Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Base Year: 2020
To Be Published 1st Quarter 2021
Regional Coverage: Global

This report is a comprehensive analysis examining the global lubricant additives market and the short- and long-term impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on consumption and market trends. It will also look at the growing market for EV fluid additives and focus on key trends, developments, changes, challenges, and business opportunities.


  • Lubricant additive demand by application, function, and chemical class
  • Lubricant demand by region and 5-year forecast
  • Typical additive formulations and treat rates for different lubricant products and regional variances
  • Impact of new specifications, baseoil shifts, and EV fluids on lubricant additive formulation
  • 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

Includes Excel-based demand models

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Executive Summary

An overview of the report

Additives by Lubricant Application

Lubricant additive market for 22 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

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 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​​​​​


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

Report Benefits

This report 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
  • COVID-19 long-term impacts on the additive market, discussing how it may affect supply chains and finished lubricant demand.
  • Profiles of leading additive companies to help evaluate key competitors and potential partners

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