Antifoaming Agent Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Antifoaming Agent Market is segmented by Type (Silicone-based, Oil-based, And Water-based Antifoaming Agents); by Application (Food And Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Paint & Coatings, Oil & Gas, And Others); and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for antifoaming agent market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Antifoaming Agent Industry Overview

Antifoaming market
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.2 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Antifoaming Agent Market Analysis

The global antifoaming agent market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period (2022–2027).

Because its final consumers are industries, Covid had little influence on antifoaming agents. Food businesses and many others were not shut down due to the pandemic's fundamental necessities. The commencement of the coronavirus outbreak, however, hampered sales hopes.

Antifoaming agents are extensively utilized during the production of paper & pulp. These products help in reducing the generation of foam quantity during paper & pulp making. Growing demand for paper & pulp, primarily in the packaging sector, will augment the antifoaming market growth in the next few years. Increasing paper-based product usage in the flexible packaging industry is driving market growth.

The factors driving the global market include extensive expansion in the application industries such as the pharmaceutical and packaged food industries and the booming potential in the agricultural sector, particularly in developing economies. Increasing awareness, regulatory guidelines, and environmental concerns are expected to drive the antifoaming market during the forecast period.

Antifoaming Agent Industry Segments

The anti-foaming agent is a chemical additive that reduces and hinders foam formation in industrial processes. The global antifoaming agents market is segmented into silicone-based, oil-based, and water-based antifoaming agents. Based on application, the market is segmented into food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, paint & coatings, oil & gas, and others. The study analyzes the antifoaming agents’ market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The report offers market size and forecasts for the antifoaming agent market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By Type
Silicone-based antifoaming agent
Oil-based antifoaming agent
Water-based antifoaming agent
By Application
Food & Beverages
Paints & Coatings
Oil & Gas
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Antifoaming Agent Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Antifoaming Agent Market according to our research experts:

Increasing demand for Anti-foaming agents in Beverage Industry

Demand for antifoaming agents is witnessed to have a rising trend owing to its properties that reduces and hinders the formation of foam in industrial process liquids as it has an affinity to the air-liquid surface and destabilizes the foam lamellas, which results in the rupture of the air bubbles and breakdown of surface foam. The anti-foaming agent is a chemical additive that reduces and hinders foam formation in the industrial processing of various liquids and beverages. Breweries mainly use it during the fermentation process to optimize efficiency. Also, it is used by other juice processing companies. Thus, the rapid expansion of the brewery and beverage industries is significantly impacting the value and volume of the antifoaming agents market in the forecasted period. Therefore, in 2021 Cambridge Commodities announced the launch of its, Librifoam, a silicone anti-foaming agent designed for use across the sports nutrition, health & wellbeing, and food & beverage industries.

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Asia-pacific To Witness The Fastest Growth In The Global Market

The Asia Pacific has witnessed the fastest growth in the global market, owing to the increasing consumption of food & beverage products in the region. China and India will primarily drive the growing demand for antifoaming agents as industries such as the beverage industry, pharmaceuticals, and others are poised to undergo an unprecedented expansion rate. Also, regional players' expansion and frequent product launch further fuel the regional market for an antifoaming agent. For Instance, in 2021, BRB International (BRB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), officially opened a new blending facility in Gebeng, Kuantan. The facility would serve three product portfolios: silicone gum blend, silicone antifoam, and silicone emulsion for the Asia Pacific and Middle East African regions.

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Antifoaming Agent Market Competitor Analysis

The global market for antifoaming agents is highly fragmented, owing to the presence of large regional and domestic players in different countries such as Levaco Chemicals, Jiangsu Jiahua Advanced Materials Technology Co. Ltd., Evonik Industries, BASF, ZILIBON CHEMICAL, PennWhite, Air Products, Sanco Industries Inc., Kemira Oyj, Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, Elementis Plc, Ashland Inc. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers.

Antifoaming Agent Market Top Players

  1. Evonik Industries AG

  2. BASF SE

  3. Ashland Global Holdings Inc.

  4. Clariant AG

  5. The Dow Chemical Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Antifoaming Agent Market Recent Developments

  • In January 2021, Evonik launched TEGO Foamex 812, a new antifoaming agent mainly developed for wood coating formulations, adding to its vast product portfolio.
  • In February 2021, BYK launched two defoamer additives called BYK-329 and BYK-092 to promote solvent-borne and solvent-free systems.
  • In November 2019, Ashland launched two defoamers for water-based industrial coating applications. These include the Drewplus L -3500 and L-3510 foam control agents.

Antifoaming Agent Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Silicone-based antifoaming agent

      2. 5.1.2 Oil-based antifoaming agent

      3. 5.1.3 Water-based antifoaming agent

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food & Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.2.3 Paints & Coatings

      4. 5.2.4 Oil & Gas

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Evonik Industries AG

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Ashland Global Holdings Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Clariant AG

      5. 6.4.5 The Dow Chemical Company

      6. 6.4.6 Wacker Chemie AG

      7. 6.4.7 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Ecolab Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Accepta

      10. 6.4.10 Synalloy chemicals

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Antifoaming Agent Market Research FAQs

The Antifoaming Agent Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Antifoaming Agent Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., Clariant AG, The Dow Chemical Company are the major companies operating in Antifoaming Agent Market.

Antifoaming Agent Industry Report

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Antifoaming Agent Market sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Antifoaming Agent Market research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Antifoaming Agent Market report PDF.

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