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The experts at Kline conduct interviews and contribute articles to key industry and business publications. Below is a selection of recent press coverage.

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Apr. 4, 2017:  South America Plods Toward Recovery
Years of stagnant economic growth and political instability in South America have led finished lubricant and base oil demand to drop. The recent ousting of left-leaning politicians for pro-market successors seems to indicate better prospects for the region, industry experts noted, although the pace of recovery will be different in each country.


Mar. 22, 2017:  Synthetics Recovering in Russia
Demand for synthetics as a portion of total Russian lube demand, including process oils, peaked in 2013 at 27 percent, according to Kline & Co. consultancy. That was still significantly behind mature markets such as Western Europe, where synthetics constitute around 40 percent of demand. However, Russia fell further behind in 2014, when penetration of synthetics dipped to 21 percent. In 2015, the portion rose slightly to 22 percent.
Mar. 15, 2017:  ExxonMobil Guarantees 20,000-mile Oil Drains
"This is certainly interesting, but I would say it is part of a trend in the industry rather than a departure," said George Morvey, industry leader for the Energy Practice of Kline & Co. consultancy. "Most OEMs now recommend longer drain intervals even on mass market cars, and a lot of them are going with oil life monitoring systems that indicate when oil needs to be changed based on operating conditions."
Mar. 10, 2017:  Relieving pain a key growth segment driver in OTC aisles
Drug Store News
Kline Group recently pointed to the renaissance of TENS technology in the OTC aisles in relieving pain as a key growth driver across all analgesics. According to IRI, sales of electrotherapy devices totaled $70.9 million for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, across total U.S. multi-outlets on growth of 24.7%. Read the full article on page 15>>
Mar. 10, 2017:  Probiotics prove profitable, emerging as one of fastest-growing healthcare markets
Drug Store News
According to a full-year 2015 market study, Kline Group placed the total market for probiotics at more than $530 million, which represents growth of 15% across the entire category. "These high growth rates have been sustained by increased consumer awareness and more chronic use as consumers see the value in taking probiotics to increase their immunity rather than just help treat episodic digestive ailments," noted Laura Mahecha, Kline Group industry manager, health care. Read the full article on page 19>>


Feb. 27, 2017:  Anti-Pollution, Biotech, Botanicals On Tap in March 2 Specialty Actives Webinar
Driven by consumers' preference towards more natural products, botanicals and biotechnology are now the fastest growing categories, finds the recently published U.S. volume from the Specialty Actives in Personal Care: Multi-regional Market Analysis and Opportunities study by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.
Feb. 14, 2017:  China Market to See Slow Decline
China's lubricant market, which grew more than any other in the world for a decade, is forecast to shrink by an average of 0.4 percent annually over the next four years, to 6.9 million tons. Kline cites an economic slowdown and government regulations as the driving forces of change in China's market.
Feb. 7, 2017:  China's Auto Sales, Production Highest Ever
Lube Report Asia
According to consultancy Kline & Co., since 2009, the Chinese government has implemented several policies to stimulate consumption. In 2015, including tax reduction and the subsidies in the auto-to-rural policy, the favorable tax policy on the procurement of low emission cars supported the automobile market against the gradually decreasing growth rate in China, the firm said in a report released last month.


Jan. 31, 2017:  Global fuel additive consumption to grow modestly
F+L Asia
Global fuel additive consumption is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9% from 2015 to 2020, according to the recently published Global Fuel Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by consulting firm Kline Group based in Parsippany, N.J., U.S.A. Global fuel additive consumption is estimated at 820 kilotonnes in 2016.
Jan. 31, 2017:  Synthetic Lube Market Share Edges Up
Lubes'n'Greases EMEA Magazine
Europe showed the highest percentage of synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants in 2015, while Africa-Middle East is expected to show the most growth in synthetics market share to 2020, according to consultancy Kline & Co.

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