This report by Technavio provides an in-depth analysis of the global anti-foaming agent
market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends.
The cosmetics and personal care industry is the major consumer of surfactants, anti-foaming agents
and other chemicals with properties similar to polydimethylsiloxane.
Adhesion Promoters, Anti-Foaming Agents
& Deaerators, Catalysts, Dispersing Agents/Surfactants, Ink Additives, Silicone Resins, Water Repellents--Silicone, Corrosion Inhibitors
Silicone based fluids are also used in the form of anti-foaming agents
due to their low surface tension in Industrial applications such as distillations or fermentation where excessive amounts of foam can be problematic.
Additives offered: Adhesion promoters, anti-blocking, antiblocking agents, anti-floating agents, anti-flooding agents, anti-foaming - silicone, anti-foaming agents
, anti-marring agents, anti-scratch resistance, dispersing agents, dispersing agents/grind aids, flatting agents, mar/scratch resistant, matting/flatting agents, release aids, scrub resistant agents, slip aids, special effect additives, hammer-finish effects, texturizers, water repellents, wetting agents.
Birko also provides anti-foaming agents
and chemical dispensing equipment.
Then there are "anti-foaming agents
" like dimethylpolysiloxene, added to the cooking oil to keep the starches from binding to air molecules, so as to produce foam during the fry.
Washing PET flake is normally water-intensive, requiring scalding water, caustic soda, detergents, and anti-foaming agents
. The wasting solution then must be neutralized and filtered before it can be discharged into sewers.
If bloat is a severe problem, anti-foaming agents
can be administered daily.
Although not an essential dietary component, silicon naturally occurs in foods as silicon dioxide (silica) and silicates, and is added as anti-caking and anti-foaming agents
as silica, silicates and dimethylpolysiloxane; silicate-containing antacids are also widely used.
Any foaming can be combated with anti-foaming agents
, but draining and rinsing the fountain is the best approach.
By contrast, antioxidants, anti-foaming agents
and other additives used by the alcoholic beverage market will lag, as health concerns and social pressures restrain alcohol consumption.