AFC Anti-Foam Concentrate Defoamer for Carpet Cleaning Extraction Equipment

AFC™ Anti-Foam Concentrate Defoamer for Carpet Cleaning Equipment from Bane-Clene®

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  • Foam in the vacuum hose can increase drying time and greatly reduce cleaning effectiveness because it has, in effect, reduced the vacuum hose to 1/2 inch in diameter!
  • AFC is thickened so that it will stick to the inside of the vacuum hose to be more effective.
  • AFC Anti-Foam Concentrate is a thick emulsion of highly effective silicone defoaming agents specifically designed to kill this type of foam.
  • Silicone emulsion defoamers such as Bane-Clene’s AFC Anti-Foam Concentrate prevent foam from forming and cause existing foam to rapidly thin and collapse.
  • Developed to break down the foam in any wet tank or steam carpet cleaning extraction recovery tank.
  • Helps keeping moisture from reaching the vacuum motor.
  • Save your equipment from costly repairs and permanent damage due to excessive foam, especially to the vacuum pump!
  • AFC breaks down and prevents foam buildup in recovery tanks of extraction units by preventing residue buildup.
  • Just a few ounces added to the recovery tank will effectively break down foam on contact as it enters the recovery tank.
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  • AFC™ Anti-Foam Concentrate Defoamer for Extraction Carpet Cleaning

    from Bane-Clene® Corp.

    Old defoamer versus new defoamer

    New, improved AFC Defoamer is such a highly concentrated liquid silicone-based defoamer that just a few ounces per gallon capacity added to the recovery tank and the vacuum hose will effectively kill foam on contact as the dirty water enters the tank.

    Features and Benefits of Bane-Clene AFC Anti-Foam Concentrate Defoamer for Carpet Cleaning:

    • A common problem in truckmounted carpet cleaning is FOAM. Foam in the vacuum hose can increase drying time and greatly reduce cleaning effectiveness because it has, in effect, reduced the vacuum hose to 1/2 inch in diameter!
    • Foam during hot water carpet extraction cleaning is usually caused by residues from carpet shampoo, spotters and detergents in the carpet. These foamy residues result in the rapid filling of the recovery tank and air movement restriction as the vacuum hose fills up with foam, which results in poor cleaning, wicking problems, streaking, resoiling and poor drying time.
    • AFC is thickened so that it will stick to the inside of the vacuum hose to be more effective.
    • AFC Anti-Foam Concentrate is a thick emulsion of highly effective silicone defoaming agents specifically designed to kill this type of foam.
    • Silicone emulsion defoamers such as Bane-Clene’s AFC Anti-Foam Concentrate prevent foam from forming and cause existing foam to rapidly thin and collapse.
    • Helps keeping moisture from reaching the vacuum motor.
    • Save your equipment from costly repairs and permanent damage due to excessive foam, especially to the vacuum pump! AFC breaks down and prevents foam buildup in recovery tanks of extraction units by preventing residue buildup.
    • Most defoamers are very dilute mixtures of oils to kill the foam, but these are short-lived. Some carpet cleaners try to make their own defoamers such as using fabric softeners, oils, salt, etc. wasting time and money!
    • AFC can be utilized in various machines, such as walk behind scrubbers and wet tank vacuums, but it has been specially formulated for truckmount and portable carpet cleaning extractors.

    Properties & Specifications:

    • Restrictions on Use: Professional Use Only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not spray directly onto carpet.
    • Form: Liquid.
    • Appearance: Milky.
    • Size: Gallons.
    • Manufacturer: Bane-Clene® Corp.
    • Country of Manufacture: United States of America.
    • Storage: Protect product from freezing.
    • Odor: Mild.
    • Color: White.
    • Use pH: 3.5 – 4.5.
    • VOC content: Negligible.
    • Flammability: Non-flammable.

