Global Anti-Foaming Agents Market 2017-2021

Global Anti-Foaming Agents Market 2017-2021

About Anti-Foaming Agent

Anti-foaming agents are chemical additives that minimize and stop the formation of foam. They are mainly used in industrial process liquids to reduce the formation of foam. Foam formation leads to flaws on surface coatings and prevents efficient filling of containers. Foam formation is the major problem faced while developing coatings and printing inks by formulation processes such as water-based, solvent-free, radiation-curing, and high solids formulations. Foams cause severe defects in surface coatings, inefficiency in the processing, storage instability, and various other losses. Anti-foaming agents have high surface active properties and low viscosity.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global anti-foaming agent market to grow at a CAGR of 4.12% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global anti-foaming agent market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Anti-Foaming Agent Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Ashland
  • Dow Corning
  • Elementis
  • Evonik Industries
  • Kemira
  • Wacker Chemie
Other prominent vendors
  • ALTANA
  • Ecolab
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Company
Market driver
  • Increasing adoption of water-based formulations over solvent-based formulations.
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Market challenge
  • Stringent regulations concerning heavy and toxic chemicals.
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Market trend
  • Increasing adoption of anti-foaming agents in bioprocess market.
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Anti-Foaming Agent Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global anti-foaming agent market: Ashland, Dow Corning, Elementis, Evonik Industries, Kemira, and Wacker Chemie.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ALTANA, Ecolab, and Shin-Etsu Chemical Company.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is increasing adoption of anti-foaming agents in bioprocess market. Undesired and unwanted foam formation takes place in various biological processes during the manufacturing food and beverage, paper, drug production (synthesis of antibiotics), blood transfusions, water purification, and dyeing of fabrics. The foam formation takes place due to the presence of gases in the culture medium.”

According to the report, one driver in market is rising demand from several applications and growth strategy adopted by manufacturers. The demand for anti-foaming agents are rising, and their applications are widening. The anti-foaming agents market is likely to grow significantly in next five years. The manufacturers are more concerned toward offering products free from defect. Geographic and product expansion in the pharmaceuticals industry, textile industry, and packaged food industry is likely to boost the growth of the market. Various new vendors are entering the market. There are various strategies adopted by key vendors to remain competitively advanced. For instance, Air Products and Chemicals launched two new products for its anti-foaming segment. In June 2015, the company launched oil-based defoamer, and in October 2015, it launched new molecular defoamer and wetting agents. Similarly, Dow Corning launched siloxane-based additive in January 2016.

Further, the report states that one challenges in market is fluctuating oil and natural gas prices. The anti-foaming agents industry is highly dependent on oil and gas supply. The key raw materials such as seal oil and naphthenic and paraffinic mineral oils used in the manufacturing of these additives, especially in mineral oil-based anti-foams, are derived from petroleum. Fluctuation in the oil and gas supply is likely to impact the demand. In the current scenario, where drilling rates have reduced, it is difficult to hold back the consumption of additives. Low natural gas and crude oil prices have led to intensified competitive scenario. It is projected that by 2020, the global crude oil and natural gas supply and demand will restore the balance, leading to price normalcy. Fluctuating natural gas and crude oil prices are likely to impact the price of anti-foaming agents market.

Companies Mentioned

Ashland, Dow Corning, Elementis, Evonik Industries, Kemira, and Wacker Chemie, ALTANA, Ecolab, and Shin-Etsu Chemical Company.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global anti-foaming agents market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global anti-foaming agents market by application
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market by application 2016
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market by application 2021
    • Global anti-foaming agents market for pulp and paper applications
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market for pulp and paper applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global anti-foaming agents market for pulp and paper applications 2016-2021
    • Global anti-foaming agents market for paints and coatings applications
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market for paints and coatings applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global anti-foaming agents market for paints and coatings applications 2016-2021
    • Global anti-foaming agents market for oil and gas applications
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market for oil and gas applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global anti-foaming agents market for oil and gas applications 2016-2021
    • Global anti-foaming agents market for water treatment applications
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market for water treatment applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global anti-foaming agents market for water treatment applications 2016-2021
    • Global anti-foaming agents market for other applications
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market for other applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global anti-foaming agents market for other applications 2016- 2021
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global anti-foaming agents market by type
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market by type 2016
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market by type 2021
    • Global silicone-based anti-foaming agents market
      • Table Global silicone-based anti-foaming agents market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global silicone-based anti-foaming agents market 2016-2021
    • Global water-based anti-foaming agents market
      • Table Global water-based anti-foaming agents market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global water-based anti-foaming agents market 2016-2021
    • Global oil-based anti-foaming agents market
      • Table Global oil-based anti-foaming agents market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oil-based anti-foaming agents market 2016-2021
    • Global other anti-foaming agents market
      • Table Global other anti-foaming agents market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global other anti-foaming agents market 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global anti-foaming agents market by geography
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market by geography 2016
      • Table Global anti-foaming agents market by geography 2021
    • Anti-foaming agents market in North America
      • Table Anti-foaming agents market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Anti-foaming agents market in North America 2016-2021
    • Anti-foaming agents market in APAC
      • Table Anti-foaming agents market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Anti-foaming agents market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Anti-foaming agents market in Europe
      • Table Anti-foaming agents market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Anti-foaming agents market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Anti-foaming agents market in ROW
      • Table Anti-foaming agents market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Anti-foaming agents market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global coatings market by product type 2015 and 2020
    • Impact of drivers on key geographies
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key geographies
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing adoption of anti-foaming agents in bioprocess market
    • Growth in chemical additives industry
    • Adoption of non-aqueous slurries as anti-foams and thickeners
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key market vendors 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
    • Ashland
      • Table Ashland: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Ashland: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Dow Corning
    • Elementis
      • Table Elementis: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Elementis: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Evonik Industries
      • Table Evonik Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Evonik Industries: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Kemira
      • Table Kemira: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Kemira: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Wacker Chemie
      • Table Wacker Chemie: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Wacker Chemie: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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