Anti-foaming Agent Market, By Type (Water Based, Oil-Based, Silicone-Based, and Other), By Application (Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Paints & Coatings, Water Treatment, Food & Beverages, Detergents, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa)– Market Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2034

Report Code: PMI101219 | Publish Date: May 2024 | No. of Pages: 168

Global Antifoaming Agent Market By Overview

Anti-foaming Agent Market was valued at US$ 5.9 billion in 2024 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% to reach US$ 8.9 billion by 2034.

An anti-foaming agent, also called a defoamer, is a substance that reduces and prevents the formation of foam in liquids. Foaming can be a problem in many industrial processes, as it can interfere with mixing, hinder the transfer of liquids, and reduce the efficiency of equipment.

There are two main types of anti-foaming agents commonly available in the Anti-foaming Agent Market. One is defoamers which break down existing foam. They typically work by disrupting the bubble walls of the foam, causing the bubbles to collapse.

Anti-foams on the other hand prevent the formation of foam in the first place. They typically work by reducing the surface tension of the liquid, making it more difficult for bubbles to form. The demand for the anti-foaming agent market exists in a wide variety of industries, including food and beverage processing, chemical processing, pharmaceutical production, textile and paper production as well as oil and gas production.

Growth in these industrial sectors will become a direct driver for the increased demand in the anti-foaming agent market.

Anti-foaming agents typically work by one of two mechanisms. Firstly silicone-based ones work by reducing the surface tension of the liquid, which allows the foam bubbles to break more easily. Non-silicone-based anti-foaming agents on the other hand work by deactivating the foaming agents in the liquid.

Anti-foaming Agent Market Size

Disclaimer: This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in the report.

Global Antifoaming Agent Market By Dynamics

Drivers of the Anti-foaming Agent Market:      

  • Growing demand from end-use industries: The anti-foaming agent market is driven by the growth of various end-use industries, such as oil & gas, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, textiles, paints & coatings, and wastewater treatment. In these industries, anti-foaming agents are used to improve process efficiency, product quality, and safety. For example, in the oil & gas industry, anti-foaming agents are used to prevent foaming during crude oil extraction and refining. This helps to improve the efficiency of these processes and prevent costly downtimes.
  • Increasing environmental concerns: There is a growing focus on using environmentally friendly anti-foaming agents. This is driving the development of new bio-based and readily biodegradable anti-foaming agents. These agents are less harmful to the environment and can help to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations.
  • Rising demand for processed foods and beverages: The growing demand for processed foods and beverages is also driving the anti-foaming agent market. Anti-foaming agents are used in food and beverage production to prevent foaming during processing, which can improve product quality and shelf life. For example, anti-foaming agents are used in breweries to prevent excessive foaming during the fermentation process.
  • Development of new and innovative anti-foaming agents: Manufacturers are constantly developing new and innovative anti-foaming agents to meet the specific needs of different industries. These new agents offer improved performance, such as higher efficiency, better stability, and wider compatibility with different process fluids creating more channels for the Anti-foaming Agent Market.

Restrains in the Anti-foaming Agent Market:

  • Strict Regulations:  Many countries have strict regulations on the use of chemicals in food, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products. This can make it difficult for the anti-foaming agent market to make headway into newer fronts.  For example, the European Union has a positive list of approved food additives, which means that only anti-foaming agents that are on the list can be used in food products in the EU.

Key Opportunities in the Anti-foaming Agent Market:

  • Focus on Process Optimization: Industries are increasingly focused on optimizing their manufacturing processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance product quality. Anti-foaming agents play a crucial role in preventing foam formation and controlling foam levels during various manufacturing processes, thereby improving process efficiency and productivity.
  • Customized Solutions for Specific Applications: There is a demand for customized anti-foaming solutions within the Anti-foaming Agent Market tailored to specific industrial applications and requirements. Manufacturers that offer a wide range of product options and technical support to address unique foam control challenges are well-positioned to capitalize on this opportunity.

Global Antifoaming Agent Market By Segmentation

Anti-foaming Agent Market is segmented based on by Type, by Application and Region.

