The global market for defoamers is anticipated to rise with a CAGR of 4.77% over the forecasting years 2023-2030.
As per Triton Market Research, the Global Defoamers Market report is segmented by Type (Oil-Based Defoamers, Silicone-Based, Water-Based, Other Types), Application (Agrochemicals, Coatings, Food & Beverages, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Other Applications), and Regional Outlook (Asia-Pacific, North America, Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Latin America).
The report highlights the Market Summary, Industry Outlook, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Market Attractiveness Index, Regulatory Framework, Market Drivers, Challenges, Opportunities, Analyst Perspective, Competitive Landscape, Research Methodology & Scope, Global Market Size, Forecasts & Analysis (2023-2030).
As per Triton’s research report, the global market for defoamers is anticipated to rise with a CAGR of 4.77% over the forecasting years 2023-2030.
Defoamers are used to reduce the formation of foam in industrial processes. These anti-foaming agents have wider usage during several processes like bleaching, scouring, dyeing, etc.
Foam generation in the paper and pulp industry decreases the quality and production of paper. Thus, antifoaming agents improve the paper quality and solve drainage problems by removing the trapped air bubbles. An increasing demand for paper products, therefore, drives the global defoamers market.
Additionally, defoamers are used in the water treatment sector to obtain cleaner water, retain its biological oxygen level, and reduce the environmental impact of wastewater. Surface foams caused by excessive use of residual surfactants and phosphorus are treated with anti-foaming agents.
However, the raw materials required for manufacturing these defoamers, like seal oil and paraffinic mineral oils, are extracted from petroleum. Defoamers industries rely on the supply of oil and gas, whose price fluctuations restrain the global defoamers market.
Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest growth in the defoamers market. The rising market demand comes from the increased use of defoamers in the agrochemicals and paper industry. Moreover, defoamer demand in this region has significant growth due to its application in the paint and coating industry, especially in countries like Australia and China. With the help of leveling agents, dispersing agents, and substrate-wetting agents, defoamers are used to achieve special paint properties for a long-lasting defoaming effect.
The major companies in the defoamers market are BASF SE, Clariant International Limited, Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Elementis PLC, Wacker Chemie Ag, Evonik Industries AG, Henkel AG & Co Kgaa, Applied Material Solutions, Kemira OYJ, Ivanhoe Industries Inc, Ascent Chemicals, Crucible Chemical Company, Ashland Inc, and Momentive Performance Material Inc.
The strict regulations regarding the use of defoamers across industries act as a challenge to the global defoamers market. There are limitations issued in countries like the US, Japan, and Europe by governments and authorities like the FDA on the usage of various components used for defoamers like Silicon Dioxide and Dimethylpolysiloxane. Adhering to these norms creates a major concern for manufacturing companies especially from the food processing and paper industry.