Anti-foaming Agents Market Overview:
Anti-foaming Agents Market was valued at $5,140 million in 2016, and is projected to reach at $6,879 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2017 to 2023. Anti-foaming agents or defoamers are the additives meant for limiting or controlling foam generation as well as destroying the foam build up from a system. These work by adhering to the surface of foam bubbles, consequently thinning and destabilizing it, and finally resulting in bubble collapsing. Water based, oil based, and silicone based defoamers are some of the main types of anti-foaming agents apart from powder based, EO/PO based, alkyl poly acrylates, non-silicone defoamers, ester based, and others. These are used in in pulp & paper, oil & gas, paints & coatings, water treatment, food & beverages, detergents, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and others including dyes & pigments, polymer & emulsions, pesticide formulations, starch & corrugation, agriculture, and more.
The global anti-foaming agent market is mainly driven by continuously expanding applications industries and increase in demand from emerging economies. Moreover, environmental concerns & regulatory guidelines regarding release of effluents through different industries as well as control on VOC emissions is another factor supporting the market growth. However, limited awareness regarding the product and projected reverse trends is expected to hamper the market growth. Apart from that, innovations in composition and performance of defoamers is anticipated to provide lucrative opportunities to the market.
The report segments the global anti-foaming agents market based on type, application, and region. Based on type, the market is segmented into water-based, oil-based, silicone-based, and others. By application, the market is classified into paper & pulp, oil & gas, paints & coatings, water treatment, food & beverages, detergents, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and others. Based on region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
The anti-foaming market by application is segmented into pulp & paper, oil & gas, paints & coatings, water treatment, food & beverages, detergents, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and others. Where, the oil & gas and pulp & paper are projected to be the most lucrative segments in global anti-foaming agent market. The pulp & paper application was the leading segment in 2016 and is expected to grow at significant CAGR to maintain the led in 2023. Furthermore, in 2016, oil & gas segment held approximately 11.9% share in the overall market, as anti-foaming agent is widely used in oil & gas industries to eliminate the oil foam or process foam in production, refinery, and gas processing plants. In this industry, anti-foaming agents are mainly used for gas-oil separation, drilling mud, gas dehydration, and gas scrubbing.
Asia-Pacific occupied the major market with nearly one-third of the share in 2016 and is anticipated to register a decent CAGR of around 3.9% during the forecast period. Apart from that, LAMEA and Europe are forecasted to grow at the highest CAGRs globally, owing to rapid industrialization and market scope in LAMEA as well as on-going economic recovery in Europe. The cumulative share of LAMEA and Europe was more than 40% in the global anti-foaming agent market in 2016 and are projected to grow at CAGRs of 4.8% and 4.5%, respectively from 2016 to 2023.
The key players operating in the anti-foaming agent market are Clariant AG, Dow Corning Corporation, BASF SE, Ashland Inc., Ecolab Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd., Kemira Oyj, Elementis PLC, and Wacker Chemie AG.
- This report provides an extensive analysis of the current trends and emerging estimations & dynamics of the global anti-foaming agents market.
- Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market is provided.
- Detailed analysis of the industry based on the type and application help understand the trending product type and potential applications.
- Porter’s Five Forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier‐buyer network.
- Extensive analysis of the market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring of top players within the market framework.
Anti-foaming Agents Market Key Segments:
- Water Based
- Oil Based
- Silicone Based
- Paper & Pulp
- Oil & Gas
- Paints & Coatings
- Water Treatment
- Food & Beverages
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of LAMEA