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Study #: 2842

Published: 02/2012

Pages: 282

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Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids to 2015 - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

Demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids is forecast to climb 8.6 percent per year to $7.4 billion in 2015. Engine oil will remain the fastest-growing product type. Group III base oils and polyalphaolefins (PAOs) will be the fastest growing materials. The vehicle and equipment market will remain by far the largest outlet.

This study analyzes the $4.9 billion US synthetic lubricant and functional fluid industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., heat transfer fluids, engine oils, transmission and hydraulic fluids, metalworking fluids, dielectric fluids), material (e.g., glycols, PAOs, group III base oils) and market (e.g., vehicles and equipment, energy/power generation, metal fabrication, process industries).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 26 industry competitors, including Exxon Mobil, BP and FRAM Group.

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				    TABLE OF CONTENTS

     SECTION									    PAGE

		INTRODUCTION							      ix

	I.	EXECUTIVE SUMMARY						       1

	II.	MARKET ENVIRONMENT						       4
		General								       4
		Macroeconomic Outlook						       4
		Demographic Outlook						       8
		Personal Consumption Expenditures				      12
		Manufacturing Outlook						      15
		Competitive Products						      19
		Environmental & Regulatory Issues				      20
		   Recycling & Re-Refining					      22
		   Engine Oil Specifications					      26
		Pricing Trends							      27
		Foreign Trade & International Activity				      30

	III.	PRODUCTS							      33
		General								      33
		Heat Transfer Fluids						      36
		   Low Temperature						      39
		   High Temperature						      44
		Engine Oils							      47
		   Gasoline Engine Oils						      52
		   Diesel Engine Oils						      56
		   Oils for Other Engines					      60
		Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids					      63
		   Transmission Fluids						      66
		      Product Characteristics					      66
		      Demand							      68
		   Hydraulic Fluids						      69
		Metalworking Fluids						      71
		   Product Characteristics					      72
		   Demand							      73
		      Metal Removal Fluids					      76
		      Metal Forming Fluids					      78
		      Other Metalworking Fluids					      80
		Dielectric Fluids						      82
		Other								      85
		   Compressor Lubricants					      87
		   Turbine Lubricants						      88
		   Gear Lubricants						      90
		   All Other							      93

	IV.	MATERIALS							      97
		General								      97
		Glycols								      99
		Polyalphaolefins						     102
		Group III Base Oils						     106
		Esters								     110
		Silicone Fluids							     114
		Aromatics							     117
		Other								     120

	V.	MARKETS								     125
		General								     125
		Vehicles & Equipment						     128
		   Motor Vehicle & Industrial Equipment Outlook			     129
		   Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand		     133
		      Light Vehicles						     135
		      Medium- & Heavy-Duty Vehicles				     138
		      Aircraft/Aerospace					     141
		      Industrial Machinery					     143
		      Off-Highway Vehicles					     146
		      Other							     150
		Energy/Power Generation						     153
		   Energy/Power Generation Industry Outlook			     154
		   Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand		     157
		Metal Fabrication						     160
		   Metal Fabrication Industry Outlook				     160
		   Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand		     161
		Process Industries						     163
		   Process Manufacturing Industry Outlook			     164
		   Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand		     166
		HVAC/Refrigeration Systems					     170
		   HVAC/Refrigeration Industry Outlook				     170
		   Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand		     172
		Other								     173

	VI.	INDUSTRY STRUCTURE						     176
		General								     176
		Market Share							     180
		Competitive Strategies						     185
		   Research & Development					     185
		   Chemical Management Services					     187
		Merger & Acquisition Activity					     188
		Manufacturing							     191
		Marketing							     193
		   Synthetic Engine Oil						     193
		      Brand Name Recognition					     195
		      Sports Sponsorship					     196
		   Antifreeze							     198
		   Other Synthetic Fluids Marketing Strategies			     199
		Distribution							     200
		Company Profiles						     203
		   Air BP, see BP
		   AMSOIL Incorporated						     204
		   Anderol Specialty Lubricants, see Chemtura
		   Ashland Incorporated						     207
		   BASF SE							     210
		   Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated				     213
		   BP plc							     216
		   Burmah Castrol, see BP
		   Chemtura Corporation						     220
		   Chevron Corporation						     222
		   Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP				     226
		   CIMCOOL Industrial Products, see Milacron
		   CITGO Petroleum, see Petroleos de Venezuela
		   CLC Lubricants Company					     227
		   Cognis Holding, see BASF
		   ConocoPhillips						     228
		   CPI Engineering Services, see Berkshire Hathaway
		   Dow Chemical Company						     232
		   Dow Corning Corporation					     235
		   DuPont (EI) de Nemours					     236
		   Exxon Mobil Corporation					     238
		   FRAM Group LLC						     243
		   FUCHS Petrolub AG						     244
		   Hatco, see Chemtura
		   Honeywell International Incorporated				     247
		   Houghton International Incorporated				     248
		   Lubrizol, see Berkshire Hathaway
		   Milacron LLC							     249
		   Oak International, see Milacron
		   Old World Industries LLC					     252
		   Petroleos de Venezuela SA					     255
		   Quaker Chemical Corporation					     258
		   Royal Dutch Shell plc					     260
		   Royal Purple Incorporated					     264
		   Shell Oil, see Royal Dutch Shell
		   Smith (GW) & Sons, see Quaker Chemical
		   Summit Lubricants, see Quaker Chemical
		   Total SA							     267
		   Valvoline, see Ashland
		   Warren Oil Company Incorporated				     271
		Additional Companies Active in the Industry			     273