Type Insight

  • Water Based- The water-based segment of the anti-foaming agent market is expected to grow at the fastest rate over the next few years, due to their environmental friendliness and growing demand for sustainable products.
  • Oil-Based- This segment caters mostly to the paints and coatings, detergents, oil and gas processing and textile, and other similar industry demands
  • Silicone-Based- This is the largest segment of the Anti-foaming Agent Market which caters to a wide range of solutions in different manufacturing industries. These agents are highly pH sensitive making them extremely effective anti-foamers which allows their enhanced compatibility across different types of solutions.
  • Other- This segment includes a variety of other types of anti-foaming agents, such as fluorinated anti-foaming agents and organic solvent-based anti-foaming agents. These types of anti-foaming agents are typically used in niche applications.

Application Insights

  • Pulp & Paper- This is a significant segment of the Anti-foaming Agent Market which sees increased demand with a rise in need for disposable wipes and napkins across the globe.
  • Oil & Gas- This segment currently holds the largest market share and is expected to maintain its lead due to the ever-increasing demand for oil & gas for energy production. Anti-foam agents are crucial in preventing foam buildup during drilling, transportation, and refining processes.
  • Paints & Coatings -This segment is expected to show steady growth due to the rising demand for paints and coatings across various industries.
  • Water Treatment- This is the second largest segment of the Anti-foaming Agent Market witnessing rapid growth due to the rising demand for effective wastewater treatment and compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Food & Beverages- Anti-foaming agents are used in food and beverage production to control foam during fermentation, mixing, and processing. This segment is expected to benefit from the growing food and beverage industry, particularly with a focus on processed and packaged items.
  • Detergents- The rising demand for industrial detergents and surfactants in purification processes will lead to increased demand for this segment.
  • Pharmaceuticals- This segment is greatly influenced by the introduction of new regulations regarding pharmaceutical manufacturing standards.
  • Textiles- This segment of the Anti-foaming Agent Market is set to witness steady growth due to rising demand for the textile industry.
  • Others-Anti-foaming agents also find applications in detergents, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and other industries where foam control is necessary for efficient production processes

Regional Insights:

Anti-foaming Agent Market Regional Insights:

On region, the Anti-foaming Agent Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

  • Asia Pacific market currently holds the dominant market share of the Anti-foaming Agent Market and is expected to lead throughout the forecast period due to the massive electronics industry in this region. Manufacturing hubs like China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea are heavily reliant on anti-foaming agents for product stability
  • North America region is the second largest regional market projected to witness a significant growth rate in the forecast period due to factors like the strong presence of multiple oil and chemical manufacturing giants who require innovative anti-foaming solutions.
  • Europe has a mature Anti-foaming Agent Market with a strong focus on product quality and ergonomic design that allows easy handling and efficient foam dissipation. Stringent regulations around personnel safety further contribute to market growth.
  • Latin America region is expected to show steady growth due to developing healthcare sectors and health tech which need affordable anti-foaming solutions to ensure minimal damage to sensitive electromagnetic devices.
  • Middle East & Africa: The Anti-foaming Agent Market in this region is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years, driven by several factors such as the rapidly growing manufacturing industries, demand for electronic consumer goods, and rising investments in oil and gas processing.

Antifoaming Agent Market Report Scope:

Attribute

Details

Market Size 2024

US$ 5.9 billion

Projected Market Size 2034

US$ 8.9 billion

CAGR Growth Rate

6.5 %

Base year for estimation  

2023

Forecast period       

2024-2034

Market representation       

Revenue in USD Billion & CAGR from 2024 to 2034

Market Segmentation

By Type-   Water Based, Oil-Based, Silicone-Based, and Other

By Application- Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Paints & Coatings, Water Treatment, Food & Beverages, Detergents, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, and Others

Regional scope

North America - U.S., Canada

Europe - UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific - Japan, India, China, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America - Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa - South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Rest of Middle East & Africa

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered in the Report:

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2024 to 2034. For the purpose of this study, has segmented the Anti-foaming Agent Market report based on By Type, By Application and Region:

Anti-foaming Agent Market, By Type:

  • Water Based
  • Oil-Based
  • Silicone-Based
  • Other

Anti-foaming Agent Market, By Application:

  • Pulp & Paper,
  • Oil & Gas,
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Water Treatment,
  • Food & Beverages,
  • Detergents,
  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • Textiles
  • Others

Anti-foaming Agent Market, By Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Israel
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Global Antifoaming Agent Market By Key Players

The key players operating the Anti-foaming Agent Market includes BASF SE, Evonik Industries, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Wacker Chemie AG, DOW Corning Corporation, Ecolab Inc. (Nalco), Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd, Ashland Inc., Kemira OYJ, Elementis PLC.

