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Lubricant Additives Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

The lubricant additives market would be chiefly driven by the strict emission standards and increasing number of passenger cars in developing countries during the forecast period. North America and Europe have set low emission standards for automotives and the same is adopted by countries in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Implementation of such standards is a time consuming process. A lubricant is the essential element for smooth and efficient functioning of machinery. Lubricants minimize wear & tear, reduce friction and act as a coolant. The lifespan of a machine is prolonged by using appropriate lubricants. Lubricants are manufactured by blending base oils with additives. Lubricant additives impart various properties to the finished lubricants that provide supplementary protection and performance improvements to the lubricants. These additives primarily include viscosity index (VI) improvers, corrosion inhibitors (CI), pour point depressants (PPD), antioxidants, and friction modifiers. The percentage of additives used in lubricants depends upon the specific nature of their applications. For example, approximately 0.5% to 5% additives are added in lubricants for steam turbine compressors. On the other hand, about 10% to 30% additives are used in lubricants for engines. The percentage and type of lubricant additives in engine oils, gear oils, hydraulic oils and grease also varies. For example, extreme pressure additives are rarely used in engine oils. The chlorine or sulfur compounds present in extreme pressure additives can react with the by-product from fuel combustion that leads to corrosion of the engine parts and bearings.

Dispersants dominated the lubricant additives market in 2013. However, antioxidants is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The major reason for the increase in consumption of antioxidants is the high probability of damage to modern engines and turbines from oxidation in lubricants. The market share of VI improvers is anticipated to increase during the forecast period. The shift from high to low viscosity lubricants is expected to fuel the consumption of VI improvers significantly in Asia Pacific from 2014 to 2020. The other segment consists of various lubricant additives such as corrosion inhibitors, metal deactivators, and extreme pressure additives. These products together held a large share of lubricant additives market in 2013.

Stringent carbon dioxide emission regulations promote the use of low viscosity and high performance lubricants. In Europe, the projected carbon dioxide emission level is 130 gram per kilometer, which is further expected to be reduced to 95 gram per kilometer by 2021. The OEMs and lubricant additive manufacturing companies have a big role to play in reducing carbon dioxide emission from vehicles. Improved drain intervals in automotives is anticipated to restrain the lubricant additives market growth. Engine oil consumption is inversely proportional to the drain intervals; therefore, engine oil consumption is likely to decrease with an increase in drain intervals. This directly affects the consumption of lubricant additives. Research and development has an important role to play in the development of lubricants with improved performance. Lubricant additive companies and OEMs work in collaboration to develop new products and technology that will result in lower emission and better fuel economy.

The global lubricant additives market is dominated by few players. Some of the key players in the lubricant additives market include BASF SE, Infineum International Limited, Chevron Oronite Company, LLC, Evonik Industries AG, Chemtura Corporation, The Lubrizol Corporation, Afton Chemical Corporation, Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, and Tianhe Chemicals Group Limited. Only a few companies in the lubricant additives market are into multi line production of additives.

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Chapter 1 Preface 
1.1 Report Description 
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary 

Chapter 3 Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
      3.1.1 Functions of Lubricant Additives
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
      3.3.1 Stringent Emission Regulations
      3.3.2 Increasing Vehicle Count Augmenting Market
3.4 Market Restraints
      3.4.1 Longer Engine Oil Drain Interval
3.5 Market Opportunities
      3.5.1 Up-gradation in Technology for Reducing SAPS (sulphated ash, phosphorous, and sulfur)
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3.6.3 Threat of Substitutes 
      3.6.4 Threat of New Entrants
      3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis of Lubricant Additives Market, by Product Segment (2013) 

Chapter 4 Lubricant Additives Market – Product Segment Analysis
4.1 Lubricant Additives Market: Product Segment Overview
      4.1.1 Global Lubricant Additives Market, Volume Share by Product, 2013 and 2020
4.2 Viscosity Index Improver
      4.2.1 Global VI Improvers Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
4.3 Pour Point Depressants (PPD)
      4.3.1 Global PPD Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
4.4 Detergents
      4.4.1 Global Detergents Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
4.5 Dispersants
      4.5.1 Global Dispersants Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
4.6 Antioxidants
      4.6.1 Global Antioxidants Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
4.7 Other Additives
      4.7.1 Global Other Additives Market Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)

Chapter 5 Lubricant Additives Market: Regional Analysis
5.1 Global Lubricant Additives Market: Regional Analysis
      5.1.1 Global Lubricant Additives Market Volume Share, by Geography, 2013 and 2020
5.2 North America
      5.2.1 North America Lubricant Additives Market Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
      5.2.2 North America Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
5.3 Europe 
      5.3.1 Europe Lubricant Additives Market Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      5.3.2 Europe Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
5.4 Asia Pacific
      5.4.1 Asia Pacific Lubricant Additives Market Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
      5.4.2 Asia Pacific Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
5.5 Middle East
      5.5.1 Middle East Lubricant Additives Market Estimates and Forecast, By Volume, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      5.5.2 Middle East Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
5.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
      5.6.1 RoW Lubricant Additives Market Estimates and Forecast, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
      5.6.2 RoW Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)