    Instructions and Directions for AFC Concentrate:

    • Keep out of reach of children.
    • Read label directions and cautions before using.
    • Always test on a hidden or inconspicuous area first.
    • Turn on the carpet cleaning extraction machine.
    • Disconnect the cleaning tool from the end of the vacuum hose and pour a few ounces of undiluted AFC directly into the vacuum hose so that the entire hose gets coated inside.
    • This will clear the hose of foam to get better air movement before cleaning a carpet or rug that has a lot of foamy residue in it.
    • In extreme cases of foamy residue in the carpet, before extraction cleaning, apply Chemspec Crystal Defoamer to the carpet to kill the foam at its source.
    • Do not apply defoamer directly onto any carpet or rug, as it will cause it to become extremely slippery and would void stain-resistant nylon carpet.

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    Click the “Usage & Tips” tab above for an article titled “How Do Carpet Cleaning Defoamers Work?”.


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    How Do Carpet Cleaning Defoamers Work?

    Consumer Demonstration Kit from Bane-Clene®

    Are Defoamers necessary in hot water extraction cleaning of carpet? Do they work?

    A common problem in truckmounted carpet cleaning is FOAM. Foam in the vacuum hose can increase drying time and greatly reduce cleaning effectiveness because it has, in effect, reduced the vacuum hose to 1/2 inch in diameter! Additionally, excessive foam can cause damage to the vacuum pump and other equipment.

    Foam is usually caused by residues from carpet shampoo, spotters and detergents in the carpet. These foamy residues result in the rapid filling of the recovery tank and air movement restriction as the vacuum hose fills up with foam, which results in poor cleaning, wicking problems, streaking, resoiling and poor drying time.

    We recommend the use of the Consumer Demonstration Tube to more easily tell whether you’ve removed all the prespray. If you see a lot of foam as you’re extracting, extract until there’s very little foam left. The apparatus fits a 2 inch vacuum hose. The demo kit comes complete with two 2 inch vacuum hose cuffs, a 2 inch slip connector and clear plastic tube.

    Silicone antifoams such as Bane-Clene’s AFC™ Anti-Foam Concentrate prevent foam from forming and cause existing foam to rapidly collapse. The low surface tension and interfacial properties of the silicone molecules in AFC cause the foam wall to thin and collapse.

    What are shampoos? They are formulated to be not only highly foamy but also very foam stable. The main ingredient is sodium lauryl sulfate. Take a look at the label for your hair shampoo and you’ll see sodium lauryl sulfate or one of its relatives listed as a primary ingredient. It’s used in hair shampoos for foam, foam stability and fair or mild cleaning (good cleaning would be too harsh and thorough for hair and scalp!). This should also tell you how well carpet shampoos clean.

    Most defoamers are very dilute mixtures of oils to kill the foam. Some carpet cleaners try to make their own defoamers such as using fabric softeners, oils, etc. wasting time and money! AFC Anti-Foam Concentrate is a thick emulsion of highly effective silicone defoaming agents specifically designed to kill this type of foam. Induct the AFC into the vacuum hose to clear the hose of foam to get better air movement. Add AFC to the vacuum hose when cleaning a restaurant with TLS® 2000 since soap is being generated.

    In extreme cases, before extracting, apply Chemspec Crystal Defoamer to the carpet to kill the foam at its source.

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    Bane-Clene Paper CatalogFree packet of information about Bane-Clene can be obtained by calling toll-free 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!). Your information packet will include a full color catalog and price addendum. Packets will arrive in approximately 2 weeks through standard United States Mail.

    You can also order the packet at the Catalog Request Form.


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    Date Modified: July 28, 2019

    Date Published: February 16, 2016


    VIDEO: Bane-Clene® Consumer Demonstration Tube

    Demonstrate to your customers and prospects the amount of dirty water and heavy soil you are removing from their carpet as you clean the Bane-Clene Way® and see how much foam is coming out.

    Use Concentration:Injected undiluted into the vacuum hose.
    Use pH:6.5