In March 2017, Evonik introduced new specialty additive for safe food packaging combined with exceptional performance, including Airase® 5355, Airase® 5655, and Airase® 4655 defoamers, as well as a new wetting agent, Surfynol® 355 surfactant. All three products were developed specifically for use in food packaging applications.
Foam is mainly produced during the making of various food products and causes havoc throughout the process, which in turn, decreases the efficiency of the process. The continued growth and inclusion of industrial processes in the food industry are expected to boost the market for antifoaming agents.
The major drivers for antifoaming agent market include its extensive and varied application in several segments. This application is triggered by staggering expansion of pharmaceutical industry, packaged food industry, as well as booming potential in agricultural sector particularly in the developing economies. However, several industries are unaware of the use of antifoam products in the developing economies of the world, which creates hindrance in the market growth.
By type, the global antifoaming agent market is segmented into oil-based, silicone-based, water-based, and other antifoaming agents. As companies are continuously trying to optimize their food producing process lines, the use of antifoaming agent is expected to get amplified over the forecast period. Silicon-based antifoaming agent is anticipated to have the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This high demand of silicone can be attributed to its low surface tension, chemical inertness, thermal stability, and complete solubility in water.
Based on application, the antifoaming agents market is segmented into food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and others. Among all the segments in the food & beverage industry, antifoams have the maximum use in the brewery industry during the fermentation phase. Foaming during fermentation is an expensive phenomenon and commercial brewers regularly use fermentation vessels with considerable headspace above the beer level, to accommodate foam. The most economical solution used by manufacturers is the use of an anti-foaming agent.
In 2017, North America accounted for the highest share of 32% of the anti-foaming agents market, closely followed by Asia-Pacific, which is also anticipated to record highest growth rate during the forecast period. The growing demand for anti-foaming agents will be primarily driven by China and India as industries such as beverage industry, pharmaceuticals, and others are poised to undergo an unprecedented rate of expansion.
The market of anti-foaming agent in most of the developed countries has almost reached maturity. However, Europe based companies like Struktol are still active in development of antifoaming agents to meet a wide range of requirements and applications while having a negligible effect on the production cycle itself. The products comply with European regulations for its usage as antifoaming agent during food production and processing in compliance with valid restrictions. Henceforth, the market is expected to grow steadily even in the developed regions.
MAJOR PLAYERS: BASF, 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, HIMEDIA, AND ELKAY CHEMICALS, amongst others.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definitions
2. Research Approach and Methodology
2.2 Research Design
2.3 Study Timelines
2.4 Study Phases
2.4.1 Secondary Research
2.4.2 Discussion Guide
2.4.3 Market Engineering & Econometric Modelling
2.4.4 Expert Validation
3. Market Overview
3.1 Market Trends
3.2 Market Dynamics
3.2.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
18.104.22.168 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
22.214.171.124 Bargaining Power of Buyers
126.96.36.199 Threat of New Entrants
188.8.131.52 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
184.108.40.206 Degree of Competition
4. Market Segmentation
4.1 By Type
4.1.1 Oil-based antifoaming agent
4.1.2 Silicone-based antifoaming agent
4.1.3 Water-based antifoaming agent
4.2 By Applications
4.2.1 Food & Beverages
4.3 By Geography
4.3.1 North America
220.127.116.11 United States
18.104.22.168 United Kingdom
4.3.4 South America
22.214.171.124 South Africa
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Strategies Adopted by Key Players
5.2 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years
5.3 Market Share Analysis
6. Company Profiles
6.2 Evonik Industries
6.3 Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
6.4 Wacker Chemie AG
6.5 DOW Corning Corporation
6.6 Ecolab Inc. (Nalco)
6.7 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd.
6.8 Ashland Inc.
6.9 Kemira OYJ
6.10 Elementis PLC
6.12 Elkay Chemicals
- 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
- Elkay Chemical