Defoamers Market By Product (Water based, Silicon based, Oil based, Powder defoamers, Alkyl Polyacrylates, Polyethylene glycol & polypropylene glycol copolymers), By Application (Paper and pulp, Paints and coatings, Waste water treatment, Food and beverage, Pharmaceutical, Oil and gas, Others) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2023 - 2031

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Global Defoamers Market is Expected to Grow at 4.8% by 2031. Defoamers, also known as antifoaming agents are chemicals that obstructs foam to develop during various industrial processes. They possess surface-active properties and do not dissolve in a foaming medium. Key characteristic of a defoamer is that they have low viscosity, spreads quickly in a foaming surface and show low affinity for air-liquid surfaces.

Potential global defoamers market drivers are high demand for environmental friendly or biodegradable deformers and usage of deformers to manufacture fried foods, beverages as additives to increase the food quality and increase life-span of these products. Apart from this, growing population, enhanced social status and rising GDP are forecasted to propel the growth of defoamers market especially of paints and coatings defoamers. However, lack of innovation and government regulation on defoamers containing volatile organic compounds VOCs are some of the factors restraining the growth of the defoamers market.

By product type, the defoamers market is subdivided into water-based, silicon-based, oil-based, powder defoamers, Alkyl Polyacrylates and EO/PO based contain polypropylene glycol copolymers andpolyethylene glycol. Among these, silicon based deformers contribute for the largest market share mainly due to growing demand for silicone defoamers in the pulp and paper industry. Silicone based defoamers that contain less volatile organic compounds (VOC) is holding more importance due to environmental regulations passed by North America and Europe government. Another major usage of silicone defoamers is in crude oil refinery as it helps in reducing frothy crude oil production by eliminating foam from tanks or gas scrubbers etc. In addition to this, silicone based deformers are in high demand as compared to other chemicals due to its optimal reactivity with process ingredients, long operation life and low surface tension. By application, the global deformers market is segmented into paper and pulp, painting and coatings, waste water management, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and others such as agrochemicals, chemicals, etc. Among these application of defoamers in waste water treatment industry is tremendously high due to demand for pure water and decreased biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) of water discharged by industry especially in Asia Pacific. Waste Water treatment is the fastest growing segment among all.

On the basis of geography, global defoamers market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.  North America and Europe are the largest markets both in value and volume terms, however, Asia Pacific is anticipated to show the highest growth during the forecast period. Growth of defoamers industry in Asia Pacific is largely driven by China and India mainly due to high demand for defoamers for water treatment and in paint industry coupled with favorable macroeconomic factors. On the other hand, North America and Europe is forecasted to witness sluggish growth mainly attributed to stringent government laws regarding usage of environmental friendly materials. For instance, the US Environment Protection Agency and the Paris Commission issued regulations in the US and Europe on defoamers which contain VOC as it is harmful for health. In addition to this, usage of defoamers leads to amplication of some health defects, for example, severe eye irritation if used for longer period of time. This is expected to slow down the growth of defoamers market.

Key players across the global defoamer’s market value chain are:

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Ashland Inc., Dow Corning Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Elementis Plc, Clariant AG, Eastman Chemical Company And Other Notable Players.

Historical & Forecast Period

This study report represents analysis of each segment from 2021 to 2031 considering 2022 as the base year. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each of the respective segments estimated for the forecast period of 2022 to 2031.

The current report comprises of quantitative market estimations for each micro market for every geographical region and qualitative market analysis such as micro and macro environment analysis, market trends, competitive intelligence, segment analysis, porters five force model, top winning strategies, top investment markets, emerging trends and technological analysis, case studies, strategic conclusions and recommendations and other key market insights.

Research Methodology

The complete research study was conducted in three phases, namely: secondary research, primary research, and expert panel review. key data point that enables the estimation of Defoamers market are as follows:

  • Research and development budgets of manufacturers and government spending
  • Revenues of key companies in the market segment
  • Number of end users and consumption volume, price and value.
  • Geographical revenues generate by countries considered in the report
  • Micro and macro environment factors that are currently influencing the Defoamers market and their expected impact during the forecast period.

Market forecast was performed through proprietary software that analyzes various qualitative and quantitative factors. Growth rate and CAGR were estimated through intensive secondary and primary research. Data triangulation across various data points provides accuracy across various analyzed market segments in the report. Application of both top down and bottom-up approach for validation of market estimation assures logical, methodical and mathematical consistency of the quantitative data.

Research Period  2021-2031
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period  2023-2031
Historical Year  2021
Unit  USD Million
  • Water based
  • Silicon based
  • Oil based
  • Powder defoamers
  • Alkyl Polyacrylates
  • Polyethylene glycol & polypropylene glycol copolymers (EO/PO based)

  • Paper and pulp
  • Paints and coatings
  • Waste water treatment
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Oil and gas
  • Others (Agrochemicals, chemicals, metal working etc.)

 Region Segment (2021–2031; US$ Million)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • UK and European Union
    • UK
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the key micro and macro environmental factors that are impacting the growth of Defoamers market?
  • What are the key investment pockets with respect to product segments and geographies currently and during the forecast period?
  • Estimated forecast and market projections up to 2031.
  • Which segment accounts for the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • Which market segment holds a larger market share and why?
  • Are low and middle-income economies investing in the Defoamers market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for Defoamers market?
  • What are the market trends and dynamics in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa?
  • Which are the key trends driving Defoamers market growth?
  • Who are the key competitors and what are their key strategies to enhance their market presence in the Defoamers market worldwide?
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