Strategic Analysis of the Global Lubricant Additives Market


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Regulations across the globe, encourage improved fuel efficiency, health, safety and environmental profiles, driving the market for high-performance lubricant additives used in the automotive, marine, aviation and industrial sectors. For instance, in North America and Western Europe, policies mandating emissions-related testing before the granting of vehicle licenses have spurred frequent servicing, oil changes and the use of higher grade lubricants, thereby fueling additive sale volumes.

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Strategic Analysis of the Global Lubricant Additives Market

  1. 1. Growing Car Population, Passenger Marine and Aerospace Sectors Drive Lubricant Additives Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan Research PREVIEW for the Strategic Analysis of the Global Lubricant Additives Market (NCB4-39)
  2. 2. Section Slide Numbers Executive Summary 4 Market Overview 11 Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications 23 Total Market • Drivers and Restraints 26 • Forecasts and Trends 43 • Value Chain and Competitive Analysis 69 CEO’s 360 Degree Perspective 81 Regulatory Trends 83 Deposit Control Additives Segment 89 Viscosity Control Additives Segment 106 Film Forming Additives Segment 121 Other Lubricant Additives Segment 136 The Last Word 144 Appendix 147 Contents NCB4-39
  3. 3. • Need for enhanced lubrication drive the global lubricant additives market due to fuel efficiency standards, improved vehicular and equipment operations, and compensation for drawbacks of lower grade/inconsistent, and often higher grade (group II, III, and synthetic), and bio- based oils. • Stringent regulations, particularly in North America and Western Europe, aimed at reducing the carbon footprint, toxic emissions, and effluents propel demand for lubricant additives that are free of metals, halogens, and phosphorous. • APAC and rest of world markets have regulations for emissions, yet urbanization and economic development increase both vehicles on the road and industrial hubs, where modern equipment demands quality lubricants and additives. • North American and Western European lubricant additive demand is linked to technological advances, new engine designs, and the need for high-value, high-performance additives. Suitable additive packages are needed at the levels of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for newly produced vehicles and machinery and for maintenance of older cars and equipment. • Revenue share is concentrated among four multinational suppliers that are either associates of oil majors or large specialty chemical suppliers due to the high level of barriers to entry. Key Findings Source: Frost & Sullivan NCB4-39
  4. 4. *Key: Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Source: Frost & Sullivan Impact of Mega Trends on the Lubricant Additives Market Predictable High Performance Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations Urbanization and Mobility Lubricant Additives Industry: Impact of Mega Trends, Global, 2013 NCB4-39 Predictable High Performance Need for enhanced lubricant performance is an overarching Mega Trend in the Western European and North American automotive, marine, aviation, and industrial segments. Base oils are complemented by additive packages that can enhance lubrication performance and fuel efficiency, as well as reduce toxic emissions. Additionally, growing economies and urbanization in Asia-Pacific and Latin America provide opportunities in urban corridors and industrial clusters, cities, and suburbs with more vehicles, traffic, and factories. Urbanization and Mobility Economies and GDP of countries within BRIC and ASEAN* are rapidly undergoing urbanization. More cars owned and more miles driven, more manufacturing plants installed, and more goods transported/shipped creates opportunities in the lubricant additives market. Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations Reducing consumption of expensive and non-renewable petroleum- based fuels and lubricants has resulted in a continual search for high- performance lubricants and additives. Regional, national, and global organizations and governments continue introducing new and stringent regulations across sectors in an attempt to reduce carbon footprints, emissions, and toxic effluents that impact people and the environment.
  5. 5. CEO’s Perspective 2 More expensive and safer additives contribute to revenue growth in Western Europe and North America, high volume growth of conventional additives is expected in APAC and rest of world markets. 3 The global lubricant additives market is dominated by the top four multinational suppliers with established brand image among lubricant formulators and end users in the automotive and industrial sectors 4 Establishing strong product lines of lubricant additive packages compatible with various grades of base oils and other additives are critical competitive factors for OEMs to achieve equipment/vehicle efficiency, longevity, and environmental sustainability. 5 Establishing and maintaining laboratories with different types of gasoline and diesel engines, driveline, and other mechanical equipment used to test and evaluate additive and lubricant performance are major investment decisions. 1 Demand from automotive, marine, aviation, and industrial sectors for high-performance lubricant additives is driven by regulatory trends towards improved fuel efficiency and health, safety, and environmental profiles. Source: Frost & Sullivan NCB4-39
  6. 6. Key Questions This Study Will Answer Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Which segments are poised to grow in the future? What are the key factors driving and restricting growth in this market? What are the regional trends in the market? Who are the leading market participants? What are the key competitive factors governing this market? Source: Frost & Sullivan NCB4-39
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