Global Antifoaming Agent Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)
The global antifoaming agents market size was estimated to be USD 5.35 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.7%, during the forecast period of 2017 – 2022. 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.
Antifoam in the brewery to reduce loss, improve head retention, and optimize efficiency
Antifoams have the maximum use in the brewery industry. It is mainly used 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 way to brew more beer is to fill the fermenters to a higher level, with the use of an anti-foaming agent. Most manufacturers use it to optimize their efficiencies.
The global antifoaming agent market is segmented on the basis of type 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 CAGR 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. Antifoaming agents are segmented based on application into - pulp & paper, oil & gas, paints & coatings, water treatment, food & beverages, detergents, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and others. The global anti-foaming agent market is expected to register substantial growth over the forecast period, owing to increasing applications in the paper & pulp industry.
In 2016, North America accounted for the highest share of 32% of the anti-foaming agents market. The market of anti-foaming agent in most of the developed countries has almost reached maturity. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing demand for anti-foaming agents will be primarily driven by China and India, as industries, such as agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, and paints & coatings, are poised to undergo an unprecedented rate of expansion.
Some of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of antifoaming agents are –
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Wacker Chemie AG
DOW Corning Corporation
Ecolab Inc. (Nalco)
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd.
These companies are mainly focused on capacity expansion, owing to the increasing demand for antifoaming agents as a process ingredient for various industries.
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