Defoamers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,
Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2023
174 Page Report
Defoamers Market is Expected to Reach US$ 4,107.5 Mn in 2023
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Rise in demand for defoamers in pulp & paper, paints & coatings, and water treatment applications in Asia
Pacific has been driving the defoamers market. Defoamers are used to reduce and prevent formation of
foam. Foam poses difficulties to various industries such as chemicals, especially during the biochemical
process. It hampers flow of liquid and blocks transfer of oxygen from air. Therefore, defoamers such as
silicone oils are added to prevent the problem of foaming. Silicone-based defoamers are the most widely
used defoamers across the globe in various applications including pulp & paper, water treatment, paints &
coatings, food & beverages, and others. Growth in various application industries especially in Asia Pacific is
driving the global defoamers market. However, stringent regulatory policies are estimated to hamper the
market growth in the near future.
Silicone-based defoamers was the largest product segment, accounting for more than 40% share of the
global defoamers market in 2014. Silicone-based defoamers are considered heavy-duty defoamers and are
good at both cracking down surface foam and releasing entrapped air. Oil-based defoamers constituted the
second-largest share of the global defoamers market in 2014. Oil-based defoamers have an oil carrier; oil
may be mineral oil, vegetable oil, white oil, or any other oil that is insoluble in the foaming medium, except
silicone oil. Water-based defoamers are also among the major...