Antifoaming Agent Market Key Players

Disclaimer: This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in the report.

Global Antifoaming Agent Market By Key Issues Addressed

  • In January 2021, Evonik introduced TEGO Foamex 812, an antifoaming ingredient intended especially for wood coating compositions.
  • In February 2021, BYK-329 and BYK-092, two defoamer additives, were introduced by BYK. These are designed to be used in systems that include and lack solvents.

Global Antifoaming Agent Market By Company Profile

  • BASF SE*
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Evonik Industries
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • DOW Corning Corporation
  • Ecolab Inc. (Nalco)
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Kemira OYJ
  • Elementis PLC.

"*" marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Global Antifoaming Agent Market By Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Preface
    • Research Objectives
    • Study Scope
    • Years Considered for the study
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Research Methodology
    • Research data
    • Primary Data
      • Primary Interviews
      • Primary Breakdown
      • Key data from Primary Sources
      • Key Thickness Insights
    • Secondary Data
      • Major Secondary Sources
      • Secondary Sources
    • Market Estimation
    • Top-Down Approach
      • Approach for estimating Market Share by Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
    • Bottom-Up Approach
      • Approach for estimating market share by Bottom-up Analysis (Demand Side)
    • Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    • Research Assumptions
  3. Market Preview
    • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings—Global Outlook for medical carts Strategies
      • Key Questions this Study will Answer
      • Market Snippet,   By Type
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Opportunity Map Analysis
    • Executive Summary—3 Big Predictions
  4. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restrains
      • Market Opportunities
      • Market Trends
    • DR Impact Analysish
    • PEST Analysis
    • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • Opportunity Orbit
    • Market Investment Feasibility Index
    • Macroeconomic Factor Analysis
  5. Market Segmentation, By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years, (US$ Bn)
  • Overview
    • Market Value and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Share Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Segment Trends
  • Water Based
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Oil-Based
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Silicone-Based
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years

Market Segmentation, By Application , Forecast Period up to 10 Years, (US$ Bn)

  • Overview
    • Market Value and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Share Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Segment Trends
  • Pulp & Paper
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Oil & Gas
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Paints & Coatings
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Water Treatment
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Food & Beverages
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Detergents
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Textiles
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Others
    • Buildings Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years

Global Market, By Region, Forecast Period up to 10 Years, (US$ Bn)

  • Overview
    • Market Value and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Share Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Regional Trends
  • North America
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn),   By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application , Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn),   By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application , Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
      • UK
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn),   By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application , Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • China
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn),   By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application , Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn),   By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application , Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • GCC
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East
  1. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Presence and Specificity Analysis
  2. Company Profiles 
  • BASF SE
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Evonik Industries
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Wacker Chemie AG
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • DOW Corning Corporation
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Ecolab Inc. (Nalco)
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Ashland Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Kemira OYJ
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Elementis PLC.
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies

The Last Word

  • Future Impact
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FAQs

Anti-foaming Agent Market was valued at US$ 5.9 billion in 2024 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% to reach US$ 8.9 billion by 2034

Antifoaming Agent Market is segmented based on Type, Application and Region.

The Antifoaming Agent Market is driven by factors such as the increasing demand in industries like food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and wastewater treatment, the growth of end-use industries that generate foam, advancements in antifoaming agent formulations, and the need for efficient foam control in various processes.

Regulatory constraints on certain antifoaming agents, variations in raw material prices, potential environmental concerns related to the use of specific formulations, and competition with alternative technologies, acting as potential restraints for the Antifoaming Agent Market globally.

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The dominance of a region can depend on factors such as the concentration of industries, regulatory landscapes, and the demand for antifoaming agents in different applications. It's recommended to refer to the latest market reports for the most accurate and up-to-date information on regional considerations and market dynamics.

The key players operating the Anti-foaming Agent Market includes BASF SE, Evonik Industries, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Wacker Chemie AG, DOW Corning Corporation, Ecolab Inc. (Nalco), Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd, Ashland Inc., Kemira OYJ, Elementis PLC.