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Dry Film Lubricants: Introduction

  • Dry film lubricants reduce friction between two sliding surfaces, while functioning at high operating pressure and temperature without the need for oils and greases. These lubricants offer long-lasting lubrication, protection from corrosion, and resistance to wear and tear.
  •  Dry film lubricants can operate at temperatures of up to 350°C in oxidizing environments and up to 1100°C in non-oxidizing environments. These lubricants are made from materials such as Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), boron nitride, graphite, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), and tungsten disulfide. Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is the common material used for making dry film lubricants.

Key Drivers and Restraints of Dry Film Lubricants Market

  • Dry film lubricants are extensively employed in automobile and manufacturing industries
  •  Major manufacturers have started setting up production bases in India, led by initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ by the Government of India. This has resulted in rapid industrialization, thereby boosting the demand for dry film lubricants in various heavy industries and the automobile sector. However, regulations imposed on perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctane sulfonate, which are used in emulsion polymerization of polytetrafluoroethylene, are estimated to hamper the PTFE based dry film lubricants market in the near future.

Dry Film Lubricants Market: Segments

  • The dry film lubricants market can be segmented based on material and end-use industry
  • Based on material, the global dry film lubricants market can be divided into polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), tungsten disulfide, boron nitride, and graphite. Molybdenum disulfide can offer a low coefficient of friction of up to 0.05. It is thermally stable up to 404°C in an oxidizing environment. Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is ideal for high-pressure applications such as hydraulics, gears, fasteners, acme screws, threaded joints, and anchor bolts. Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is often used in different automobile systems such as constant-velocity joint, steering linkage, wheel bearing, pedal shafts, ball joints, and control arms.
  • In terms of end-use industry, the global dry film lubricants market can be segregated into automobile, transportation, heavy industries, marine, defense, and others. Graphite-based dry film lubricants are used in ball bearings, railway track joints, brass instrument valves, gearboxes, transmission components, etc.

COVID-19 Impact on Dry Film Lubricants Market

  • Emergence of the new COVID strain in many developed and developing countries has adversely affected the health care infrastructure. Hospital staff, medicines, oxygen beds, and ventilators are in short supply. Supply chains are facing disruptions, leading to disturbances in production activities in many countries. This is hampering the global dry film lubricants market.
  • On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Originating in China, the virus has spread to at least 213 countries and territories around the world.

Asia Pacific to Dominate Dry Film Lubricants Market

  • In terms of geography, the global dry film lubricants market can be classified into North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
  • Demand for dry film lubricants is likely to increase significantly in Asia Pacific during the forecast period, owing to the rise in demand for these lubricants in automobile and manufacturing industries in the region. India and China manufacture approximately 50% of cars in the world. As a result, these countries consume approximately 35% to 40% of dry film lubricants used for automobiles globally. Major automobile manufacturers such as Kia, Daimler, Audi, Jeep, and Volvo have established manufacturing bases or are planning to start new facilities in Asia Pacific. The region is expected to offer substantial opportunities to the dry film lubricants market due to the rapid growth in industrialization.
  • North America is yet another potentially lucrative region, fueled by several government initiatives to support research on the dry film lubricants market. A number of start-up companies in the region have made a foray into the dry film lubricants market.
  • The dry film lubricants market in Middle East & Africa is estimated to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period

Key Manufacturers Operating in Global Dry Film Lubricants Market

  • The global dry film lubricants market was consolidated in 2021. Major players have prominent presence in developed and developing countries. Key manufacturers operating in the global dry film lubricants market  include:
    • Whitmore Manufacturing Company
    • BECHEM Lubrication Technology
    • OKS Specialty Lubricants LLC
    • ASV Multichemie Pvt., Ltd
    • GMM Coatings Pvt., Ltd.
    • Endura Coatings
    • Harves Co., Ltd.
    • Vitracoat America Inc.
    • Whitford Corporation
    • DOW Corning
    • The Chemours Company
    • Poeton Industries Limited

Global Dry Film Lubricants Market: Research Scope

Global Dry Film Lubricants Market, by Material

  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Molybdenum Disulfide (Mos2)
  • Tungsten Disulfide
  • Boron Nitride
  •  Graphite

Global Dry Film Lubricants Market, by End-use Industry

  • Automobile
  • Transportation
  • Heavy Industries
  • Marine
  • Defense
  •  Others

Global Dry Film Lubricants Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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