Defoamers Market

Date: 2016-05

Defoamer is a specialty chemical compound which attenuates or completely destroys the foam generated during manufacturing process of various applications. In other words, they are used to rapidly destabilize the existing foam or prevent from the formation of foam. IndustryARC approximated the global defoamers market at $2.76 billion in 2014 and is estimated to exhibit a growth of 4.1% from 2015 to 2020. Due to strict environmental regulations, silicone based defoamers with zero VOC content is expected to gain popularity worldwide.
The global defoamers market has been segmented on the basis of type, application and geography. They are broadly classified into two main types: silicone defoamer and non-silicone defoamer. Silicone defoamers are further classified into silicone emulsions with a polydimethylsiloxane base and modified silicone defoamer. Non silicone defoamers are silicone free defoamer and includeoil, ester and water bases. Silicone defoamer had majority of market share in terms of volume and value.
The defoamers market is crucial for the success of various end-use industries such as paints & coatings, paper & pulp, oil & gas, food & beverage, detergents, lubricants and others. Pulp & paper is the major end user industry for defoamers followed by oil & gas. These two applications itself capture more than 50% of the market.
The market has been segmented in to three key regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). North America defoamers market is divided into three countries viz., U.S., Mexico and Canada. The U.S. dominates the market in terms of volume and revenue followed by Mexico and Canada. Europe is divided into Germany, U.K., France, Russian Federation which are the main countries having major market share in terms of volume and revenue. Europe has the highest share of defoamers in food & beverage industry. Asia Pacific dominated the global defoamers industry in terms of volume and revenue and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2015 to 2020. In APAC, China dominates the defoamer market followed by Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and others.
The prominent players profiled in the report are Dow Chemicals, Air Products & Chemicals, Bluestar Silicones, Evonik Industries, Kemira and others. Competitive landscape for each defoamer type is highlighted and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments.

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