Chapter 6 Company Profiles 
6.1 BASF SE 
      6.1.1 Company overview 
      6.1.2 Financial overview 
      6.1.3 Business strategy 
      6.1.4 Recent developments 
6.2 Chemtura Corporation 
      6.2.1 Company overview 
      6.2.2 Financial overview 
      6.2.3 Business strategy 
      6.2.4 Recent developments 
6.3 Chevron Oronite Company LLC 
      6.3.1 Company overview 
      6.3.2 Business strategy 
      6.3.3 Recent developments 
6.4 Evonik Industries AG 
      6.4.1 Company overview 
      6.4.2 Financial overview 
      6.4.3 Business strategy 
      6.4.4 Recent developments 
6.5 Infineum International Limited
      6.5.1 Company overview 
      6.5.2 Business strategy 
      6.5.3 Recent developments 
6.6 The Lubrizol Corporation
      6.6.1 Company overview 
      6.6.2 Business strategy 
      6.6.3 Recent developments 
6.7 Tianhe Chemicals Group Limited
      6.7.1 Company overview 
      6.7.2 Business strategy 
6.8 NewMarket Corporation
      6.8.1 Company overview 
      6.8.2 Financial overview 
      6.8.3 Business strategy 
      6.8.4 Recent developments 
6.9 Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH
      6.9.1 Company overview
      6.9.2 Business strategy 
      6.9.3 Recent developments 

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global Lubricant Additives Market, by Volume, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 2 Functions of Lubricant Additives 
FIG. 3 Value Chain Analysis 
FIG. 4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 
FIG. 5 Market Attractiveness Analysis of Lubricant Additives Market, by Product Segment (2013)
FIG. 6 Global Lubricant Additives Market, Volume Share by Product, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 7 Global VI Improvers Market, Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 8 Global PPD Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 9 Global Detergents Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 10 Global Dispersants Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 11 Global Antioxidants Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 12 Global Other Additives Market Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 13 Global Lubricant Additives Market Volume Share, by Geography, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 14 North America Lubricant Additives Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 15 Europe Lubricant Additives Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) 
FIG. 16 Asia Pacific Lubricant Additives Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 17 Middle East Lubricant Additives Market, By Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons)
FIG. 18 RoW Lubricant Additives Market Volume, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) 

 

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global Lubricant Additives Market Snapshot 
TABLE 2 Drivers for Global Lubricant Additives Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 3 Restraints of Global Lubricant Additives Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 4 Global Lubricant Antioxidant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) 
TABLE 5 Functions of Lubricant Additives
TABLE 6 North America Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 7 North America Antioxidants Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 8 Europe Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 9 Europe Antioxidants Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific Antioxidants Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 12 Middle East Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 13 Middle East Antioxidants Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 14 RoW Lubricant Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 15 Row Antioxidants Additives Market, by Product, 2013–2020, (Kilo Tons)

Lubricants are indispensable for the proper functioning of machinery. Lubricants are typically used to reduce friction and wear & tear between different moving parts of machines. Lubricants aid in reducing the downtime of operating machines and thereby raise the overall productivity. Lubricants provide protection against residual deposition over mechanical parts which aids in increasing the operating lifespan of mechanical parts. They are typically manufactured from base oils, while few additives are also used along with the base oils to give lubricants the desired properties. Lubricant additives are imperative for the proper functioning of lubricants and for increasing their life span. There are different kinds of additives, which are blended with the base oils to produce finished lubricants. The percentage of lubricant additives in the finished lubricants varies depending upon the end-use application. For example, the percentage of additives for steam turbines or compressors varies between 0.5% and 5%, whereas for hydraulic systems the percentage of additives is between 2% and 10%. Types of additives added to the finished lubricants are specific for specific applications. For example, extreme pressure additives are not used in steam turbine oils or compressor oils. 

Consumption of lubricant additives is increasing significantly due to frequent amendments in emission norms. The automotive industry is expected to be the major consumer of lubricant additives. Environmental regulations have limited the permissible amount of carbon dioxide emitted per kilometer. Europe has the most stringent norms followed by North America. Passenger vehicle OEMs have to adhere to the emission limits of 130 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer by 2015. The permissible limit in Europe would be reduced to 95 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer by 2021. Projected permissible limit for the U.S. is slightly higher for 2021. In Asia Pacific, Japan and South Korea have introduced stringent emission norms that aid in curbing carbon footprints. Emerging economies such as China and India are also improving their emission standards. Revising emission standards for the automotive industry is one of the key steps taken by the Government of China to reduce emission levels in the country. OEMs are also contributing in reducing the emission levels by improving engine technology. Europe and North America use better technology engines and advanced quality finished lubricant oils. The same trend is being followed in some countries of Asia Pacific and the Middle East. 

The research study analyzes the global demand for lubricant additives and provides estimates and forecasts for the market from the consumption point of view. The market for lubricant additives has been segmented based on product in order to provide a holistic view of the market. Market data for products has been provided on a regional level for the 2013−2020 period. A comprehensive competitive landscape, which includes company market share analysis, has also been provided in the study. Key product segments analyzed in the report include viscosity index (VI) improvers, pour point depressants (PPD), detergents, dispersants, antioxidants, and others. Market data has been provided for Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East, and Rest of the World (RoW). The regions included in RoW are Africa and Latin America. 

The report also includes Porter’s Five Forces model along with the value chain analysis of the market. The report analyzes market attractiveness by product type. Key players in the market for lubricant additives include BASF SE, Chevron Oronite Company, LLC., Chemtura Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, Infineum International Limited, The Lubrizol Corporation, and Tianhe Chemicals Group Limited. The report provides an overview of these companies along with their financial details, business strategies, and recent developments. 

Lubricant Additives Market: Product Segment Analysis

  • VI Improvers
  • PPD (Pour Point Depressants)
  • Detergents
  • Dispersants
  • Antioxidants
  • Other Additives (Corrosion Inhibitors, Metal Deactivators, Anti-wear Additives, etc.) 

Lubricant Additives Market: Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • RoW (Rest of the world)