Defoamers are chemical additives used in small quantities to reduce the formation of foam in various industrial processes. The characteristic property of a defoamer is low viscosity. It does not dissolve in a foaming medium.
The availability of silicone defoamer in a wide range of viscosities and its high thermal stability drives the market.
The need for fresh drinking water is propelling the demand for silicone defoamer to be used in wastewater treatment or effluent treatment.
Pulp & paper is estimated to be the highest revenue-generating segment of the market. A positive outlook in water treatment coupled with prospective growth in the paintings & coatings industry is expected to boost the defoamers market size.