Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Global

Base Year: 2020
Published: May 2021

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Base Year: 2022
Published: April 2023

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This study is a comprehensive analysis examining the global lubricant additives market. The lubricant additives industry has been challenged by supply chain issues, rising costs, and developing the next generation of EV lubricants. The study will look at the key trends, developments, changes, challenges, and business opportunities in the lubricant additives market.


  • Lubricant additive demand by application, function, and chemical class
  • Lubricants demand by region and five-year forecast
  • Typical additive formulations and treat rates for different lubricants products and regional variances
  • Impact of new specifications, baseoil shifts, and EV fluids on lubricant additive formulations
  • Overview of the lubricant additive supply chain from component suppliers to additive package companies
  • Profiles of leading lubricant additive suppliers including emerging suppliers
  • Assessment of market opportunities and challenges

Emerging EV fluids Covered

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Executive Summary

An overview of the report

Additives by Lubricant Application

The lubricant additives market for 23 automotive and industrial product categories will be analyzed, covering:

  • Additive function and type used
  • Typical additive formulations
  • Current and future additive consumption
  • Additive consumption by type and chemistry
  • Market trends and opportunities
  • Market outlook

Additives by Function Class

Lubricant additive function classes listed in Table 1 will be analyzed, covering:

  • Performance properties
  • Chemical categories
  • Consumption by chemical category and region
  • Market trends and opportunities
  • Market outlook


Table 1: Additive Classes Covered​
Antioxidants​​ ​​Extreme-pressure, anti-wear, anti-seize​
Corrosion inhibitors​​​​​ ​Friction modifiers​​​​​
Detergents​​​​ ​​Pour-point depressants​​​​
Dispersants​​​​​ ​​​Viscosity modifiers​​​​​
Emulsifiers​​​​​ ​​Other additives​​​​​

Supplier Profiles

Lubricant additive suppliers listed in Table 2 will be profiled, covering:

  • Company background
  • Corporate structure
  • Recent R&D projects
  • Plants and facilities
  • Product portfolio
  • Estimated annual sales
  • Company evaluation


Table 2: Suppliers Covered​
Afton Chemical Corporation​​ Infineum​​
BASF​​​​​ ​​​​​Jinzhou Kangtai
BRB​​​​​ ​​​​​King Industries
Chevron Oronite​​​​​ Lanxess (Includes Rhien Chemie, Chemtura)​​​​​​​​​​
Croda​​​​​ Lubrizol
Daelim​​​​​ ​​​​​Metall-Chemie
DOG Chemie​​​​​ ​​​​​Richful
Dorf Ketal​​​​​ RT Vanderbilt​​​​​
Dover Chemical​​​​​ SANYO​​​​​
Elco​​​​​ ​​​​​Tianhe Chemical Group
ENI​​​​​ Wuxi South Petroleum​​​​​

Subscriber Benefits

This study serves as an excellent resource for additive manufacturers and lubricant formulators and marketers. Specifically, it assists subscribers by providing:

  • Insights and trends in the lubricant additives market to help develop business strategies and product plans around new challenges faced by the industry
  • Understanding of how regulations, new specifications, and the transition to EVs will influence the lubricant additives industry
  • Profiles of leading additive companies to help evaluate key competitors and potential partners

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