Defoamers Market to Expand with Significant CAGR 4.0% by 2026

Posted by amol on July 16th, 2019

The global defoamers market was valued at around US$ 7,000.0 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of more than 4.0% from 2018 to 2026, according to a new research report published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) titled ‘Defoamers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2026.’ Rise in demand for defoamers in water treatment and paints & coatings industries drives the global defoamers market. Asia Pacific accounted for a major share of the global defoamers market. In terms of demand, China accounted for a dominant share of the market in the region. The defoamers market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 5.0% during the forecast period.

Rise in Utilization of Defoamers in Paper & Pulp Industry

Defoamers play a vital role in pulp and paper mills, as they hamper the formation of foam. They are surface active agents such as esters or amides of fatty acids and PE glycols. Build-up of foam in paper mills can cause various types of issues such as difficulties in the formation of paper, creation of deposits, development of bacteria, and drainage problems. Defoamers improve drainage in kraft pulp stock and sulfite stock in pulp mills. Usage of defoamers leads to the reduction of paper breaking, thus improving the function of the paper machine. Defoamers exhibit lower steam consumption attributes, which helps save energy and costs. These properties are anticipated to drive the defoamers market.

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Increase in Demand for Defoamers from Manufacturers of Paints & Coatings

Mechanical or chemical defoamers play an important role in industrial manufacturing and processing of liquid paints and coatings. Defoamers are effectively applied with the help of brushes, rollers, or sophisticated application methods such as spray or curtain coating. Implementation of stringent environmental regulations have led to the replacement of solvent-based systems with water-based coating systems. Large amounts of special surfactants are utilized in waterborne coatings. This has led to the need for highly efficient defoamers. Excessive foam formation results in inefficiency; long grinding time; storage instability of paints and coatings formulations; and other issues such as crater formation, loss of adhesion, gloss reduction, and loss of opacity. Silicone-based, silicone-free, oil-based, or wax-based defoamers can be employed in paint & coating applications, depending on their formulations and physical properties. High usage of defoamers in the paints & coatings industry is expected to propel the defoamers market in the near future. Rise in usage of defoamers in the paints & coatings industry due to their exceptional attributes is projected to boost the demand for defoamers during the forecast period.  

Implementation of Environmental Regulations by Governments on Defoamers

Usage of additives such as defoamers in food and drugs is listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under the U.S. Government regulations. Rules established by the Food and Drug Administration are mentioned in Title 21, while Title 40 entails the concerns of the Environmental Protection Agency. These regulations are subject to change and CFR is revised at least once in the calendar year. These regulation have been implemented to curb the usage of defoamers in food and drug applications; however, the regulations differs from one country to another. Therefore, every company must comply with the regulations of a particular country to protect itself from any loss due to alteration in any such regulations. The World Health Organization is taking efforts to establish international guidelines on food additives to standardize regulations across the globe. However, most countries prefer to follow their own guidelines to protect the interest of the consumers. 


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