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Defoamers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 - 2018



Defoamers are used where the presence of foam in industrial process liquids is undesirable. These chemical additives are also referred to as anti-foam agents. The report on the global defoamers market offers definitive insights into the trendlines, growth drivers, threats, and opportunities that will have a direct bearing on stakeholders’ operations. The report further goes on to provide forecasts in the form of market value and compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for the defoamers market over the forecast period 2012 through 2018. All recent technologies that will influence the future growth map of the global defoamers market have been profiled in this report. 

The defoamers market research utilizes Porter’s five forces model analysis as well as exhaustive profiles of leading market participants. Moreover, all important macro and micro factors steering the trajectory of the global defoamers market are discussed and analyzed in the report. A dissection of the market value chain helps companies tap hitherto unexploited opportunities in the market.

Overview of the Global Defoamers Market

The global defoamers market, which is currently in a phase of somewhat sluggish growth, sees the bulk of demand coming from industries such as pulp and paper, paints and coatings, and petroleum. However, the defoamers market continues to feel the repercussions from the closure of numerous paper mills worldwide. As is the case with several conventionally-used chemical additives, defoamers have also come under the scanner for some of their reported environmental impacts. All of these factors will stop the market from achieving a high growth rate – it is expected that the global defoamers market will achieve a low to medium single-digit CAGR over the forecast period.

In countries such as India and China, where industrialization is happening at a frantic pace, and the regulations remain comparatively open, the defoamer market will see slow yet relatively unobstructed growth. With this, the Asia Pacific defoamer market will witness rapid growth, the report forecasts.

External factors that have stimulated growth in the global defoamers market are: Stringent government regulations banning/restricting VOC use and a palpable rise in the inclination toward ecofriendly products, wherein the use of dioxin free defoamers is high). Defoamers are of three types: Water-, oil-, and silicon-based. Because defoamers are efficacious in controlling both surface foam and foam that’s entrained in air, they find applications across a myriad of industries. 

The report forecasts that the demand for defoamers will be the highest from the pulp and paper sector through 2018, whereas the use of defoamers in the petroleum industry will see progressive growth over the remainder of the decade. The formulation of green defoamers will give the defoamers market a fillip, as will innovative and novel products.

Companies Mentioned in the Global Defoamers Market Report 

The report’s Company Profile section carries detailed analyses of leading participants in the global defoamer market. Companies that have been featured in this section include: BASF, Nalco Co, Dow Chemical Co, Crusader Chemicals, and Cognis Group.

Geographies analyzed under this research report include 
  • North America 
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Europe
  • Rest of the World  
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 
Key highlights of this report
  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

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