An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Cold Flow Improvers Market
This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Cold Flow Improvers market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Cold Flow Improvers market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.
Cold Flow Improvers Market Introduction
All paraffinic minerals having oil as a base stock may contain small amounts of waxy materials, which become visible as the temperature lowers. The temperature at which these crystals can be observed is known as ‘cloud point’. At lower temperatures, these crystals form a three-dimensional network that solidifies the entire fluid. The minimum temperature at which an oil is in its fluid state is known as ‘pour point’.
Cold flow improvers are lubricant additives or polymers manufactured to control wax formation in pipelines and process units. Thus, they are extensively used in end-use industries dealing with lubricants and the oil & gas sector.
High pour point crudes may result in severe problems, such as:
Blockage of pipelines
Formation of wax, resulting in fouling of process lines
Solidification in storage tanks
The global cold flow improvers market is estimated to be valued at US$ 980.8 Mn by 2018 end and is expected to reach US$ 1,544 Mn by the end of 2027, while expanding at a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period. The global cold flow improvers market is anticipated to represent an incremental opportunity worth US$ 563.18 Mn between 2018 and 2027.
Growth in the Global Automotive Industry to Fuel Demand for Cold Flow Improvers
Automotive sales has been gaining traction, post the global slowdown. The demand for automobiles in the market is largely driven by growth in industrialization and urbanization and economic growth across the globe. This, in turn, has been accelerating the demand for cold flow improvers for application in lubricant additives so as to enhance to ability of the lubricant to withstand low temperatures in European and American countries.
Increasing disposable income among the masses has been compelling investors to significantly invest in the automotive industry. The ever-increasing demand for vehicles has prompted automobile manufacturers to improve production output so as to accommodate growth. This has been positively influencing the sales of lubricant additives in the global automotive market and subsequently, that of cold flow improvers.
- Growth in total automotive production, which increased from 95.6 Mn units in 2016 to 96.2 Mn units in 2017, proves that the demand for automobiles is increasing year on year in the global market
Market for Cold Flow Improvers to Grow as Bio-Based Lubricants Drive the Momentum for Capacity Expansion
More recently, lubricant manufacturers have been focusing on using raw materials such as vegetable oils or bio-based oils so as to significantly reduce their environment footprint. This has been translating into reduced performance penalty at a competitive cost, which has been encouraging industrial lubricant manufacturers to increase their production capacity to cater to the rising customer demand. This particular factor will drive the market growth of cold flow improvers in the near future. Further, this factor has also reduced the dependence on petroleum-based raw materials, which are highly susceptible to crude oil price fluctuations.
Efforts to Diversify Applications of Correct Cold Flow Improvers Trending the Global Market
There are no universal cold flow improvers. Cold flow improvers have to be tailor-made in accordance with the base oil. Applications that are similar in nature may also require different cold flow improvers, depending upon the product specification. In the event that the right pour point depressant has not been selected, the low-temperature viscosity eventually increases to subsequently restrict the oil from protecting the engine at critical conditions, such as during cold startups.
The performance package, base stocks and the viscosity index improvers being used collectively dictate the selection of the right pour point depressant. When blending plants manufacture extensive ranges of lubricants, the selection of the right pour point depressant becomes yet tougher.
- For instance, in 2006, a hurricane disrupted the supply of oil in the United States, owing to which many oil makers found alternatives for base oils in order to avoid or minimize disruptions in production. These new base oils are anticipated to require different cold flow improvers
Some of the players reported in this study on the global cold flow improvers market include BASF SE, Clariant AG, Evonik Industries AG., AkzoNobel N.V., Baker Hughes Inc., Afton Chemical, Bell Performance, Inc., The Lubrizol Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Infineum International Limited and Ecolab. Moreover, manufacturers of cold flow improvers have been channelizing efforts towards strengthening their distributor and retailer network and are focusing on specific regions. This is expected to positively impact the cold flow improvers market in the near future.
