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Lubricants, Synthetic

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 11
Summary 12
Polyalphaolefins (PAOs) 15
Esters 16
Polyalkylene glycols 16
Abbreviations 18
Overview of the synthetic lubricants industry 19
Introduction 19
North America 21
Industry structure 21
Company profiles 24
Dow Inc. 24
ExxonMobil Chemical Company 25
Quaker Houghton 25
Operating characteristics 26
Research and development 26
Manufacturing 26
Marketing 27
Cost structure and profitability 27
Government regulations 28
Trends and opportunities 29
Critical factors for success 30
Western Europe 30
Industry structure 30
Company profiles 32
BASF 32
LANXESS 33
Operating characteristics 34
Research and development 34
Manufacturing 35
Marketing 36
Cost structure and profitability 37
Government regulations 37
Developmental phase 38
Marketing 38
Utilization 38
Automotive lubricants 38
Hydraulic fluids 40
Lubricants for refrigeration 40
Biodegradable fluids 41
Disposal 42
Trends and opportunities 43
Automotive lubricating oils 44
Lubricants for refrigeration 46
Industrial lubricants and functional fluids 47
Strategic issues 47
Critical factors for success 48
Mainland China 49
Industry structure 49
Company profile—Sinopec Lubricant Company 50
Operating characteristics 51
Government regulations 51
Refrigerants 51
Vehicle emission standards 51
Vehicle fuel standards 52
Trends and opportunities 52
Japan 53
Industry structure 53
Company profiles 54
Kao Corporation 54
Lion Corporation 55
NOF Corporation 55
Operating characteristics 56
Research and development 56
Manufacturing 56
Marketing 56
Cost structure and profitability 57
Government regulations 57
Trends and opportunities 58
Critical factors for success 59
Synthetic lubricant products and markets 61
Products and functions 61
Polyalphaolefins 63
Polyol esters 64
Dibasic acid esters 65
Polyalkylene glycols 65
Phosphate esters 67
Polymer esters 67
Polybutenes 68
Dialkylbenzenes 68
Alkylnaphthalenes 69
Other specialty products 69
Fluorinated compounds 69
Multi-ply alkylated cyclopentanes 70
Polyphenyl ethers 70
Polyvinyl ethers 71
Silicate ester lubricants 71
Silicones and fluorosilicones 71
Competing products 72
Group III/III+ base oils 72
GTL base oils 72
North America 73
Consumption and markets 73
Polyalphaolefins 74
Automotive applications 75
Aviation applications 76
Industrial applications 76
Grease and miscellaneous applications 76
Polyol esters 76
Automotive and aviation applications 77
Industrial applications 78
Polyalkylene glycols 78
Automotive applications 79
Industrial applications 80
Dibasic acid esters 81
Automotive and aviation applications 82
Industrial applications 82
Polybutenes 82
Automotive applications 83
Industrial applications 83
Phosphate esters 83
Aviation applications 84
Industrial applications 84
Alkylnaphthalenes 85
Other specialty products 85
Silicones and fluorosilicones 86
Fluorinated products 86
Polyphenyl ethers 86
Market participants 87
Polyalphaolefins 87
Polyol esters and diesters 88
Polyalkylene glycols 89
Polybutenes 90
Phosphate esters 90
Alkylnaphthalenes (alkylated naphthalene) 91
Other specialty products 91
Novel biosynthetic lubricants 92
Prices 93
Future trends and strategic issues 93
South America 94
Western Europe 96
Consumption and markets 96
Overview 96
Polyalphaolefins 97
Automotive crankcase lubricants for gasoline engines 99
Automotive crankcase lubricants for diesel engines 100
Lubricants for two-cycle engines 101
Automotive gear lubricants 101
Other auto lubricants 101
Aviation crankcase lubricants 101
Industrial uses 102
Polyol esters 102
Automotive crankcase lubricants 103
Aviation turbine oils 103
Fire-resistant and biodegradable hydraulic fluids 104
Refrigerant oils 104
Metalworking oils 105
Metal rolling oils 105
Industrial gear and transformer oils 105
Compressor oils 106
Greases and other 106
Polyalkylene glycols 106
Two-cycle engine oils 107
Fire-resistant hydraulic fluids 107
Circulating, bearing, and gear oils 108
Textile oils 108
Compressor oils 108
Metalworking oils 108
Refrigerant oils 108
Monoesters 108
Dibasic and tribasic acid esters 109
Automotive crankcase lubricants 109
Other automotive uses 110
Aviation turbine oils 110
Industrial compressor oils 110
Other industrial uses 110
Polybutenes 111
Two-cycle engine oils 111
Metalworking oils 112
Compressor oils 112
Other industrial 112
Phosphate esters 113
Fire-resistant hydraulic fluids 113
Aviation hydraulic fluids 114
Turbine oils and compressor oils 114
Dialkylbenzenes 114
Refrigeration oils 115
Metalworking oils 115
Other specialty products 116
Silicones and fluorosilicones 116
Fluorinated compounds 116
Silicate esters 117
Market participants 117
Mergers and acquisitions in the lubricants industry 118
Polyalphaolefins and related products 119
ExxonMobil 119
INEOS Oligomers 119
Chevron Phillips 120
Esters 120
Dibasic and tribasic acid esters 120
Polyol esters 120
Polymer esters 120
Polyalkylene glycols 121
Other synlube base stocks 121
Synlube compounders and marketers 122
Prices 122
Future trends and strategic issues 123
Market-driven trends 123
Technology-driven trends 124
Environmentally driven trends 125
Central and Eastern Europe 125
Middle East 127
Africa 128
Asia 129
Mainland China 129
Consumption and markets 129
Overview 129
Polyalphaolefins 131
Polyol esters 134
Polyalkylene glycols 137
Diesters 138
Polybutene 138
Phosphate ester 139
Dialkylbenzene 139
Specialty base stock 140
Other specialty base stock 140
Market participants 141
Polyalphaolefins 141
Polyol esters 142
Polyalkylene glycols 143
Prices 144
Japan 144
Consumption and markets 144
Overview 144
Polyalphaolefins 145
Polyalkylene glycols 147
Polyol esters (hindered esters) 148
Polybutenes 149
Dibasic acid esters 150
Phosphate esters 152
Dialkylbenzenes 153
Other specialty products 153
Market participants 156
Polyalphaolefins 157
Polyalkylene glycols 158
Polyol esters 158
Polybutenes 158
Dibasic acid esters 158
Phosphate esters 159
Dialkylbenzenes 159
Silicones 159
Fluorinated products 159
Other specialty products 159
Prices 159
South Korea 160
Consumption and markets 160
Market participants 162
Prices 163
Taiwan 163
Consumption and markets 163
Market participants 165
Prices 166
Other Asia 166
Consumption and markets 166
India 166
Southeast Asia 170
Market participants 174
Overview of the lubricating oil industry 176
Base oil 176
Capacity 176
Supply 176
Demand 177
Trade balance 177
Finished lubricants 177
Supply 177
Demand 179
Lubricant formulation trends and base oil impacts 181
Industry structure 182
North America 182
Producers and products 182
Consumption 184
Growth forecast 184
South America 185
Producers and products 185
Consumption 186
Growth forecast 187
–Western Europe 188
Producers and products 188
Production 191
Consumption 191
Growth forecast 193
Central and Eastern Europe 193
Producers and products 193
Production 194
Consumption 194
Growth forecast 195
Middle East 195
Producers and products 195
Consumption 197
Growth forecast 197
Africa 197
Producers and products 197
Consumption 198
Growth forecast 199
Mainland China 199
Producers and products 199
Base oil 199
Finished lubricants 201
Supply/demand 204
Base oil 204
Finished lubricants 204
Growth forecast 206
Japan 206
Producers and products 206
Consumption 207
Growth forecast 209
South Korea 209
Producers and products 209
Consumption 209
Growth forecast 210
Taiwan 210
Producers and products 210
Consumption 210
Growth forecast 211
Other Asia 211
Producers and products 211
Consumption 213
Growth forecast 215
India 215
Southeast Asia 216
Revisions 217
Data Workbook 218
Notice 219
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