Emerald Performance Materials Specialties Group has launched a new zero-VOC foam control agent–Foam Blast 4201–to meet the performance challenges of today's more environmentally conscious waterborne architectural and industrial coatings, graphic arts and other latex polymer applications. The zero-VOC, alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APE)-free defoamer is highly effective in a full range of coatings and graphic arts formulations, including flat, high gloss, clear and pigmented systems, in both the grind and let down stages. Foam Blast 4201 is an organically modified low-VOC silicone emulsion that is especially effective in combating foam over time, while retaining gloss. It will not generate haze and provides the excellent clarity desired in graphic arts clear coat systems and paints. It is also compatible in a wide range of polymers and coatings and can cost effectively replace multiple products.