Future Market Insights analyzes the global cold flow improvers market in its new publication titled “Cold Flow Improvers Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2027”. The study provides thorough analysis and key insights on the cold flow improvers market on the basis of type, form sales channel, end use and region for the historical period 2013–2017 and forecast period 2018–2027. The objective of the report is to assess the dynamics in the cold flow improvers market and provide key information pertaining to the several segments of the global cold flow improvers market. To provide a better understanding and support stakeholders for decision making and market analysis, the report is incorporated with the analysis of drivers, restraints and trends that influence the current market scenario and are expected to impact the global cold flow improvers market over the forecast period.The study provides data for 2017 along with an inclusive market forecast for the period 2018–2027.
Cold Flow Improvers Market Segmentation
By End Use
To comprehend and ascertain cold flow improvers market opportunities and trends, the global cold flow improvers market report has been categorically split into different sections based on product type, end use and region. The global cold flow improvers report starts with a market overview and provides market definitions and taxonomy along with value chain, drivers, & pricing analysis pertaining to the cold flow improvers market. Following this, the cold flow improvers market background has been covered, which includes the factors affecting the cold flow improvers market such as the macro-economic factors, which include the region-wise growth rates of various GDP and various industries. The macro-economic factors in the cold flow improvers market include the global statistics of vehicle production and vehicle fleet. The market background also covers the market dynamics that affect the cold flow improvers market. The dynamics covered in the report include restraints and trends. The market background also includes the value chain analysis wherein the flow of cold flow improvers from raw material manufacturers, manufacturers of cold flow improvers to end-users through various distributors and retailers involved is listed. The final part in the cold flow improvers market background is the forecast factors, which includes the factors that are expected to have an impact on the global cold flow improvers market.
The sections that follow include the global cold flow improvers market analysis by product type, end use and region/country. All the above sections evaluate the cold flow improvers market on the basis of various factors. Each section discusses the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the global cold flow improvers market. To give a brief idea about the revenue opportunities from the end-use, delivery form and region/country-wise segments, the report also provides cold flow improvers market value (US$ Mn) data, growth rates, cold flow improvers market shares and total incremental $ opportunity indices for each segment over the forecast period (2018–2027).
In the final section of the cold flow improvers market report, we have provided a detailed competition landscape with company market share and performance in order to provide report audiences with a dashboard view of key players operating in the global cold flow improvers market along with their business strategies. This would enable clients to assess strategies deployed by market leaders in the cold flow improvers market and help them develop effective strategies accordingly.
For cold flow improvers market data analysis, we have considered 2017 as the base year with market numbers estimated for 2018 and forecasts made for 2018–2027. To ascertain the cold flow improvers market, global demand for cold flow improvers has been assessed and funneled down to different types w.r.t. region/country. The FMI assessment is based on a multipronged approach that comprises secondary and primary and triangulation of data obtained therefrom. During the initial phase of research work, the product mapping was done, in which the types of products offered by major players with respect to application area were identified. Further, in secondary research, data available in public domains such as industry association, company annual reports, white papers, publications, journals and government sites, among others sources was collected and accordingly, a set of data points were built. For the same, a top-down approach has been used to assess market numbers for each type and a bottom-up approach was used to counter validate the market estimation.The forecast presented in the report evaluates the actual market size (US$ Mn) in 2017 with regard to cold flow improversand the expected market value in the global cold flow improvers marketover the forecast period.
We have also analyzed the different segments of the global cold flow improvers marketin terms of basis point share (BPS) to understand individual segments’ relative contribution to market growth. This detailed level of information is important for identifying various key trends governing the global cold flow improvers market. The report also analyses the global cold flow improvers marketbased on the incremental $ opportunity & the global absolute $ opportunity. This is usually overlooked while estimating the market forecast; however, from a business development perspective, it is essential to identify the market attractiveness in terms of three indices, viz. market share index, CAGR index and incremental $ opportunity to identify the high potential resources in the cold flow improvers market. Moreover, the cold flow improvers market attractiveness index is the key to understanding the key segments in terms of their performance and growth in the global cold flow improvers market. This market attractiveness index would help clients identify real market opportunities in the global cold flow improvers market.