Industry Outlook and Trend Analysis

The Defoamers Market was worth USD 2.45 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach approximately USD 3.68 billion by 2023, while registering itself at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.64% during the forecast period. In industrial applications, foams pose a major threat causing defects on the surface coatings and also prevent the efficient filling of containers. Defoamers are chemical substances that are added to industrial process of liquids in order to reduce and thwart the formation of foam. The surface active property of defoamers helps it to destabilize the foam formed. It finds applications in many industry applications putting its market in a prominent position. The market is expected to grow substantially owing to high demand of defoamers from industries in the coming forecast period.

Product Outlook and Trend Analysis

According Product Type the market of Defoamers is divided into Water-based, oil-based, silicone-based, EO-based, and PO-based. Water-Based defoamers have gained popularity in the market due to benefits such as free from organic solvent and having zero inimical effects on environment. Due to increasing awareness about environment safety these water-based defoamers will rule the market during the forecast period. On the other hand the growth rate for oil based defoamers slowed down due to emission from mineral based oils of volatile organic compounds which are hazardous air pollutants. Silicone-Based defoamers will have a significant growth during the study period due to its increasing demand owing to its good performance and other benefits.

Application Outlook and Trend Analysis

Pulp & Paper, Food & Beverages, Paints & Coatings, Water Treatment are the various applications of the Defoamers Industry. As the Pulp & Paper Industry is increasing due to increasing demand in packaging applications, the demand for Defoamers is also rising from Pulp & Paper industry. The rising demand for clean and hygienic water and awareness about environment has boosted the growth of the Water Treatment section. Due to formation of foam the paint loses its opacity, gloss and other essential properties, hence the paint and coatings industry possess a high demand for defoamers. The paint and industry market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Regional Outlook and Trend Analysis

According to the region, the Defoamers Market is segmented as North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and South America and Middle East & Africa. The Asia-Pacific Market for Defoamers holds the majority shares in the market owing to its market growth of key developing nations India & China. The markets are driven by high demand for paper in these countries. The Europe regions holds the second largest share and is expected to grow at a substantial rate during the forecast. The North America Regional market for Defoamers is predicted to grow at a moderate rate.

Competitive Insights

The leading players in the market are Wacker Chemie AG, BASF SE, Bluestar Silicones, Air Products, Clariant, Dow Corning Corp, Kemira Oyj, Ashland, Inc., Chemicals Inc. and Evonik Industries AG. The major players in the market are profiled in detail in view of qualities, for example, company portfolio, business strategies, financial overview, recent developments, and share of the overall industry.

The Defoamers Market is segmented as follows-

By Product:


By Application:

Pulp & Paper
Food & Beverages
Paints & Coatings
Water Treatment

By Region

North America



Rest of Europe


South Korea
Southeast Asia
Rest of Asia-Pacific

South America

South Africa
Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of MEA

Some of the key questions answered by the report are:

What was the market size in 2014 and forecast from 2015 to 2023?
What will be the industry market growth from 2015 to 2023?
What are the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and industry trends and their impact on the market forecast?
What are the major segments leading the market growth and why?
Which are the leading players in the market and what are the major strategies adopted by them to sustain the market competition?