Defoamers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Oil-based Defoamer, Emulsion Defoamer, Silicone-based Defoamer, Powder Defoamer, Polymer-based Defoamer, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Paints and Coatings, Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverages, Water and Wastewater Treatment, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Defoamers Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %
Defoamers Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The market for defoamers is expected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the market studied is the increasing paints and coatings production. However, the market is likely to be restrained by the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • The growing demand for eco-friendly defoamers is likely to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the major share of the market globally.

Scope of the Report

The defoamers market report includes:

Oil-based Defoamer
Emulsion Defoamer
Silicone-based Defoamer
Powder Defoamer
Polymer-based Defoamers
Other Types
End-user Industry
Paints and Coatings
Oil and Gas
Pulp and Paper
Food and Beverages
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Water and Wastewater Treatment Segment to Drive the Market Growth

  • The defoamers find their applications in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment technologies. The applications of defoamers benefit these processes through increased production capacity, output volume, and reduced operational cost.
  • The foam in the wastewater treatment systems can result due to biological activity, mechanical action, chemical contamination, surfactants in the influent, or some polymer treatments.
  • Thus defoamers reduce the health hazard posed by the foam formation in wastewater treatment plants.
  • The leading market for defoamers from the water and wastewater treatment industry was China, followed by the United States and Germany.
  • The demand for defoamers from the water treatment industry is expected to record a CAGR of 5% during the next 5 years. China is expected to be the major contributor to the growth.
  • The major companies providing defoamers for water and wastewater treatment industry include Suez, BASF SE, Buckman, Accepta, Dow, and Croda International PLC, among others.
Defoamers Market - (%), BY End Industry, Global, 2019

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the major market share, owing to the high demand from countries like China and India.
  • China is one of the largest consumers of defoamers in the Asia-Pacific region. This could be attributed to the fact that the country is the largest producer of automobiles, and has the largest market share in the growth of the SUV market.
  • Moreover, the country is the largest construction market in the region. This growth in the construction sector is expected to lead to an increase in the demand for paints and coatings, and in turn, is likely to push the growth for defoamers in the country.
  • The country is the largest producer and exporter of textiles in the world. The textile industry in China diminished a little in recent years but still offers significant opportunities. According to the China National Textile and Apparel Council, the Chinese textile industry is expected to grow at a healthy annual rate of 7%. The Council is also planning to boost the exports of fiber products to USD 400 billion by 2020.
  • Owing to the aforementioned reasons, Asia-Pacific is likely to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.
Defoamers Market - CAGR by Region, 2020-2025

Competitive Landscape

The market for defoamers is moderately consolidated, as the majority of the market is occupied by a few key companies. Some of the major players of the market include BASF SE, Croda International PLC, Ashland, Evonik Industries AG, and Clariant AG, among others.

Major Players

  1. Ashland

  2. Evonik Industries AG

  3. BASF SE

  4. Croda International PLC

  5. Clariant AG

Defoamers Market Concentration

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Paints and Coatings Production

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Negative Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Oil-based Defoamer

      2. 5.1.2 Emulsion Defoamer

      3. 5.1.3 Silicone-based Defoamer

      4. 5.1.4 Powder Defoamer

      5. 5.1.5 Polymer-based Defoamers

      6. 5.1.6 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Oil and Gas

      3. 5.2.3 Pulp and Paper

      4. 5.2.4 Food and Beverages

      5. 5.2.5 Water and Wastewater Treatment

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Accepta

      2. 6.4.2 Aqua Clear Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Ashland

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 BRB International

      6. 6.4.6 Buckman

      7. 6.4.7 Clariant

      8. 6.4.8 Croda International PLC

      9. 6.4.9 Dow

      10. 6.4.10 Eastman Chemical Company

      11. 6.4.11 ELEMENTIS PLC

      12. 6.4.12 Elkem Silicones

      13. 6.4.13 Evonik Industries AG

      14. 6.4.14 SAN NOPCO LIMITED

      15. 6.4.15 Solvay

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Defoamers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Defoamers Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Ashland, Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Croda International PLC, Clariant AG are the major companies operating in Defoamers Market.

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