Global Defoamers Market Opportunities & Challenges During the Forecast Period, 2018-2026 -

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Defoamers Market - Overview

Defoamers, or antifoaming agents, are chemical additives that reduce and hamper the formation of foam in industrial processes. Defoamers are insoluble in the foaming medium and possess surface active properties. They offer low viscosity and spread rapidly on the foamy surface. This is an essential characteristic of defoamers. Defoamers have an affinity toward air-liquid surfaces, where they threaten the formation of foam lamellas. This results in the rupture of air bubbles and breakdown of the surface foam.

Defoamers play a crucial role in pulp and paper mills, as they help prevent the formation of foam. They are surface active agents such as esters or amides of fatty acids and PE glycols. Various types of problems occur due to the build-up of foam in paper mills. These include difficulties in the formation of paper, creation of deposits, development of bacteria, and drainage problems. Defoamers improve drainage in kraft pulp stock and sulfite stock in pulp mills. Usage of defoamers reduces paper breaking, thus improving the function of paper machine. Defoamers reduce steam consumption. This helps save energy and other costs. These properties are anticipated to drive the defoamers market.

Demand for defoamers is high in water treatment and food & beverages segments. However, demand for defoamers in paints & coatings and metalworking fluids segments is expected to rise significantly during the forecast period. The paints & coatings industry has been growing at a significant pace due to rise in requirement for decorative paints. The metalworking fluids sector is estimated to remain lucrative during the next few years. Increase in use of innovative products and a rise in focus on process R&D are key factors driving the demand for specialty chemicals including certain additives and softeners.

Major multinational companies with high production capacities dominate the global defoamers market. These prominent companies have high market capitalization due to their integration across the value chain, as compared to other manufacturers of defoamers. Large players are highly integrated, which helps reduce production costs and to gain a competitive edge in the market. Key players focus on exclusive agreements, mergers & acquisitions, and joint ventures to enhance their market share and cater to diverse industries. Usage of defoamers has increased across the globe due to the presence of manufacturers of premium defoamer products and high performance of these products.

The report analyzes and forecasts the defoamers market at a global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and value (US$ Mn) from 2017 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global defoamers market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for defoamers during the forecast period. The report highlights opportunities in the defoamers market at the global and regional level.

Key Takeaways

  • Extensive analysis of market trends and shares from 2017 to 2026 at global and regional level, in terms of product and end-user industry segments
  • Detailed country analysis and forecast for key countries such as the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, Iran, and South Africa
  • Porters' Five Forces analysis highlights buyer's and supplier's bargaining power to enable the stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions
  • Market drivers, inhibitors, current & future market trends, and emerging applications
  • Extensive pricing analysis across all geographies with respect to products, end-user industries, and regions
  • Exhaustive list of potential areas, major manufacturers, and technology providers with their level of integration to identify diverse opportunities across the value chain
  • Comprehensive list of key potential clients across major end-use industries in different geographies
  • Regional and county level production output and an understanding of the demand-supply scenario
  • Competitive landscape covers key companies' profiling, market share analysis, market footprint analysis, competitive business strategies, channels, and competition matrix for key players

Key Topics Covered:

1. Preface

1.1. Report Scope and Market Segmentation

1.2. Research Highlights

2. Assumptions and Research Methodology

2.1. Report Assumptions

2.2. Secondary Sources and Acronyms Used

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Overview

5. Price Trend Analysis

6. Demand-Supply Scenario

7. Global Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast, by Product

8. Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast, by End-user Industry

9. Global Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast, by Region

10. North America Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast

11. Latin America Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast

12. Europe Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast

13. Asia Pacific Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast

14. Middle East & Africa Defoamers Market Analysis and Forecast

15. Competition Landscape

15.1. Defoamers Market Share Analysis, by Company (2017)

15.2. Competition Matrix

15.3. Product Mapping

15.4. Company Profiles

15.4.1. Wacker Chemie AG Company Description Business Overview Financial Details Strategic Overview Product Details

15.4.2. Elkem Silicones

15.4.3. DyStar Group

15.4.4. BASF SE

15.4.5. Clariant International AG

15.4.6. Synalloy Corporation

15.4.7. Evonik Industries AG

15.4.8. Accepta Ltd

15.4.9. Kemira Oyj

15.4.10. Ashland Global Holdings Inc

15.4.11. Momentive Performance Materials Inc

15.4.12. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

15.4.13. Innospec

15.4.14. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

15.4.15. Elementis plc

15.4.16. Cytec Solvay Group

15.4.17. Emerald Performance Materials

15.4.18. BRB International B.V.

15.4.19. PMC Group, Inc.

15.4.20. LEVACO Chemicals GmbH

15.4.21. Kurita Water Industries Ltd.

15.4.22. Siltech Corporation

15.4.23. San Nopco Limited

15.4.24. Magrabar, LLC

15.4.25. Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.

15.4.26. Rudolf GmbH

15.4.27. CHT Group

15.4.28. Nalco Champion (An Ecolab company)

15.4.29. Dow Corning Corporation

15.4.30. Arysta LifeScience Magyarorszg Kft.

15.4.31. Archroma Packaging & Paper Specialties

15.4.32. CIMCOOL Fluid Technology, LLC

15.4.33. Banmark Oy

15.4.34. FUCHS


15.4.36. BIM Kemi AB

15.4.37. Harcros Chemicals Inc.

15.4.38. SIXIN North America, Inc.

15.4.39. King Industries, Inc.

15.4.40. KCC Basildon

15.4.41. Enterprise Specialty Products

15.4.42. Bussetti & Co GmbH

15.4.43. Houghton International Inc.

15.4.44. Organic Defoamer Group

15.4.45. Nanjing Huaxing Defoamer Co., Ltd.

15.4.46. Elkay Chemicals Private Limited

15.4.47. K. K. Chempro India Pvt Ltd

15.4.48. Om Tex Chem Private Limited

15.4.49. Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd

15.4.50. Supreme Silicones

15.4.51. BYK

16. Primary Research - Key Insights

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For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900