				      LIST OF TABLES

    TABLE NUMBER								    PAGE


		SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
		Summary Table							       3

		SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
	1	Macroeconomic Indicators					       8
	2	Population & Households						      12
	3	Personal Consumption Expenditures				      14
	4	Manufacturers' Shipments					      18
	5	Synthetic Functional Fluid Pricing				      29
	6	Synthetic Functional Fluid Foreign Trade			      32

		SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand by Product	      35
	2	Synthetic Heat Transfer Fluid Demand				      39
	3	Low Temperature Heat Transfer Fluid Demand by Chemical 
		   & Market							      44
	4	Synthetic High Temperature Heat Transfer Fluid Demand		      47
	5	Synthetic Engine Oil Demand by Engine Type			      52
	6	Synthetic Gasoline Engine Oil Demand by Chemical & Market	      56
	7	Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil Demand by Chemical & Market		      59
	8	Other Synthetic Engine Oil Demand by Chemical & Market		      63
	9	Synthetic Transmission & Hydraulic Fluid Demand by Product, Chemical & Market								      65
	10	Synthetic Metalworking Fluid Demand				      76
	11	Synthetic Metal Removal Fluid Demand				      78
	12	Synthetic Metal Forming Fluid Demand				      80
	13	Other Synthetic Metalworking Fluid Demand			      82
	14	Synthetic Dielectric Fluid Demand				      85
	15	Other Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluid Demand		      87

		SECTION IV -- MATERIALS
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand by Material	      98
	2	Glycol-Based Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid
		   Demand							     102
	3	Polyalphaolefin-Based Synthetic Lubricant & Functional
		   Fluid Demand							     106
	4	Group III Base Oil-Based Synthetic Lubricant & Functional
		   Fluid Demand							     110
	5	Ester-Based Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand	     114
	6	Silicone-Based Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid
		   Demand							     117
	7	Aromatics-Based Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid
		   Demand							     120
	8	Other Synthetic Lubricants, Fluids, Additives & Blending 
		   Components Demand						     124

		SECTION V -- MARKETS
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand by Market		     127
	2	Vehicle & Equipment Indicators					     132
	3	Vehicle & Equipment Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     134
	4	Light Vehicle Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     137
	5	Medium- & Heavy-Duty Vehicle Market for
		   Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids			     141
	6	Aircraft/Aerospace Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     143
	7	Industrial Machinery Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     146
	8	Off-Highway Vehicle Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     148
	9	Other Vehicle & Equipment Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     153
	10	Energy/Power Generation Indicators				     157
	11	Energy/Power Generation Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     159
	12	Fabricated Metal Product Shipments				     161
	13	Metal Fabrication Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     163
	14	Process Manufacturers' Shipments				     166
	15	Process Industries Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     169
	16	HVAC/Refrigeration Industry Outlook				     171
	17	HVAC/Refrigeration Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids						     173
	18	Synthetic Functional Fluid Demand in Other Markets		     175

		SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
	1	US Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Sales
		   by Company, 2010						     178
	2	Research & Development Spending Patterns:
		   Selected Synthetic Fluid Companies				     187
	3	Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures				     190

 
				      LIST OF CHARTS

    CHART NUMBER								    PAGE



		SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Pricing Volatility
		   by Product, 2000-2020				              30

		SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand
		   by Product, 2010						      36

		SECTION IV -- MATERIALS
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand
		   by Material, 2010						      99

		SECTION V -- MARKETS
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand
		   by Market, 2010						     128
	2	Vehicle & Equipment Market for Synthetic Lubricants
		   & Functional Fluids, 2010					     135

		SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
	1	Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Market Share, 2010	     180


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