According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Silicone Defoamer Market: (By Applications: Paper & Pulp, Water Treatment, Paint & Coatings, Food & Beverage, Others) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017 – 2025”, the global silicone defoamer market was valued at US$ 11,675 Mn in 2016 and is expected to propagate at a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025 to reach US$ 16,844.6 Mn in 2025
Silicone Defoamer market across the globe is witnessing steady growth owing to it’s increasing demand in various end-use applications in several diverse sectors. Silicone defoamers are polymers with silicone backbone. Silicone defoamers cause the foam formation to rapidly collapse. Silicone defoamers are globally being widely preferred over other types of defoamers owing to the numerous benefits offered by silicone defoamers like insolubility in most systems, ower surface tension compared to organic antifoams, lower reactivity with process ingredients and high effectivity. The ability of silicone defoamers to be used in aqueous as well as non-aqueous foaming systems increases it’s usage in various applications. The growing use of silicone defoamers in food and beverage industry to curb the problem of foam formation is one of the crucial factors responsible for the growth of the silicone defoamer market during the forecast period
Based on application type, paper & pulp, water treatment, paint & coatings, food & beverage and others segments comprise the overall commercial market for silicone defoamers. In 2016, in terms of revenue, paint & coatings emerged as the segment leader, accounting for 24.8% of the market share. This supremacy was witnessed due to the growing consumer preference for water-borne coatings over oil based paints and coatings in the recent years. Silicone defoamers are the most widely preferred type of defoamers to be used in water-borne paints and coatings owing to their very good compatibility with paints. The food & beverage industry is identified as the fastest growing segment of the silicone defoamer market during the forecast period, 2017-2025. This is mainly ascribed to the shift in the food consumption patterns of consumers and the rapid growth of the food, beverage and beer industry, particularly in North America and Europe.
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The silicone defoamers are also finding growing applications in the paper & pulp industry owing to the increasing demand for containerboard, packaging and tissue paper in the recent years. The silicone defoamer market in the paper & pulp segment is expected to witness a considerable growth during the forecast period, 2017-2025. The silicone defoamers are also anticipated to be preferred over other types of defoamers for water treatment applications during the forecast period owing to the property of silicone defoamers of not adding to the biological oxygen demand (BOD) of water.
The Silicone Defoamer industry is consolidated with the presence of a few key players and some other competitors. Supreme Silicones, Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Dow Corning Corporation, Clariant International Ltd.,Elkem Silicones, BASF SE, Ashland and Dew Specialty Chemicals Ltd. are the major players operating in this market.