Defoamers largely find their application in the agrochemical industry of the Asia-Pacific. By the end of the forecast period of 2018-2026, the Asia-Pacific defoamers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.49%. China defoamers market dominates this region.
Rising demand for eco-friendly defoamers in the region are presenting the market with potential growth opportunities. The Asia-Pacific defoamers market is segmented on the basis of applications and products. Silicone-based defoamers are the most popular product category in the Asia-Pacific whereas pulp and paper industry leads the application segment. Water-based defoamers (aqueous dispersion of hydrophobic materials) are extensively used in the papermaking process and are found efficient for deaerating the white-water. Continuous growth in demand for printing & writing paper, tissue, shopping bags, speciality boards, food packaging, and cartons are continuously escalating the demand for pulp & paper chemicals in the country, which in turn is boosting the defoamers market in the region.
Market giants like Clariant Se, Wacker Chemie Ag, Elementis Plc, Kcc Basildon, Basf Se, Kemira Oyj, Baker Hughes Incorporated, Dow Corning Corporation, Tiny Chempro, Trans-Chemco Inc, Eastman Chemical Company, Airedale Chemical, and Henkel Kgaa have established their presence in this market.