What You Need to Know About Foam


Foam is a bunch of tiny bubbles created by Foam Pump Ma […]

Foam is a bunch of tiny bubbles created by Foam Pump Manufacturers(KEXON). But you also need water and air to make foam. The true purpose of foam is to provide contact time on a soiled surface to allow the wetting agents, detergents, and degreasers enough time to do their jobs.

If you watch television advertisements, they’ll frequently compare the amount of foam in a cleaning product to another to prove that it’s superior. Also, they’ll commonly say or imply that the amount of foam reflects the cleaning ability of the product. So, an important question to ask is, does foam directly relate to how well the product cleans?

The answer is no. The amount of foam has almost no effect on the cleaning ability of the product. Having a lot of foam isn’t vital for actually doing the cleaning, it’s mostly for aesthetic. In fact, in some cases, the presence of foam will reduce the ability to clean. The perfect example here is an automatic dishwasher, whether at home or in a restaurant, in a dishwasher, the foam is a bad thing and will give you poor results.

The only time foam comes into play while you’re cleaning is when you’re trying to clean a vertical surface or if you have a need to see where the detergents have been applied. For example, if you try to clean a wall or 18 wheeler truck with a vertical surface, you’d need foam to clean. The foam clings to the wall or the side of the truck and runs down the truck slowly. This allows the detergent time to do its job. In a food processing plant, they use a lot of foam to make sure they can see that the entire area, including all the nooks and crannies, get some detergent applied. In other words, the foam is the indicator.