Antifoaming Agent Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Water-Based, Silicon-Based, Oil-Based, Others), By End-Users (Oil And Gas, Water Treatment, Food And Beverages, Textiles, Healthcare, Paper And Pulp), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Jul 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061610276
  • Pages : 114

The antifoaming agent market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.30% to reach US$7.990 billion by 2026 from US$6.364 billion in 2019.

Antifoaming agent, widely known as defoamer is a chemical additive that helps in reducing the formation of foam. It helps in eliminating the further formation of foam. It is comprised of insoluble oils, silicon, stearates, and glycols. One of its main features is its facility to spread on foamy surfaces. Foam is a serious cause of concern in industrial processes. They do not allow efficient filling of containers and often cause imperfections on surface coatings. Hence antifoaming agents are used to prevent these problems. They are mainly classified into:

  • Oil Based Defoamers- it has an oil carrier and it also contains wax. They are widely used in knocking down surface foam.
  • Water-based defoamers- they are different types of oil-immersed into the water in order to release entrained air.
  • Silicone-based defoamers- they are polymers good at both, knocking down the surface foam and releasing entrained air.

A major reason for the growth of this market is the growing application industries and mergers, acquisitions, and product development.

The application industries such as oil and gas, food, and beverages are continuously expanding and are likely to drive the growth of the market. Moreover, many emerging economies are facing increasing demand for anti-foaming agent products. The Asia Pacific region is projected to witness the fastest growth in the antifoaming agent market. China and India are expected to constitute the major part of the growth as both the countries are witnessing in the beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

The market is fragmented into many regional as well as domestic players. It is all set to witness unprecedented growth due to mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships of various companies. Also, there are many recent developments in the antifoaming agent market, these include:

  • A new defoamer was launched by BASF in order to meet the key food contact regulations and functional packages.
  • Many new antifoaming agents were launched by Concentrol.

The properties of antifoaming agents are expected to drive the demand for this market in the forecast period.

The demand is all set to witness an upward trend owing to the property of antifoaming agents to reduce the formation of foam. It helps in destabilizing the foam's lameness which helps in the breakdown of surface foams. It is widely used by juice processing companies. This would lead to an increase in demand for antifoaming agents.

The growth in the agriculture industry is anticipated to fuel the growth of this market.

The agriculture industry is growing rapidly. The antifoaming agent is generally used in the agricultural sector to eliminate the auxiliaries that generated foam in the product, such as silicone oil, polyoxyethylene, Acrylglycerol ether, etc. With the growing agriculture industry, the antifoaming agent market is expected to flourish.

The rise in the consumption of alcohol is also projected to positively impact the sales of the antifoaming agent.

The consumption of alcohol has increased globally. According to the World Health Organization, “The world’s highest alcohol consumption levels are found in the developed world, including western and eastern Europe. High-income countries generally have the highest alcohol consumption.” Antifoaming agents are generally added by brewers in order to reduce the size of foam and maintain the quality. With the rapidly expanding alcohol industry, the antifoaming agent industry is also expected to expand.

The growth in the pharmaceutical industry and food industry is expected to positively affect this market.

There is a continuous expansion witnessed in the pharmaceutical industry and food industry. In the pharmaceutical industry, these antifoaming agents are used to relieve pressure, gastric decontamination, treat dry eyes, and lactose intolerance. Whereas in the food industry, it is used as a chemical additive to remove the unwanted foam and prevent food spoilage. Since the food and pharmaceutical industries are witnessing growth and antifoaming agents are extensively used in both industries, the antifoaming agent market is expected to witness growth.

The share of the various region in the antifoaming agent across the globe

The Asia Pacific region is projected to dominate the antifoaming agent market due to an increase in the consumption of food and beverages. The growth in the Asia Pacific region is primarily driven by India and China. North America is also projected to be one of the fastest-growing regions in the antifoaming agent market due to an increase in the demand witnessed by pharmaceutical companies. Also, rapid urbanization in the European countries and African countries is expected to contribute to the growth of the antifoaming agent market.

The growth in silicon antifoaming agents.

The silicon-based antifoaming agent market has properties such as low surface tension, thermal stability, and complete solubility in water and hence it is anticipated to have the highest growth rate.

Antifoaming Agent Market Scope:
Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$6.364 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$7.990 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 3.30% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Type, End-User, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  BASF SE, Evonik Industries, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Wacker Chemie AG,   Dow, EcoLAB, Shin-Estu Chemical Co., Ltd, Ashland
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Water-based
    • Silicon-based
    • Oil-based
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Oil & Gas
    • Water treatment
    • Food and Beverages
    • Textiles
    • Healthcare
    • Paper and pulp
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • South Kora
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the antifoaming agent market size by 2026?
A1. The antifoaming agent market is projected to reach a total market size of US$7.990 billion in 2026.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the antifoaming agent market?
A2. The global antifoaming agent market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.30% during the forecast period.

Q3. What is the size of the global antifoaming agent market?
A3. Antifoaming Agent Market was valued at US$6.364 billion in 2019. 

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the antifoaming agent market growth?
A4. The application industries such as oil and gas, food, and beverages are continuously expanding and are likely to drive the growth of the antifoaming agent market.

Q5. Which region holds the maximum market share of the antifoaming agent market?
A5. The Asia Pacific region is projected to dominate the antifoaming agent market due to an increase in the consumption of food and beverages.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.4. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Antifoaming Agent Market, by Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Water-based
5.3. Silicon-based
5.4. Oil-based
5.5. Others 

6. Antifoaming Agent Market, by End-Users
6.1. Introduction 
6.2. Oil and Gas
6.3. Water Treatment 
6.4. Food and Beverage
6.5. Textiles
6.6. Healthcare
6.7. Pulp and Paper
6.8. Others 

7. Antifoaming Agent Market, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. United Kingdom 
7.4.4. Spain 
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. UAE
7.5.3. Israel
7.5.4. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. India
7.6.3. South Korea
7.6.4. Taiwan
7.6.5. Thailand
7.6.6. Indonesia 
7.6.7. Japan
7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
8.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. BASF SE
9.2. Evonik Industries
9.3. Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
9.4. Wacker Chemie AG
9.5. Dow
9.6. EcoLab
9.7. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
9.8. Ashland


Evonik Industries

Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

Wacker Chemie AG



Shin-Estu Chemical Co., Ltd