silicon defoamer market

Global Silicon Defoamer Market Growth to be Driven by rising demand from water treatment plants

Defoamers are chemical additives that reduces foam formation in industrial process liquid. A silicon defoamer is a polymer with silicone backbone/s. Defoamers have three base function, which is defoaming, deaeration and anti-foam. there are two types of defoamer silicone base and non-silicone base. Silicone base defoamer can give better surface tension as compared to non-silicone base.

The major factor driving the growth of the global silicon defoamer market is wide applicability of silicon defoamer from various end use industries such as water treatment plant, food and beverage, paint and coating, etc. In addition, rising preference for waterborne coating among automobile industry to increase production and improve product quality is another factor expected to drive market growth. It is also used in pulp and paper mill industry to improve drainage and washing systems which is expected to support growth of the global silicon defoamer market.

However, high cost associated with production of silicon defoamer is a major factor hampering growth of the global market. In addition, stringent government regulations related to chemical composition of product is expected to challenge growth of the global silicon defoamer market over next few years.

The global silicon defoamer market is segmented on the basis of application and region. On the basis of region, the global silicon defoamer market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

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The market in Asia Pacific is expected to register highest revenue CAGR over the forecast period. This can be attributed to rising demand from end use industries such as leather and pulp and paper. Additionally, rising demand from water treatment plant and agrochemical sector in emerging economies in this region. The market in North America is expected to account for highest share in terms of revenue, owing to increasing demand from food processing and oil and gas industry, and presence of prominent players operating in the global market. Europe market is projected to account for second-largest revenue share in the global market.

Key players in the global silicon defoamer market include 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 AS, BASF SE, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., and Dew Specialty Chemicals Ltd.

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