Global Lubricant Additives Market Analysis and Opportunities

Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Base Year: 2018/2019 early estimates
Published August 2019
Forecasts to 2023
Regional Coverage: Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Rest of the World

Lubricant quality continues to improve, driven by regulations for fuel economy and emissions control. China has released their China VI emission standard for 2021, and India plans to skip Stage V and jump directly to Bharat Stage VI emission standard by 2020. ACEA 2018 is planned and ILSAC GF-6 tentatively set for 2020, both categories introducing new and replacement testing that will influence future additive formulations. These factors create new business and growth opportunities and challenges for the lubricant additive industry.

This Report Will Help Subscribers to:

  • What is the size of the global lubricant additives market?
  • What regulations are affecting the market?
  • What is the penetration of high-quality lubricants in different regions? How does it influence the additives market?
  • What are the growth prospects for different additive function classes and products?
  • Who are the leading additive suppliers, and what is their competitive position?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges for marketers of lubricant additives?

Report Contents


Executive Summary

Automotive Lubricant Additives

  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Automotive gear oil
  • Heavy-duty motor oil
  • Passenger car motor oil
  • Tractor hydraulic fluid
  • Two-cycle engine oil

Metalworking Fluid Additives

  • Forming fluid
  • Protecting fluid
  • Removal fluid
  • Treating fluid

Industrial Engine Oil Additives

  • Marine engine oil
  • Natural gas engine oil
  • Railroad engine oil
  • Other industrial engine oil

General Industrial Oil Additives

  • Compressor and refrigeration oil
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Industrial gear oil
  • Turbine oil
  • Other general industrial oil

Grease Additives

Process Oil Additives

Additive Function Classes

  • Antioxidants
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Detergents
  • Dispersants
  • Emulsifiers
  • /Extreme-pressure, antiwear, antiseize
  • Friction modifiers
  • Pour-point depressants
  • Viscosity modifiers
  • Other additives


  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • BASF
  • BRB
  • Chevron Oronite
  • Croda
  • DOG Chemie
  • Dover Chemical
  • Elco
  • ENI
  • Evonik
  • Infineum
  • Jinzhou Kangtai
  • King Industries
  • Lanxess (covers Rhien Chemie, Chemtura)
  • Lubrizol
  • Metall-Chemie
  • RT Vanderbilt
  • Sanyo
  • Tianhe Chemical Group
  • Wuxi South Petroleum

Special add-on reports via request

  • China lubricant additives market
  • EU lubricant additives market
  • India lubricant additives market
  • U.S. lubricant additives market


Scope & Benefits

Scope Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities will provide a detailed independent appraisal of the lubricant additive market. Estimates of additive consumption by end-use applications, additive function, and regions will be provided. Demand estimates for different additive function classes will be further broken down by chemical classes. The study will explore market opportunities and challenges for lubricant additive manufacturers and marketers worldwide and will provide insights into:

  • Lubricant additive demand by application, function, and chemical class
  • Lubricant additive demand by region and demand growth over a five-year horizon
  • Typical additive formulations and treat rates for different lubricant products and regional variances
  • Impact of new quality levels and basestocks on lubricant additive formulations
  • Overview of the lubricant additive supply chain from component suppliers to package companies
  • Profiles of leading lubricant additive suppliers including emerging suppliers in Asia
  • Assessment of market opportunities and challenges


This report will be of particular value to lubricant additive suppliers and finished-lubricant formulators and marketers as the industry is moving to optimize additive packages and treat rates for use with higher-performance American Petroleum Institute (API) Group II, II+, III and gas-to-liquid (GTL) basestocks. This report will assist suppliers in identifying opportunities within the global lubricant additive industry. In particular, the study will help in:

  • Developing business strategies by understanding the trends and developments in the lubricant additives market
  • Supporting product development, marketing and sales strategies
  • Supporting market-entry and market expansion strategies
  • Evaluating the competitive position of market participants
  • Identifying potential alliances, acquisition candidates, and/or customers
  • Evaluating growth opportunities for different product types

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