Anti-gelling Additives Market: Overview
Anti-gelling additive is a type of additive used for diesel fuels and all grades of heating fuel oils. These additives reduce the pour point by as much as 25°F to keep fuel flowing to engines and boilers in cold weather. They also modify the shape and structure of wax crystals as they form in the cold oil, preventing clogging of lines and filters. Anti-gelling additives eliminate the failures of oil-fired boilers, furnaces, diesel trucks, and generator engines in cold weather. Diesel fuels contain wax. Therefore, an anti-gel additive is added to diesel. Usually, the wax is a liquid solution in the fuel. The wax causes fuel to gel, and gelled fuel (or crystals) can block engine fuel filters. The engine can gel up completely and stop working if the temperature is low.
Anti-gelling Additives Market: Trends & Development
Anti-gelling additives lower pour point and inhibit the gelling of the fuel. Anti-gelling additives also help stabilize the fuel, eliminate the need for tank heaters, and also keep all types of the fuel oil and diesel fuel flowing in cold weather. Anti-gelling additives are generally used in municipalities, hospitals, bus garages, utilities, school buses, building maintenance, heavy equipment operators, and fleet operation companies. Anti-gelling additives are compatible with the following materials of construction: mild steel, 304 stainless steel, Teflon, and Viton.
Companies are striving to increase fuel efficiency due to the rise in prices of fuel and gases. Demand for removal and cleaning of harmful deposits in engines has significantly propelled the demand for anti-gelling additives globally. Furthermore, rise in usage of anti-gelling additives enhances functioning of the fuel and helps protect the fuel system. Anti-gelling additives also help improve the functioning of power of the engine and acceleration in cold weather conditions.
Anti-gelling Additives Market: Key Segments
In terms of application, the global anti-gelling additives market can be segmented into diesel fuel tanks, heating oil fuel tanks, and paints & coatings. Diesel fuel additives is the dominant segment of the market. It is a type of multi-functional diesel additive that is specifically designed to work in harsh cold weather environments. Anti-gelling additive is used for solvent-borne coatings to prevent increased viscosity in air-drying and baking coatings, gelling in long-term storage, and skin formation in oxidative-drying systems.
Anti-gelling Additives Market: Regional Outlook
Based on region, the global anti-gelling additives market can be divided into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America is a rapidly growing region of the global anti-gelling additives market. New product launch, joint ventures, and expansions are key growth strategies adopted by major players in the market. Manufacturing companies and end-product manufacturers invest significantly in advancements and technology modifications to meet the rising demand for anti-gelling additives in end-user industries. North America is followed by Europe. Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing region o\of the anti-gelling additives market owing to the rise in demand, primarily in emerging economies such as China and India.
Anti-gelling Additives Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the global anti-gelling additives market are Pro Chem, Inc., ALTANA, Standard Oil Of Connecticut, Inc., PEAK, and Lucas Oil Products, Inc. PEAK DIESEL ANTI-GEL CONCENTRATE, a product of PEAK, is a multifunctional diesel fuel additive, highly used in bulk storage tank applications. It functions as a wax modifier to improve low temperature operability of the diesel fuel.
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