India Silicone Defoamer Market: Snapshot
The easy availability of silicone defoamer in a wide range of viscosities and its ability to work at higher temperatures and pH has been driving the market for silicone defoamers in India substantially. Its insolubility in foaming medium and superior surface active properties compared to organic defoamers are another significant factors that are fueling its demand in this country. In addition, the growing popularity of silicone defoamer, supported by its chemically inert nature and flexibility to work in dramatic climate changes, is likely to propel this market over the next few years.
The India market for silicone defoamer was worth US$197.4 mn in 2015. Rising at a steady CAGR of 4.90% between 2016 and 2024, the market’s opportunity is likely to reach US$299.4 mn by the end of 2024. In terms of volume, the market is expected to touch 64,605.2 tons over the same time period.
Demand for Silicone Defoamer to Remain High in Water Treatment Processes
The water treatment, paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals, metalworking fluids, and the food and beverages industries are the main application areas of silicone defoamers. Apart from this, it is also widely utilized in the pulp and paper, textile, oil and gas, and the detergents industries. The demand for silicone defoamer is higher in the water treatment industry compared to other application segments and the scenario is anticipated to remain same over the next few years.
With the growing scarcity of fresh drinking water and the rising concern over water, the demand for silicone defoamer for wastewater, boiler water, or effluent treatment is increasing substantially. However, silicone defoamer, if added in high dose and if not disposed of properly, may affect water table quality, leading to severe hindrance in the market’s growth trajectory.
Increasing Number of New Residential Projects to Boost Demand for Silicone Defoamer in Paints and Coatings
The metalworking fluids, pharmaceuticals, paints and coatings, and the food and beverages industry are also anticipated to witness an increasing demand for silicone defoamer in the next few years. The demand for silicone defoamer in the paints and coatings industry is expected to be driven by the increasing population density across urban regions, surge in new residential projects, and the growth of the automotive sector in this country. In the metalworking fluids segment, the demand for this defoamer is projected to be driven by the increasing need to reduce foam accumulation in metal working operations.
The pharmaceutical industry experiences a significant demand for silicone defoamer due to critical parameters, which manufacturer came across during production of varied drugs and fermentation process. On account of its superior properties, silicone defoamer, are widely used in antacid production, bottle filling operations, fermentation, and antibiotics production. However, the demand for it in the pharmaceutical industry expected to slow down in the near future due to stringent regulations on non-biodegradable products and the increasing focus on eco-friendly products.
With a very few number of local participants, the India market for silicone defoamer is majorly led by international players. Wacker Chemie AG, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., BASF SE, Bluestar Silicones International, Clariant International AG, Dow Corning Corp., Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Elkay Chemicals Private Ltd., Chempro India Pvt. Ltd., Om Tex Chem Private Ltd., Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., and Supreme Silicones are some of the prominent vendors of silicone defoamer in India.
Global Silicone Defoamer Market: Overview
Silicone defoamer is a chemical additive used in various end-use industries such as pharmaceutical, metalworking fluids for removal of foam. Silicone defoamer is additives that reduce and hamper formation of foam in industrial processes. Silicone defoamers are generally insoluble in the foaming medium and possess surface active properties. It offer low viscosity and spread rapidly on the foamy surface. Thus, silicone defoamer if employed during any industrial operation provides excellent resistance to alkali attack as it is chemically inert. It also reduces maintenance cost and enhances the durability of the products.
The report estimates and forecasts the India’s silicone defoamer market on the application basis. The study provides forecast between 2016 and 2024 based on volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) with 2015 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for the product segment. It provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. It further includes drivers and restraints for the silicone defoamer market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.
It also provides key market indicators affecting the growth of the market. The report analyzes opportunities in the silicone defoamer market on the India and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report analyzes average price trend analysis of silicone defoamer.
Global Silicone Defoamer Market: Research Methodology
The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to determine the degree of competition in the silicone defoamer market. The report comprises a qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein application has been analyzed based on attractiveness. Growth rate, market size, raw material availability, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. The report comprises price trend analysis for silicone defoamer between 2016 and 2024.
The study provides a comprehensive view of the silicone defoamer market by dividing it into application. The silicone defoamer market has been segmented into water treatment, paints and coatings, pharmaceutical, metalworking fluids, food & beverages and others. Application segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) between 2016 and 2024.
Global Silicone Defoamer Market: Competitive Analysis
The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the India market. Key players profiled in the report include BASF SE, Wacker Chemi AG, Evonik Industries AG, Clariant International AG, and Resil Chemicals Pvt Ltd. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview (wherever applicable).
Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.
In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.
The India silicone defoamer market has been segmented as follows:
By Application Type
- Water Treatment
- Paints and Coatings
- Metalworking Fluids
- Food and Beverages
- Others (pulp & paper, textile, oil & gas, detergents etc.)