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    Defoamers Market Report

    Defoamers Market Report
    Report code - SR1584 Delivery - 2 Weeks
    Defoamers Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, & Industry Analysis: 2022-2028
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    Market Insights

    Defoamers Market is expected to grow from USD 3.42 billion in 2021 to USD 4.83 billion by 2028 at an impressive CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period of 2022-2028.


    What are defoamers?

    Defoamers or anti-foam agents are basically chemical additives which minimize and restrict the foam formation in industrial process liquids. These are extensively utilized in the pulp & paper industry. Defoamers are known for their ability to disperse fast on foamy surfaces and for having a low viscosity. They assist detergents in cleaning more effectively while consuming less water.

    Market Drivers

    One of the primary factors driving the growth of the defoamers market is the increased focus on quality in the process industries around the world. The growing use of defoamers in several agrochemicals including fertilizers and pesticides and the surge in demand for low VOC solvent-free defoamers that help decrease the carbon footprint produced by manufacturers and end-users, are propelling the market growth. Furthermore, a surge in the use of solvent-free defoamers due to low VOC content as a result of environmental regulations being implemented in various regions, as well as high usage in water treatment infrastructure applications is influencing the market.


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    Segments' Analysis

    By Product Type

    Based on the product type, the market is segmented as water-based defoamers, oil-based defoamers, silicone-based defoamers, and others. Silicone-based defoamers are expected to register substantial growth in the market during the forecast period, owing to their increasing utilization in the pulp & paper sector, on account of their enhanced properties such as chemical inertness, low surface tension, thermal stability, and complete insolubility in water.

    By Application Type

    Based on the application type, the market is segmented as pulp & paper, water treatment, food & beverages, paints & coatings, and others. The pulp & paper application segment is estimated to dominate the market during the forecast period. Growing demand for paper-based products in the packaging industry is driving the growth of the segment. In addition, the paints & coatings application segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, driven by the growing construction and automotive industries across the world.

    By Region

    In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is estimated to account for the major share of the defoamers market during the forecast period. The growth of the region’s market is supported by increasing product demand majorly in countries such as China and India, and the growing demand from the agrochemicals and pulp & paper sectors. Also, Europe is expected to witness significant growth in the market over the forecast period on account of the increasing usage of water treatment chemicals in the region. 


    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    Report - Features

    Market Segmentation


    Regions Covered


    Countries/Sub-Regions Covered


    No. of Figures & Tables


    Company Profiles



    The defoamers market is segmented into the following categories.

    By Product Type:

    • Water-based Defoamers
    • Oil-based Defoamers
    • Silicone-based Defoamers
    • Others

    By Application Type:

    • Pulp & Paper
    • Water Treatment
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Food & Beverages
    • Others

    By Region:

    • North America (Country Analysis: the USA, Canada, and Mexico) 
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, Spain, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Sub-Region Analysis: Latin America, the Middle East, and Others)

    Key Players

    Some of the key players in the defoamers market are-

    • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    • Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc.
    • BASF SE
    • Clariant AG
    • Dow Corning Corporation
    • Elementis plc
    • Elkem Silicones
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • KCC Basildon Chemicals
    • Wacker Chemie AG

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact book, press release, journals, investor presentation, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both the qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3 players)

    Market Segmentation

    • Current market segmentation of any one of the product types by application type.  

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry at sales@stratviewresearch.com

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The defoamers market is expected to witness an impressive growth of 4.97% CAGR during 2022-2028.

    The defoamers market size is expected to reach USD 4.83 billion in 2028.

    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc., BASF SE, Clariant AG, Dow Corning Corporation, Elementis plc, Elkem Silicones, Evonik Industries AG, KCC Basildon Chemicals, and Wacker Chemie AG are among the key players in the market.

    The pulp & paper application segment is expected to remain dominant in the market during the coming years.

    Asia-pacific is expected to account for the major share in the market during the forecast period.

    Increased focus on quality in the process industries around the world, the growing use of defoamers in several agrochemicals including fertilizers and pesticides and the surge in demand for low VOC solvent-free defoamers are the factors driving the growth of market.


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