Global Defoamers Market - Segmented by Type, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4515618
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 141 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Mar 31st 2019
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Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the fastest-growing market in the coming years, owing to increasing demand from key countries, such as China and India, through the forecast period. China is the major consumer of emulsion coatings owing to increase in demand from pulp & paper production.

Increase in Demand in Asia-Pacific due to Rapid Industrialization

Asia-Pacific has recently emerged as the fastest-growing industrial region in the world. The industrialization in the region is rising at a brisk pace and is estimated to contribute approximately 60% to the growth of the global market. The transition in the major economies, such as the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and various ongoing structural reforms taken by India, has led to the significant industrial growth in the region. Furthermore, Vietnam and Thailand have also gained momentum in attracting public and private investments in various industries.

The major end-user industries for defoamers, such as paints & coatings, pulp & paper, food & beverage, water & wastewater treatment, textiles, and agricultural chemicals, in the region have shown significant growth due to increased industrialization. The paints & coatings industry is benefitted by to the increase in the infrastructure and the manufacturing industries in China and India. The pulp & paper industry has shown significant growth prospects in China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and South Korea. These numerous growing end-user industries will push the demand for defoamers in the region and will be a driving factor for the market.

Antifoams is the Dominant Type

Antifoams are chemicals that are widely used for controlling foams, which otherwise cause numerous problems. The existence of foams pose a serious problem in the operation of industrial processes, transportation, and filling, and it ultimately affects the quality of finished products. Therefore, many industries widely utilize the services of antifoams. Antifoam formulations are generally available in compound, emulsion, and powder forms, for both aqueous and non-aqueous systems in the market.

Antifoams rapidly aid in reducing foams created during production, use of laundry detergents, pulp & paper, and food processing, and during textile dyeing. Additionally, these chemicals also enhance chemical manufacturing processes, such as mixing, bottle-filling, gas-scrubbing, distillation, emulsion polymerization, filtration, and fermentation. The growing demand for antifoams in paper & pulp and oil & gas applications along with the growing paints & coatings industry is expected to drive the demand for antifoams globally.

China Leads the Global Market

China is one of the largest consumers of defoamers in the Asia-Pacific region. This could be attributed to the fact that the country is the largest producer of automobiles and has the largest market share in the growth of the SUV market, with 5% sales growth in 2016. Moreover, the country has the largest construction market in the region, with the year-on-year growth rate of 5.27% in 2016. This growth will lead to an increase in the demand for paints & coatings and, in turn, will push the growth for defoamers in the country.

The country is the largest producer and exporter of textiles in the world. According to the China National Textile and Apparel Council, the Chinese textile industry is expected to grow at a healthy annual rate of 7%; the Council is also planning to boost the exports of fiber products to USD 400 billion by 2020. This healthy growth will contribute significantly to the demand for defoamers in the country.

Notable Developments in the Market
  • July 2017: Baker Hughes declared the completion of the transaction in combining GE Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes.
Major Players: Baker Hughes, BASF SE, Henkel AG, and Ashland Inc., among others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Raw Materials Analysis
3.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increase in Demand in Asia-Pacific due to Rapid Industrialization
4.1.2 Introduction of new innovative products
4.2 Constraints
4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations on VOC Containing Defoamers
4.2.2 Decline in usage in Printing Industry due to Digitalization
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Growing Demand for Eco-friendly Defoamers

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Antifoams
5.1.2 Oil Based Defoamers
5.1.3 Water Based Defoamers
5.1.4 Silicone Based Defoamers
5.1.5 Powder Defoamers
5.1.6 EO/PO Based Defoamers
5.1.7 Alkyl Polyacrylates
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Paints & Coatings
5.2.2 Petroleum
5.2.3 Pulp & Paper
5.2.4 Food & Beverages
5.2.5 Water & Waste Water Treatment
5.2.6 Textiles
5.2.7 Agricultural Chemicals
5.2.8 Mining
5.2.9 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.6 ASEAN Countries
6.1.7 Rest of APAC
6.2 Europe
6.2.1 Germany
6.2.2 UK
6.2.3 France
6.2.4 Italy
6.2.5 Russia
6.2.6 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.1 USA
6.3.2 Canada
6.3.3 Mexico
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East and Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 United Arab Emirates
6.5.4 Rest of MEA

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
8.1 Accepta
8.2 Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
8.3 Apollo Chemical Co LLC
8.4 Ashland Inc.
8.5 Baker Hughes, Inc.
8.7 Elkem Silicones (Bluestar)
8.8 Buckman Laboratories, Inc.
8.9 Burlington Chemical Co.
8.10 Clariant Ltd
8.11 Dow Corning Corp.
8.12 Elementis plc
8.13 Evonik Industries AG
8.14 GE
8.15 GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
8.16 Henkel AG & Company, KGaA
8.17 Huntsman Corp.
8.18 Kalo
8.19 Kemira Oyj
8.20 KCC Basildon
8.21 Momentive Performance Materials
8.22 Munzing Chemie GmbH
8.23 Nalco (Ecolab)
8.24 San Nopco
8.25 Om Tex Chem Priveate Ltd.
8.26 Organic Defoamer Group
8.27 PMC Group, Inc.
8.28 Shin-Etsu
8.29 Sigma-Aldrich(Merck KGaA)
8.30 Siltech
8.31 Solvay S.A.
8.32 Wacker Chemie AG
*List Not Exhaustive

9. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability on public domain
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  • Accepta
  • Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
  • Apollo Chemical Co LLC
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Baker Hughes Inc.
  • Elkem Silicones (Bluestar)
  • Buckman Laboratories Inc.
  • Burlington Chemical Co.
  • Clariant Ltd
  • Dow Corning Corp.
  • Elementis plc
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • GE
  • GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc.
  • Henkel AG & Company
  • KGaA
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Kalo
  • Kemira Oyj
  • KCC Basildon
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • Munzing Chemie GmbH
  • Nalco (Ecolab)
  • San Nopco
  • Om Tex Chem Priveate Ltd.
  • Organic Defoamer Group
  • PMC Group Inc.
  • Shin-Etsu
  • Sigma-Aldrich(Merck KGaA)
  • Siltech
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
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