Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Defoamers Market Size to grow by USD 1.92 billion between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Defoamers Market” by Type (Water-based, Silicone-based, Mineral-oil based, Others) Application (Architectural, Industrial, Wood and furniture, Automotive, Others) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 1.92 billion, at a CAGR of over 4.84% during the forecast period. In the paints and coatings industry, the shift towards water-based formulations has gained significant momentum. With water replacing solvent-based volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the environmental impact of defoamers has been substantially reduced. Initially, only 20% of overall applications utilized waterborne defoamers. However, this figure is projected to rise as the industry transitions from solvent-based to water-based formulations during the forecast period. This trend is particularly prominent in Europe, where automobile manufacturers are obligated to comply with the European Union's 2007 VOC guidelines. Furthermore, South Korea and Japan are anticipated to witness an increase in the adoption of water-based defoamer-based paints and coatings, as automobile manufacturers focus on eco-friendly production methods.

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By Type, the Water-based segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the architectural sector, defoamers play a crucial role in the manufacturing process of paints, coatings, and adhesives by mitigating the generation of unwanted foam. The global defoamers market witnessed significant growth in the architecture application segment in 2023, driven by the burgeoning construction industry. Defoamers offer benefits such as improved filling capacity, ecolabel compliance, and reduced production times, making them indispensable for architectural applications. Furthermore, defoamers enhance the visual appeal and performance of architectural coatings at an affordable cost. The increasing demand for sustainable and high-performance coatings is expected to fuel the growth of the defoamers market in this application segment.

By Application, Architectural  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

The water-based defoamers segment is poised for growth in the defoamers market due to their ability to address application demands in construction, paints and coatings, and other waterborne systems. Regulations limiting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and air pollutants have curtailed the use of traditional defoamers. In response, the coatings industry is increasingly adopting water-based defoamers, which are either low in VOCs or VOC-free. Blended additives, comprised of esters, fatty acids, oils, and silica in a water base, are gaining prominence due to their eco-friendly properties. End-user industries are prioritizing coatings with a minimal environmental footprint and low-volume additives, making water-based defoamers an attractive solution.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The Asia Pacific (APAC) defoamers market is projected to expand at the most robust pace during the forecast period, driven primarily by China, which is the largest market in the region. The region's economic growth and the expanding applications of defoamers in various end-use industries, including paints and coatings, food and beverage, water treatment, paper pulp, and textiles, are fueling this growth. In particular, India in South Asia is expected to witness significant demand growth due to increasing investments in sectors such as construction and textiles. The production of defoamers in APAC will escalate, owing to the rapid economic expansion in major developing countries like India, China, and South Korea.

The Defoamers Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Airedale Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Baker Hughes Co.
  • Buckman Laboratories lnternational Inc.
  • Clariant International Ltd.
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Elementis Plc
  • Elkem ASA
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Henkel AG and Co. KGaA
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Kemira Oyj
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • Quaker Chemical Corp.
  • Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shin Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Supreme Silicones India Pvt Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie AG

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Research Analysis Overview

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Market Research Overview

The Defoamers Market is witnessing significant growth in various food segments, including frozen food products, canned food products, ready-to-eat meals, sauces, soups, and taste enhancers. In these applications, defoamers play a crucial role in preventing the formation of foam during processing and preservation. Food enzymes, such as amino acids, peptides, and enzymatic hydrolysis, are widely used in the processing of dairy products, meat, vegetable oil, processed fruits & vegetables, sauces, and soups. These enzymes help in optimization and modification of food products, reducing time and space consumption, and improving texture, color, flavor, and shelf life. The Carbohydrases segment, including pullulanases, mannanases, lactases, pectinases, cellulases, and amylases, is a significant contributor to the food enzymes market. The EU legislation at the EU level regulates the use of food enzymes, and food enzyme manufacturers ensure denaturation, thermal agitation, reaction rate, pH operational range, and temperature are within the specified limits. The convenience foods market, driven by hectic lifestyles and the growing middle-class population in the Asian continent and other growing economies, is expected to fuel the demand for defoamers in the food industry. Environmental concerns have led to the development of multifunctional benefits, genetically engineered enzymes, and enzyme engineering technology. The food enzymes market is projected to grow at a steady rate due to the increasing demand for processed food and urbanization.


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