Global antifoaming agent market is estimated to witness substantial growth in the coming years due to increase in industrial applications and growing demand from developing economies. Antifoaming agent or the defoamer is a chemical additive that prevents the foam formation in the liquids of industrial processes. In most industries, antifoaming agents are used to fasten the production processes. It is used in a wide range of detergents, such as dishwasher to reduce foaming, sprite, Coca-Cola, chicken nuggets to reduce effervescence or effusion while preparation and serving. In pharmaceutical industry, antifoaming agents are used to reduce bloating.
The reasons for the growth of antifoaming agent market include rise in adoption of solvent-based and water-based formulations, integration of industrial processes in the food segment, growth in the applications of antifoaming agents in several industries, expansion of pharmaceutical industry that highly demands antifoaming agents, potential demand from agriculture industry especially in developing economies. Additionally, increase in number of environmental issues and regulations concerning the release of emissions from various industries and curb on VOC emissions is driving the market growth. However, lack of awareness of industrial use of antifoaming agents is hampering the antifoaming agent market.
Increasing use of antifoaming agents in bioprocesses is an emerging trend in the market. Nonetheless, advancements in technologies in performance and compositions of antifoaming agents is expected to offer lucrative opportunities to the market. Strict rules regarding toxic and heavy chemicals is challenging the industry players.
Antifoaming agent market is categorized on the basis of product type, application, and region. On the basis of product type, market is divided into water-based, oil-based, silicone-based, EO/PO based, powder based, non-silicone defoamers, ester based, alkyl poly acrylates, and others. Oil-based, water-based, and silicone-based are the commonly used in industrial applications in comparison to other types.
In terms of application, market is divided into oil & gas, detergents, textiles, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, paints & coatings, paper & pulp, water treatment, and others. Pulp and paper and oil and gas segments are expected to hold maximum share of the market owing to the high consumption to remove process foam or the oil foam in manufacturing, gas processing plants, and refinery. Antifoaming agents are majorly used in these industries for separation of gas-oil, gas dehydration, drilling mud and gas scrubbing.
Regionally, antifoaming agent industry is segmented as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America is projected to hold larger share of the market due to high demand in food and beverage industry. Asia pacific is expected to dominate the market in the forecast period owing to speedy industrialization. Furthermore, growth of the market in European regions is witnessing steady growth due to restricted use in some industries.
The major players profiled in antifoaming agent market include Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Ashland LLC, BASF SE, Dow Corning Corporation, Kemira OYJ, HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, Ecolab Inc., Evonik Industries AG, and Elementis Plc.
Report contents include
• Analysis of the antifoaming agent market including revenues, future growth, market outlook
• Historical data and forecast
• Regional analysis including growth estimates
• Analyzes the end user markets including growth estimates.
• Profiles on antifoaming agent including products, sales/revenues, and market position
• Market structure, market drivers and restraints.
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• Asia Pacific
• Middle East and Africa
• South America
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