Foaming agent

  • foaming agent
  • Substances which make it possible to form a homogenous dispersion of a gaseous phase in a liquid or solid medium.
Abstract from DBPedia
    A foaming agent is a material such as a surfactant or a blowing agent that facilitates the formation of foam. A surfactant, when present in small amounts, reduces surface tension of a liquid (reduces the work needed to create the foam) or increases its colloidal stability by inhibiting coalescence of bubbles. A blowing agent is a gas that forms the gaseous part of the foam.