US demand for lubricant additives will reach $1.7 billion in 2006. Gains will be driven by higher-value, higher-performing additives that meet OEM and consumer performance and safety requirements. Deposit control additives will remain the largest market while antioxidants hold the best volume growth prospects.
This study analyzes the 1.8 billion pound US lubricant additives industry. It presents historical data for 1992, 1996 and 2001 and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by type (e.g., deposit control additives, viscosity index improvers, antiwear and extreme pressure additives, antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, defoamers, pour point depressants); and by market.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 38 companies including Lubrizol, Infineum, Chevron Oronite, and Ethyl.