Global Food Anti-Foaming Agent Market 2025: Future Growth, Business Prospects, Top Key Players Updates, Application, Type, Insights and Trends

A defoamer or an food anti-foaming agent is a chemical additive that reduces and hinders the formation of foam in industrial process liquids. The terms anti-foam agent and defoamer are often used interchangeably. Commonly used agents are insoluble oils, polydimethylsiloxanes and other silicones, certain alcohols, stearates and glycols. The additive is used to prevent formation of foam or is added to break a foam already formed.In industrial processes, foams pose serious problems.

Food Anti-Foaming Agent Market, By Type (Water Based, Silicone Based, Oil Based and Others) and By Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy & Frozen, Oil & Fats, Beverages and Others)-Insights and Trends 

Food anti-foaming agent or defoamer is a chemical additive. It is used as an ingredient in food or in industrial process, which reduces and prevents the formation of foams or effervescence. The report for global food anti foaming agents market aims to identify emerging trends and opportunities in the global market with detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects. 

Market Scenario:
Foam is an unwanted by-product produced during food production and processing; anti-foaming agents are used to increase the efficiency of the process and overcome the food spoilage. The industrial application of anti-foaming agents are continuously expanding. With the increase in demand for bakery & confectionery, dairy & frozen and other food product, the demand for anti-foaming agent is driving the global market. It is also widely used in the brewery industries during the fermentation process, which aids the manufactures to optimize their efficiencies. These chemical additives have low VOC emission.   

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Also, environmental concerns & regulatory guidelines is another factor that supports the growth of the market. However, various industries are unaware regarding the use and benefits of anti foam agents, which acts as a restraint in the global market. Moreover, the anti-foaming agents market is anticipated to grow in coming years with the expansion of the beverage industries, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural sector.   

Regional Analysis:
On the basis of geographical region covered, the global helicopter market in analyzed across four regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, Middle East and Africa (LAMEA). 

North America is one of the dominant region in the global food antifoam agent market owing to its rise in consumption of food & beverage products in the region. 
Europe is expected to grow steadily as the usage of anti-foaming agents in food processing and production is restricted in the various developed regions as per the European regulations. 

During the forecast period, Asia-Pacific region is estimated to be a one of the fastest growing regions in food anti-foaming market. The growing demand for anti-foaming agent in the beverage industries and pharmaceuticals is anticipated to have a huge market potential primarily driven by Indian and Chinese industries. Further, due to the rapid industrialization in Middle East and African countries, LAMEA region is also expected to grow in the forecast period. 

Key Players:
There are multiple antifoam manufacturers present in the global market some of the key players includes BASF SE (Germany), Ashland LLC (U.S.), Dow Corning Corporation (U.S.), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (U.S.), HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (India), Ecolab Inc. (U.S.), Wacker Chemie AG (Germany), Kemira OYJ (Finland), Evonik Industries AG (Germany) and Elementis Plc. (U.K). 

On March, 2017, Evonik Industries introduced new additive for safe food packaging.
On April 9, 2018, BASF and ILJIN launch world’s first steel plastic hybrid suspension arm. 

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The Global Food Anti foaming Agent Market Segmentation are:

By Type

Water Based

Silicone Based

Oil Based


Among all of the above silicone-based anti-foaming agent is widely used.

By Application

Bakery & Confectionery

Dairy & Frozen

Oil & Fats



Among all of the above the beverages industry dominates the market globally.

By Region
North America




Rest of North America








Rest of Europe






South Korea


Rest of Asia-Pacific


Latin America

Middle East


Market Players:

BASF SE (Germany)

Ashland LLC (U.S.)

Dow Corning Corporation (U.S.)

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (U.S.)

HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Ecolab Inc. (U.S.)

Wacker Chemie AG (Germany)

Kemira OYJ (Finland)

Evonik Industries AG (Germany)

Elementis Plc. (U.K) 

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