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Global Anti-Foaming Agent Market Outlook 2016: Paper & Pulp, Oil & Gas, Paints & Coatings

Global Market Research Report on Anti-Foaming Agent Market 2016 is a professional and in-depth complete study on the current state of the Anti-Foaming Agent worldwide.


Deerfield Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2016 -- Anti-foaming agents are chemical additives, that eliminates or reduces unwanted foam development during industrial processes. The terms defoamer or Anti-foaming agents are often used interchangeably in this field. Foams are the substances formed by trapping air/gas pockets in a liquid or solid. It causes severe problems such as inefficiency in the process, defects in surface coatings, storage instability, and several other losses. Anti-foaming agents are having low viscosity and high surface active properties. It has tendency to spread rapidly on foam surfaces where it destabilizes foaming layers causing rupture of air bubbles and breaking of foam. Commonly used agents during removal of foams are insoluble oil, silicones, alcohols, stearates and glycol. Currently there are numerous applications of these agents in detergents, food industry, paper & pulp industry, water treatment plants, bio-chemicals industries, etc.

The world anti-foaming market is currently in its advanced stage. Currently, the antifoaming agent market is segmented based on types, namely, water-based, oil-based, and silicone based. Recently, in 2015 silicone based market occupied the largest share and is supposed to occupy second largest share during forecast period.

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This high demand of silicone is because of its low surface tension, chemical inertness, thermal stability, and complete solubility in water. The global anti-foaming agent market is expected to register substantial growth in the near future due to increased applications in paper & pulp industry. Other factors that drive the market are growing demand for anti-foaming agents in water treatment plants, paints & coatings industry, and bio-chemicals industry.

The report segments the anti-foaming agents market on the basis of type, application, and geography. On the basis of types, the market is segmented into water based, oil based, silicone based and others. On the basis of application, the market is classified into paper & pulp, oil & gas, paints & coatings, water treatment, food & beverages, detergents, pharmaceuticals, textiles and others. Geographic breakdown and deep analysis of each of the aforesaid segments is included for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

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Recent advancements in this market is product launches done by major companies such as new oil based defoamer launched by Air Products & Chemicals in June, 2015 as well as new molecular defoamer and wetting agent launched by same company in October, 2015, Dow Corning Corporation launched new siloxane-based additive for controlling foam in January, 2016, BASF too launched deaerator for 100% solid coatings in April, 2016.

Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major market players such as Air Products and Chemicals Inc., DOW Corning Corporation, BASF, Ashland Inc., Ecolab Inc. (Nalco), Evonik Industries, Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd., Kemira OYJ, Elementis PLC, and Wacker Chemie AG is also provided in this report.