Recovery and processing of bitumen

Measuring methods for the extraction of bitumen and its optimization as a building material

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Foam inhibition

Measurements for avoiding and inhibiting foam formation

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Foam is the union of two phase systems consisting of gaseous bubbles which are separated by liquid lamella …


Hydraulic fracturing

Interfacial chemical support in the exploitation of crude oil and natural gas deposits

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Foam stability and foam structure under high pressure for tertiary oil production

Foam analysis under pressure up to 35 MPa with a new measuring instrument

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Coating of fibers

Methods for monitoring wetting, adhesion and cleaning