Published: Nov, 2018

The Latin America defoamers market seems fragmented due to the presence of multiple players operating the regional market. According to the report, Wacker Química do Brasil Ltda., Kemira Oyj,  Bluestar Silicones, EMERALD LATIN AMERICA, Dow Corning Co., Allnex Belgium SA/NV, BASF S.A., The Dow Chemical Company, Elementis plc, Ashland Inc., and Clariant AG. Are some of the key players operating the Latin America defoamers market.

As per Transparency Market Research, the Latin America defoamers market is anticipate to reach a valuation of US0.27 bn by the end of 2023 progressing from US$0.19 bn earned in 2014. The market is projected to expand at 3.8% CAGR during the forecast period 2015 to 2023.

By demand, the paper and pulp industry hold maximum shares in the global defoamers market from last couple of years. The paper and pulp industry is further segmented into oil-based defoamers, water-based defoamers, silicone-based defoamers, powder defoamers, and alkyl polyacrylates defoamers. Moreover, defoamers used in the paper and pulp industry are capable of handling problems of surface foam and entrapped air. On regional front, Brazil is holding maximum shares in the Latin America defoamers market. Globally, in 2014, Latin America held 60% share in the global defoamers market. This is due to the rise in demand for defoamers in water treatment, paper and pulp, and food and beverages industry.  

Nontoxic to both Humans and Environment to Boost Demand for Defoamers

Globally, the demand for silicon-based defoamers are high in demand as it has low surface tension and involatility. Moreover, chemical inertness makes defoamers relatively nontoxic to both humans and the environment, which has further increased the demand in the defoamers market. They are also chemically inert and are insoluble in water and other organic systems making it more useful for various purposes. On the other hand, the uses of water-based defoamers has also grown as it is considered best deaerators, which are best at releasing entrapped air. Water-based defoamers have different types of waxes and oils dispersed in a water base, which increases its applicability in various areas. Moreover, low viscosity and easy to spread on the foamy surface are some of the other benefits of using defoamers has further augment its demand in the global market.

Strict Regulatory Policies to Deter Market Growth

Despite the growing demand for defoamers in various industries, there are certain restraining factors that might obstruct the market from growing. One of the major factors is strict regulations imposed by the government on the use of defoamers is likely to hamper the market’s growth. However, growing demand for defoamers in the paints and coatings industry to prevent the buildup of gases in the formulation is likely to drive the demand in this market. In addition, rising applications of defoamers in various industries is also expected to boost the demand for defoamers in the coming years.  

The information presented in this review is based on a TMR report, titled “Defoamers (Product Segment - Oil-based, Water-based, Silicone-based, and EO/PO-based Defoamers; Application-  Paper and Pulp, Water Treatment, Paints and Coatings, Food and Beverages, Printing, Mining, Agriculture Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals) - Latin America Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023.”

The Defoamers Market has been segmented as presented below:

Defoamers Market – Latin America Product Segment Analysis

  • Water-based Defoamers
  • Oil-based Defoamers
  • Silicone-based Defoamers
  • Others (EO/PO-based Defoamers, etc.)

Defoamers Market – Latin America Application Analysis

  • Paper and pulp
  • Water Treatment
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Food & Beverages
  • Others (Pharmaceuticals, Mining, Printing, Agricultural Chemicals, etc.) 

Defoamers Market – Latin America Country Analysis

  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America

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