Global Polyolesters for Bio-based Lubricants and Lubricant Additives Market: Overview
Polyolester lubricants (POE) are lubricant oils that used in a wide range of application as they can work under varying temperatures, which range anywhere between -75 F to 600 F. The remarkable adaptability of these lubricants, high solvency and dispersibility, good oxidative stability, and low volatility are expected to make a significant contribution to the soaring revenue of the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants and lubricants additives market. Transparency Market Research states that the global market polyolesters for bio-based lubricants and lubricant additives is expected to be worth US$735.9 mn by 2023 from US$412.9 mn in 2014. During the forecast period of 2015 and 2023, the global market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.7%.
The market is also benefitting from the implementation of tougher norms pertaining to emissions. Polyolesters are bio-based lubricants, which makes them fairly clean. Thus, to overcome the concerns about hazardous impact of petroleum-based lubricants, several end users are turning their attention of polyolesters for developing bio-based lubricants and lubricant additives. The market is expected to gain significant prominence in the near future as the world continues to restore the environment by combatting global warming through stringent emission norms.
Trimethylolpropanes to Be Highly Sold Products in Global Market
The various types of products available in the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants and lubricant additives market are pentaerythritols, neopentyl glycols, trimethylolpropanes, and dipentaerythritols. Of these, trimethylolpropane-based polyolesters product segment is expected to lead the global market in the coming years. The demand for trimethylolpropane is expected to rise due to its widening application over other polyolesters. During the forecast period, this product segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.9%.
Polyolesters are extensively being used in the production of aviation oil, refrigerant oil, metalworking oil, compressor oil, automotive lubricants, industrial gears, industrial greases, and transformer oil. The report suggests that the global polyolesters market is expected to gain importance in the aviation industry in the coming years. As of 2014, the aviation oil application segment held a share of about 30% in the overall market. The progress of this segment will be supported by the increasing concerns about air pollution and tough emission norms. Thus, a shift toward cleaner lubricants and additives is expected to be an emerging trend in the global market.
Europe to Lead as Region Shows Sincere Efforts to Cut Down Emissions
Geographically, the global polyolesters market for bio-based lubricants and lubricant additives is segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Of these, Europe is leading the pack as the region has been sincere in cutting down its carbon emissions. In terms of volume, in 2014, Europe polyolesters market for bio-based lubricants and lubricant additives held a 40% share in the overall market. The high level of awareness about importance of sustainable and environment-friendly options along with stringent emission control norms are expected to keep this regional market ahead of others.
On the other hand, the North America polyolesters market for bio-based lubricants and lubricant additives is also expected to emerge as a significant one in the foreseeable future. The rise of industries such as refrigeration, aviation, and automotive are expected to bolster the growth of this regional market in the near future.
The key players operating in the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants and lubricant additives market are Ecogreen Oleochemicals, NOF CORPORATION, Croda International Plc, Emery Oleochemicals, Oleon NV, Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, A&A Fratelli Parodi Spa, Custom Synthesis, LLC, Dowpol Corporation, and Lumar Quimica.
Polyolester lubricants (POE) are oils that possess the ability to operate at a wide temperature range (-75 F to 600 F). These lubricants demonstrate various properties such as low volatility, good oxidative stability, and high solvency and dispersibility. This makes POE suitable for usage in a wide range of applications. Furthermore, the inclusion of bio-based raw materials makes these lubricants less harmful environmentally vis-à-vis the existing synthetic lubricants. The wide temperature range stability and capability of performing same over extreme conditions makes polyolester bio-based lubricants suitable for applications in automotive, aviation, and refrigeration industries. Rising demand for lubricants in these industries is likely to drive the polyolesters market for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives in the next few years. However, availability of comparatively lower-cost synthetic substitutes and high costs associated with the production of polyolesters bio-based lubricants are anticipated to hamper market growth during the forecast period. Increase in research & development activities for new polyolester bio-based lubricants and commercialization of the existing polyolester bio-based lubricants for usage in conventional industries are estimated to act as major opportunities in the near future.
This report analyzes and forecasts the polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives market at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2015 to 2023, considering 2014 as the base year. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives market. It also covers impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives during the forecast period. The report highlights opportunities in the market at the global and regional level.
The report includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein applications are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The study provides a decisive view of the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives market by segmenting it in terms of products such as neopentyl glycols based, trimethylolpropanes based, pentaerythritols based, and others (dipentaerythritols, etc.) and applications such as automotive lubricants, aviation oil, biodegradable and fire-resistant hydraulic fluids, refrigerant oil, metalworking oil, compressor oil, and others (greases, industrial gear, transformer oil, etc.). These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual products and applications in all the regions.
The report provides the estimated market size of polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives for 2015 and forecast for the next eight years. Market numbers have been estimated based on key products and applications of polyolesters. Market size and forecast for products and applications have been provided in terms of global, regional, and country level markets.
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.
Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, TPE magazine, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoover’s, oneSOURCE, Factiva and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.
We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators to validate data and analysis. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.
The report comprises profiles of major companies operating in the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives market. Key players profiled in the report include Croda International Plc, NOF CORPORATION, Oleon NV, Emery Oleochemicals, Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, A&A Fratelli Parodi Spa, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Dowpol Corporation, Custom Synthesis, LLC, and Lumar Quimica. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
The report segments the global polyolesters for bio-based lubricants & lubricant additives market as follows:
Polyolesters for Bio-based Lubricants & Lubricant Additives Market - Product Analysis
- Neopentyl Glycols
- Others (Including Dipentaerythritols (DiPEs), etc.)
Polyolesters for Bio-based Lubricants & Lubricant Additives Market - Application Analysis
- Automotive Lubricants
- Aviation Oil
- Biodegradable and Fire-resistant Hydraulic Fluids
- Refrigerant Oil
- Metalworking Oil
- Compressor Oil
- Other (Including Greases, Industrial Gear, Transformer Oil, etc.)
Polyolesters for Bio-based Lubricants & Lubricant Additives Market - Regional Analysis
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA