Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids Market in the US by Product, Material and Market, 5th Edition

Synthetics Make Gains Despite Flatness in Overall Lubricants

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Synthetics offer many benefits over conventional petroleum fluids, such as longer fluid lifetimes, better wear protection, and improved energy efficiency. Since lengthening drain intervals will cause the overall market for lubricants and functional fluids to be flat, demand for synthetics will grow at the expense of conventional petroleum products. Synthetics will penetrate new markets due to rising technical requirements and growing consumer awareness. As a result, lubricant and functional fluid producers will increasingly focus research and development efforts on high value synthetics.

Key Findings in the Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids Study:

Engine Oils Evolve to Meet New Requirements

Engine oils will remain the largest product type in the synthetic lubricants and functional fluids market. Regulatory requirements, including Corporate Average Fuel Economy and EPA emissions standards, will drive rapid changes in the synthetic engine oil market. These changes will steer the market towards low viscosity synthetic engine oils. Smaller, more efficient, and turbocharged light vehicle engines will place greater demands on lubrication. Heavy duty truck operators will also begin to switch to lower viscosity engine oils, creating opportunities for synthetics. Improved fuel economy is a primary benefit of these products.

Demand for Group III Base Oils Continues to Climb

Compared to other synthetic base stocks, Group III base oils are significantly lower in price and still offer improved performance over conventional petroleum. As a result of their lower price and suitability for a wide range of applications, growth of Group III base oils will outpace that of competitive materials such as polyalphaolefins (PAOs). The highest gains will originate in the synthetic automotive engine oils market, where Group III base oils dominate.

Varying Results for Glycols

Engine coolant demand will continue to decline, although at a slower rate than what was observed between 2005 and 2015. Since engine coolants are the largest outlet for ethylene glycols used in synthetic lubricants and functional fluids, demand for ethylene glycols will stagnate. The outlook for propylene glycols is somewhat brighter because of their attractiveness as specialty nontoxic coolants. Polyalkylene glycols, on the other hand, will experience robust growth, as these materials are used in high value synthetic lubricants.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (engine oil, engine coolant/antifreeze, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, heat transfer fluid, electrical oil, metalworking fluid), material (glycols, polyalphaolefin, Group III base oils, esters, aromatics-based chemicals, silicone fluids), and market (light vehicles, medium and heavy duty vehicles, off-highway equipment, industrial equipment, process industries, metal processing, aerospace, energy and power generation). The study also evaluates company market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including AMSOIL, BP, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Old World Industries, Prestone Products, Shell, and Valvoline.

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  1. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids Market in the US by Product, Material and Market, 5th Edition

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  2. INTRODUCTION: SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS IN THE US TO 2020

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS IN THE US TO 2020

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  5. Overview

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  6. TABLE 1-1 | SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT & FUNCTIONAL FLUID DEMAND (million dollars) 2010 - 2025

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  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS IN THE US TO 2020

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  8. Factors Affecting the US Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids Market

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  9. Macroeconomic Outlook (1 of 3)

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  10. Macroeconomic Outlook (2 of 3)

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  11. Macroeconomic Outlook (3 of 3)

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  12. TABLE 2-1 | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS  (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  13. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 3)

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  14. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 3)

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  15. Manufacturing Outlook (3 of 3)

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  16. TABLE 2-2 | MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  17. Motor Vehicle Outlook (1 of 2)

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  18. Motor Vehicle Outlook (2 of 2)

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  19. TABLE 2-3 | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS 2005 - 2025

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  20. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Competitive Products

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  21. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Environmental & Regulatory Issues (1 of 2)

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  22. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Environmental & Regulatory Issues (2 of 2)

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  23. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Used Oil Disposal

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  24. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Re-Refining

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  25. Motor Vehicle Lubricant Specifications (1 of 2)

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  26. Motor Vehicle Lubricant Specifications (2 of 2)

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  27. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Pricing Trends (1 of 2)

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  28. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Pricing Trends (2 of 2)

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  29. TABLE 2-4 | SELECTED SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT & FUNCTIONAL FLUID PRICING (dollars per gallon) 2005 - 2025

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  30. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Foreign Trade & International Activity (1 of 2)

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  31. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Foreign Trade & International Activity (2 of 2)

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  32. PRODUCTS: SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS IN THE US TO 2020

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  33. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Product Demand Overview

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  34. TABLE 3-1 | SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT & FUNCTIONAL FLUID DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  35. Engine Oils: General

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  36. Fully Synthetic Engine Oils: Overview (1 of 2)

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  37. Fully Synthetic Engine Oils: Overview (2 of 2)

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  38. TABLE 3-2 | FULLY SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL DEMAND BY TYPE (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  39. Fully Synthetic Gasoline Engine Oils

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  40. TABLE 3-3 | FULLY SYNTHETIC GASOLINE ENGINE OIL DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  41. Chart 3-4 | GASOLINE ENGINE OIL DEMAND BY FORMULATION, 2005 - 2025

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  42. Fully Synthetic Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Oils

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  43. TABLE 3-4 | FULLY SYNTHETIC HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE OIL DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  44. Other Fully Synthetic Engine Oils

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  45. TABLE 3-5 | OTHER FULLY SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  46. Semi-Synthetic Engine Oils (1 of 2)

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  47. Semi-Synthetic Engine Oils (2 of 2)

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  48. TABLE 3-6 | SEMI-SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  49. Chart 3-5 | ENGINE OIL DEMAND BY FORMULATION, 2005 - 2025 (million gallons))

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  50. Engine Coolant (Antifreeze)

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  51. TABLE 3-7 | SYNTHETIC ENGINE COOLANT DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  52. Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Overview & Producers

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  53. TABLE 3-8 | SYNTHETIC TRANSMISSION & HYDRAULIC FLUID DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MATERIAL (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  54. TABLE 3-8 | SYNTHETIC TRANSMISSION & HYDRAULIC FLUID DEMAND BY MARKET (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  55. Hydraulic Fluids (1 of 2)

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  56. Hydraulic Fluids (2 of 2)

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  57. Transmission Fluids

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  58. Heat Transfer Fluids: Overview & Producers (1 of 2)

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  59. Heat Transfer Fluids: Overview & Producers (2 of 2)

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  60. TABLE 3-9 | SYNTHETIC HEAT TRANSFER FLUID DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  61. Low Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids

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  62. High Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids

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  63. Metalworking Fluids: Overview & Producers (1 of 2)

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  64. Metalworking Fluids: Overview & Producers (2 of 2)

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  65. TABLE 3-10 | SYNTHETIC METALWORKING FLUID DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  66. Metalworking Fluids: Formulations

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  67. Metal Removal Fluids & Metal Forming Fluids

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  68. Other Metalworking Fluids

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  69. Electrical Oils

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  70. TABLE 3-11 | SYNTHETIC ELECTRICAL OIL DEMAND 2005 - 2025

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  71. Chart 3-13 | SYNTHETICS PENETRATION OF ELECTRICAL OIL MARKET, 2005 - 2025 (million gallons)

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  72. Other Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids

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  73. TABLE 3-12 | OTHER SYNTHETIC FLUID DEMAND (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  74. Gear Oils (1 of 2)

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  75. Gear Oils (2 of 2)

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  76. Compressor Oil

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  77. Turbine Oil

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  78. All Other Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (1 of 2)

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  79. All Other Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (2 of 2)

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  80. MATERIALS: SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS IN THE US TO 2020

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  81. Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Materials Demand Overview

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  82. TABLE 4-1 | SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT & FUNCTIONAL FLUID DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  83. Glycols in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (1 of 2)

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  84. Glycols in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (2 of 2)

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  85. TABLE 4-2 | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF GLYCOL BASESTOCKS

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  86. TABLE 4-3 | GLYCOL DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS BY PRODUCT (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  87. TABLE 4-3 | GLYCOL DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS BY MATERIAL (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  88. Polyalphaolefins (PAO) in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (1 of 2)

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  89. Polyalphaolefins (PAO) in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (2 of 2)

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  90. TABLE 4-4 | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF POLYALPHAOLEFIN BASESTOCKS

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  91. TABLE 4-5 | POLYALPHAOLEFIN DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  92. Chart 4-5 | DEMAND FOR PAOs & GROUP III BASE OIL IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS, 2005 - 2025 (million gallons)

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  93. Esters in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (1 of 2)

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  94. Esters in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (2 of 2)

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  95. TABLE 4-6 | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF ESTER BASESTOCKS

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  96. TABLE 4-7 | ESTERS DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS BY PRODUCT (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  97. TABLE 4-7 | ESTERS DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS BY MATERIAL (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  98. Group III Base Oils in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (1 of 3)

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  99. Group III Base Oils in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (2 of 3)

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  100. Group III Base Oils in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (3 of 3)

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  101. TABLE 4-8 | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF GROUP III BASE OILS

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  102. TABLE 4-9 | GROUP III BASE OIL DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  103. Aromatics in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (1 of 2)

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  104. Aromatics in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (2 of 2)

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  105. TABLE 4-10 | COMPARISON OF AROMATIC BASESTOCKS

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  106. TABLE 4-11 | AROMATICS-BASED CHEMICAL DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS BY PRODUCT (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  107. TABLE 4-11 | AROMATICS-BASED CHEMICAL DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS BY MATERIAL (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  108. Silicone Fluids in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids

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  109. TABLE 4-12 | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF SILICONE FLUID BASESTOCKS

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  110. TABLE 4-13 | SILICONE FLUID DEMAND IN LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS 2005 - 2025

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  111. Other Chemicals, Additives, & Blending Components in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (1 of 2)

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  112. Other Chemicals, Additives, & Blending Components in Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids (2 of 2)

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  113. TABLE 4-14 | DEMAND FOR OTHER CHEMICALS, ADDITIVES, & BLENDING COMPONENTS IN SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

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  114. MARKETS: SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS IN THE US TO 2020

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  115. Markets Demand Overview (1 of 2)

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  116. Markets Demand Overview (2 of 2)

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  117. TABLE 5-1 | SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT & FUNCTIONAL FLUID DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  118. Automotive Market for Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Overview & Producers (1 of 2)

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  119. Automotive Market for Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: Overview & Producers (2 of 2)

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  120. TABLE 5-2 | AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  121. Light Vehicles: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand

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  122. TABLE 5-3 | LIGHT VEHICLE MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  123. Medium- & Heavy-Duty Vehicles: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (1 of 2)

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  124. Medium- & Heavy-Duty Vehicles: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (2 of 2)

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  125. TABLE 5-4 | MEDIUM- & HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  126. Off-Highway Equipment: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (1 of 3)

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  127. Off-Highway Equipment: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (2 of 3)

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  128. Off-Highway Equipment: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (3 of 3)

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  129. TABLE 5-5 | OFF-HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  130. Metal Processing: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand

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  131. TABLE 5-6 | METAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  132. Energy & Power Generation: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (1 of 2)

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  133. Energy & Power Generation: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (2 of 2)

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  134. TABLE 5-7 | ENERGY & POWER GENERATION MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  135. Industrial Equipment: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand

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  136. TABLE 5-8 | INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  137. Process Industries: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (1 of 2)

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  138. Process Industries: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand (2 of 2)

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  139. TABLE 5-9 | PROCESS INDUSTRIES MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  140. Aerospace: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand

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  141. TABLE 5-10 | AEROSPACE MARKET FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  142. Other Markets: Synthetic Lubricant & Functional Fluid Demand

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  143. TABLE 5-11 | OTHER MARKETS FOR SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  144. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS IN THE US TO 2020

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  145. Industry Structure Overview (1 of 3)

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  146. Industry Structure Overview (2 of 3)

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  147. Industry Structure Overview (3 of 3)

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  148. TABLE 6-1 | US SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT & FUNCTIONAL FLUID SALES BY COMPANY, 2015 (million dollars)

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  149. Market Share (1 of 4)

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  150. Market Share (2 of 4)

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  151. Market Share (3 of 4)

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  152. Market Share (4 of 4)

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  153. Chart 6-1 | SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS & FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

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  154. Competitive Strategies (1 of 2)

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  155. Competitive Strategies (2 of 2)

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  156. Industry Restructuring

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  157. TABLE 6-2 | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

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  158. Manufacturing (1 of 2)

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  159. Manufacturing (2 of 2)

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  165. Marketing: Engine Coolant (2 of 2)

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  168. Distribution (2 of 2)

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