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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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Jan. 18, 2018:  Industrial Lube Demand to Dip
Lube Report Asia
Asia-Pacific's demand for general industrial lubricants and grease is expected to shrink roughly 0.1 percent through 2021, with declines in China and Japan offsetting increases in other countries, Kline & Co. said in an interview. The region dominates the global market, accounting for 2.6 million tons, or 41 percent of global demand in 2017.
Jan. 5, 2018:  Changing Trade Winds for Base Oil
In fact, every category of mineral oil base stocks, from API Group I cuts and naphthenics to Group III+, is capable of being produced in volumes that outstrip demand, reported Kline & Co, at the ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants conference in New Jersey last month.
Jan. 5, 2018:  Unlocking Wear Protection
Globally, ultra-low viscosity grades made up 6 percent of the 7.2 million metric tons of PCMO demand in 2016, Parsippany, New Jersey-based Kline & Co. found.


Dec. 20, 2017:  Industrial Oils to Remain Flat
Global demand for general industrial lubricants and grease is expected to remain stagnant though 2021, hovering around 6.4 million tons, said Kline & Co. in a webinar last week.
Dec. 19, 2017:  Alt Channels Abound for China's PCMOs
Lube Report Asia
Up to 30 percent of passenger car motor oils supplied in China in 2022 may reach drivers through the country's unique routes to market, according to a recent Kline & Co. report.
Dec. 6, 2017:  Steady Growth Forecast for Biobased Lubes
Lube Report
Kline & Co. estimates the global biobased lubricants market will grow at a compound annual rate of 5 percent over the next five years out to 2021 - fueled by factors such as increasing availability of high quality biobased base stocks - from an estimated base of 250,000 to 300,000 metric tons in 2016.
Dec. 6, 2017:  Rerefining's Next Frontier: Russia
"In Russia this industry remains hindered by lax law enforcement and a lack of state and private incentives," Gabriel Tarle, Kline & Co.'s senior analyst for petroleum specialties, told the gathering.


Nov. 30, 2017:  Outlook for Wax in Africa & Middle East
Lubes'n'Greases EMEA
Kline predicted worldwide demand, including for synthetic, vegetable and animal waxes, will increase at an annual rate of 1.5 percent between 2016 and 2021, outperforming likely supply growth of 0.4 percent over the same period.
Nov. 27, 2017:  Bio-lubricants Market Expected to Grow at CAGR of 5% Over Next Five Years
OEM/Lube News
Plenty of space for growth resides within the finished lubricants market, particularly within niche markets, such as bio-lubricants. Currently comprised of roughly 1% of the total finished lubricant market and driven by governmental regulations, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% over the next five years, according to the latest report Opportunities in Bio-lubricants: Global Market Analysis by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.
Nov. 22, 2017:  Mixed Opinions on Synthetic MWFs' Future
Lube Report
Synthetic metalworking fluids are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3 percent to 3.5 percent by 2021, according to Kline & Co. consultancy. Not all industry players, however, are convinced synthetic fluids are a superior option to semi-synthetics.

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