Emission-free and silicone-free polymeric defoamer for solvent-borne, solvent-free, high solids, and UV systems. BYK-1794 is an emissions-free defoamer and air release agent. Excellent results can be achieved in pigmented UV printing inks. The additive shows no impact on surface properties or transparency, and takes effect both during production and in subsequent processing. BYK-1794 has 100% solids and is VOC-free.