Defoamers are anti-foaming chemicals that contain surfactants and silicone oil. These additives are primarily used in industrial process to rapidly destabilize foam formation. Generally, it is difficult to reduce the foam formation it can cause defects on surface coatings and prevent efficiency of containers. There are two types of defoamers used to control foam silicone and non-silicone defoamer. Silicone based defoamers have silicone as backbone whereas non-silicone based defoamers are ester, oil and water based. Demand for defoamers is pacing up and is expected to continue over the forecast period due to high demand form end-user industries. On the basis of product type the global defoamers market can be segmented as oil-based, water-based, silicone-based and others (such as EO/PO-based defoamers). Silicone-based defoamers are widest used segment due to its widespread application in several industries. On the basis of different applications the global defoamers market can be segmented as paints & coatings, food & beverages, pulp & paper, water treatment, oil & gas, textiles and others (such as mining, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals).
Global defoamers market is primarily driven by demand from end-use applications (pulp & paper, water treatment) as they prevent and reduce foam formation during production activity. Defoamer is a cost effective chemical used in paper & pulp industry, it enables cleansing and helps in recycling, which adds value to the industry. Moreover, water-based defoamers are increasingly adapted by paint and coatings segment for architectural and industrial coatings. Furthermore, in printing and ink industry shift towards waterborne inks has escalated the demand for defoamers. In spite of this, lack of innovation and stringent government regulations is acting as a restraining order for the global defoamer market. In Europe and North America, regulations have been imposed on defoamer manufacturers having volatile organic compound repelling (VOC) the market growth. On the other hand, demand for eco-friendly defoamers is increasing which will act as an opportunity for the global defoamers market over the forecast period.
Global defoamers market is non-uniform across the regions. Asia-Pacific region is major consumers and producer of defoamers due to good macroeconomic factors and demand. Growth in Asia-Pacific region is mainly driven due to augmenting markets in India and China. On the other hand, as a result of stringent regulation eco friendly defoamers market is escalating in the North America and Europe regions.
Some of the key players in the global defoamers market are Air Products and Chemicals Inc., BASF AG, Bayer AG, Bluestar Silicones, The Dow Chemical Company, Chemco Products Inc., Amber Chemical Company Ltd., Hydrite Chemical Company, Manufacturers Chemicals LLC, Evonik Industries AG, Kemira OYJ and others. Recently, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. and Kemira OJ have launched eco-friendly defoamers with zero volatile organic content.
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