The latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Defoamers Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028“. The global defoamers market size reached US$ 5.3 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 6.8 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% during 2023-2028.

A defoamer is a specialized chemical additive that mitigates and inhibits foam formation in industrial process liquids. Essentially, defoamers work by breaking down the surface tension of the foam bubbles, which facilitates their dissolution and leads to a foam-free liquid medium. These additives are crucial in a wide array of industrial applications, ranging from water treatment plants and pulp & paper manufacturing to food & beverage production and the petroleum industry. The primary role of defoamers is to improve the efficiency and speed of manufacturing processes by ensuring that foam does not interfere with mechanical actions such as mixing, pumping, and filtering. As a result, defoamers find extensive applications in diverse sectors to maintain process effectiveness, making them indispensable in the current industrial landscape. 

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Defoamers Market Trends and Drivers:

The global defoamers market is primarily driven by the growing demand from the wastewater treatment sector, where foam formation can significantly hinder the treatment process. Additionally, the escalating need for defoamers in the food and beverage industry for applications such as brewing and fermentation further fuels market growth. In line with this, technological advancements in defoamer formulations, aiming for more efficient and sustainable solutions, are positively influencing market growth. Furthermore, the rising awareness of sustainable manufacturing and the growing need for environmentally friendly products has led to the development of organic and silicone-based defoamers, which have lower ecological impacts. This focus on sustainability is expected to stimulate market growth in the coming years. 

Report Segmentation:

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Breakup by Medium of Dispersion:

  • Aqueous Systems
  • Non-Aqueous/Solvent

Breakup by Product:

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

Breakup by Application:

  • Pulp and Paper

  • Paints and Coatings
  • Agrochemicals
  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Beverages
  • Others

Market Breakup by Region:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape with Key Player:

  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
  • Ashland, BASF SE
  • Clariant AG, Dow Inc.
  • Elementis plc
  • Elkem ASA
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Basildon Chemical Company Limited (Momentive Performance Materials Inc.)
  • Kemira Oyj
  • Wacker Chemie AG

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