Le Lézard
Classified in: Oil industry, Transportation
Subject: SVY

New Specifications are Driving Increased Activity within the Lubricant Additives Market, Sees Kline



PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy conservation, GHG regulations, and modernization of vehicle fleets and heavy equipment drive the lubricants market towards higher performance oils which in turn leads to an increase in additive consumption, particularly for dispersants, antioxidants, and viscosity modifiers, according to the recently published Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.

Kline & Company Logo (PRNewsFoto/Kline & Company)

Lubricant additives are used to enhance the performance of base oil. They are used to improve wear, thickening, oxidative stability, cleanliness, and dispersancy of the fully-formulated fluid, among others. Additive consumption depends on several factors, such as specification upgrades and drain intervals.

According to David Tsui, a Project Manager in Kline's Energy Practice, "New specifications are driving formulation changes and additive selection. Furthermore, regulations are driving those specifications towards lower viscosities and stricter chemical limits. Regulations targeting fuel economy and emissions are greatly impacting viscosity and the chemical composition of lubricant additives being used."

"Specification upgrades are mandating increased antioxidant and dispersant usage. However, detergent and anti-wear use are being restricted by OEMs to protect emission systems. Such mandates will also favor the growth of anti-oxidants, ash-less anti-wear, and dispersants," Tsui adds.

The total global lubricant additive consumption is over 4,400 kilotonnes in 2016. Asia-Pacific is the largest lubricant additive-consuming region in the world due to its considerable commercial and industrial segment.

Lubricant additives are categorized into key segments: automotive, industrial engine oil, general industrial oil, metalworking fluids, grease, and process oils.

The global ecomony's slow recovery has hindered growth in the industrial and marine segments. Meanwhile, the growing vehicle parc and modernization of existing fleets are driving growth in the automotive segment.

As a result, automotive lubricants is the largest segment, accounting for more than two-thirds of the total lubricant additives market. Passenger car motor oil is now eclipsing heavy duty motor oil volumes.

Within metalworking fluid additives, the second largest segment of the market, the consumption of additives for removal, forming, protecting, and treating fluids is included. This segment is driven by removal fluids, which account for more than half of the category's demand. The category is being increasingly regulated, with certain segments being adversely affected.

Globally, lubricant additives consumption is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 0.7% from 2016 to 2021.

Insights from the Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report will be discussed in an upcoming webinar that will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM EST. Please click here to register.

About Kline
Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a clear path to success. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the agrochemicals, chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for over 50 years. For more information, visit www.KlineGroup.com.

For more information contact:
Eric Pimenta
Marketing Communications
(973) 435-3435
Eric.Pimenta@klinegroup.com

SOURCE Kline


These press releases may also interest you

20 oct 2017
QUÉBEC, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Oil & Gas Association applauds the government's decision to extend the comments period for the new regulations. These regulations, the first modern ones in Quebec governing oil and gas, are...

20 oct 2017
/THIS NEWS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./ VANCOUVER, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - San Angelo Oil Limited ("San...

20 oct 2017
ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerSecure, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for additional support to repair the power grid in Puerto Rico....

20 oct 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has scheduled a quarterly earnings conference call with financial analysts at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 26. The call will be broadcast live over the internet at...

20 oct 2017
EDMONTON, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - ZCL Composites Inc. (TSX:ZCL) has scheduled an investor conference call for 9:00 am MT (11:00 am ET) on Friday, November 3, 2017 to discuss its financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30,...

20 oct 2017
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AkzoNobel introduced today the next evolutionary advancement in print technology at METALCON 2017 with the release of CERAM-A-STAR Expressions, an innovative textured finish that engages the senses with the...




News published on 4 october 2017 at 11:19 and distributed by: