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Global Lubricant Viscosity Improvers Market 2015-2019

About lubricant viscosity grade improvers

Lubricant viscosity grade improvers are polymer-based components that are added to lubricants to prevent fluctuations in viscosity with changes in temperature. The three classes of viscosity grade improvers are OCPs, methacrylates, and styrenics. Most of the PCMOs and top grade HDMOs use viscosity grade improvers in their formulations. High demand for automobiles, and implementation of new energy and emission control measures by various countries across the world have led to increased adoption of advanced lubricant formulations that involve extensive use of viscosity improvers.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global lubricant viscosity grade improvers market to grow at a CAGR of 2.37% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

Technavio’s report, Global Lubricant Viscosity Grade Improvers Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from various industry experts. The report includes a comprehensive discussion on the market, an extensive coverage on different types of end-user segments, chemical classes, viscosity grades, and demand-supply dynamics in various geographies. The report provides comments on both the existing market landscape and its growth prospects over the forecast period. The report further includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.The report presents data on the following segments of the market:

  • End-users: PCMO, HDMO, hydraulic fluids, gear oils, and others
  • Chemical classes: OCP, PMA, and styrenics
  • Viscosity grades: Mono-grade engine oils and multi-grade engine oils
  • Geography: APAC, EMEA, North America, and ROW
Key vendors
  • Afton
  • Chevron Oronite
  • Evonik
  • Infineum
  • Lubrizol
Other prominent vendors
  • Amtecol
  • Croda
  • Jinzhou Kangtai
  • Mid Continental Chemical
Market driver
  • Development of new emission control technologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increased adoption of hybrid electric vehicles
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased use of high performance base stocks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the various end-uses and potential applications for the product?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space and what is the nature of competition between them?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Lubricant Viscosity Grade Improvers Market 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Lubricant Viscosity Grade Improvers Market: Afton, Chevron Oronite, Evonik, Infineum, and Lubrizol.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Amtecol, Croda, Jinzhou Kangtai, and MidContinental Chemical.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One major trend that is being observed particularly in Generation Y is their care for the environment. A survey reveals that this section of individuals are increasingly questioning the economics of owning a car as a result of the former's incompatibility with their lifestyles.”

According to the report, a major portion of the engine oil produced is consumed by the transportation sector, especially the automobile segment, owing to the additives being used in the manufacturing and finishing of various automobile parts.

Further, the report states that performance and emission standards for fuels and lubricants across the world pose a key challenge to this industry.

Companies Mentioned

Afton, Chevron Oronite, Evonik, Infineum, Lubrizol, Amtecol, Croda, Jinzhou Kangtai, MidContinental Chemical.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global lubricant viscosity improver market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global lubricant viscosity improvers market 2014-2019 by volume (KT)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market Segmentation by end user
    • Global lubricant viscosity improvers by end user
      • Table Global lubricant viscosity improvers by end users 2015-2019
    • Lubricant viscosity improvers in PCMO
      • Table Lubricants viscosity improvers market in PCMO 2014-2019 by volume (KT)
    • Lubricant viscosity improvers in HDMO
      • Table Lubricants viscosity improvers market in HDMO 2014-2019 by volume (KT)
    • Lubricant viscosity improvers in hydraulic fluids
      • Table Lubricants viscosity improvers market in hydraulic fluids 2014-2019 by volume (KT)
    • Lubricant viscosity improvers in gear oils
      • Table Lubricants viscosity improvers market in gear oils 2014-2019 by volume (KT)
    • Lubricant viscosity improvers in others
  • Market segmentation by chemical class
    • Global lubricant viscosity improvers market by chemical class
  • Market segmentation by viscosity grade
    • Global lubricant viscosity improvers market by viscosity grade
      • Table Heavy duty motor oil viscosity grades
      • Table Mono-grade engine oils
      • Table Multi-grade engine oils
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Global lubricant viscosity improvers market by geography
      • Table Consumption of viscosity improvers market in 2014 by regions
      • Table Consumption of viscosity improvers market in 2019 by regions
    • Viscosity improvers market in North America
      • Table Viscosity improvers in North America 2014-2019 (KT)
    • Viscosity improvers in EMEA
      • Table Viscosity improvers in EMEA 2014-2019(KT)
    • Viscosity improvers in APAC
      • Table Viscosity improvers in APAC 2014-2019(KT)
    • Viscosity improvers in ROW
      • Table Viscosity improvers in ROW 2014-2019(KT)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Annual global automobile sales 2012-2018 (in million vehicles)
    • Impact of drivers
      • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Major vendors
      • Table Major vendors in lubricant viscosity improvers market 2014
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Afton Chemical
      • Table Afton Chemical: Product segmentation
    • Chevron Oronite
      • Table Chevron Oronite: Key industries
    • Evonik Industries
      • Table Evonik Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Evonik Industries: Business segmentation by the revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ in billions)
      • Table Evonik Industries: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Infineum
    • Lubrizol
      • Table Lubrizol: Business segments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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