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Viscosity Index Improver Market

Viscosity Index Improver Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Type and, by Industry Vertical : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Eswara Prasad
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Viscosity Index Improver Market Analysis :

Viscosity index improvers are compounds such polyacrylates and butadiene that allows lubricants to remain viscous at high temperature and low temperatures.  The viscosity index improvers contract their molecules in low temperature causing no impact to the viscosity, whereas they expand in high temperature, which increases the internal friction, causing it to flow slowly. When viscosity index is added to the oils, they increase the thickness of lubricants in high temperature, thus extending the lubricating effect on the machinery. Viscosity index improvers play a key role in the automobile industry. Large number of lubricant manufacturers relies on the viscosity index improver to reduce the maintenance cost for machineries. They are used in engine oils, gear oil, transmission fluids, and other hydraulic lubricants. The application of lubricants in automobiles and heavy machineries in various industries is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.

COVID-19 scenario analysis

The lubricants industry is declining due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The worldwide lockdown has suspended the movement of automobiles, which results in the demand for engine oil. Engine oil plays a major role in supporting the market growth for lubricants, owing to its demand from the consumer vehicles. Transportation is the most effected industry due to suspended movements of automobiles. However, the use of heavy vehicles for distributing necessary goods is operational at low output. In the current situation, consumers are not utilizing their private vehicles, thus, the need to change the engine oil has decreased. However, the lubricant market is expected to grow notably post lockdown.

Market scenario analysis

The global viscosity index improver market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. Surge in demand for automobile lubricants and industrial lubricants are expected to drive the market in the coming years. Almost all industries are using some kind of lubricants to increase the efficiency of the machinery. Increase in industrialization in developing countries is expected to boost the market growth in the coming years. Technological advancements are expected to boost the industrial growth at a faster pace leading toward higher fuel economy, thus, driving the demand in the automotive industry. Engine oil is the most widely used lubricant in automobiles. Recent study proves that the use of viscosity improvers in engine oil is crucial as it reduces the temperature dependency. However, the long draining intervals of the oil and introduction of electric vehicles are expected to hamper the growth in the forthcoming years.

Recent trends 

The engine oil used in the automobiles is still the top contributors to the market. The rapid growth of automobiles sector is expected to boost the growth of global lubricants market. Technological advancements also play a crucial role in boosting the growth of the automotive industry, as result; the use of lubricants in heavy machineries has increased. The two-wheeler industry is expected to grow vigorously, which is anticipated to generate lucrative opportunities for viscosity index improver market. Rise in demand for high-quality lubricants in various industries is expected to boost the market growth. 

Market challenges

The viscosity index improvers play an important role as an intermediate in lubricants in the automotive industry. However, the draining interval of oil is more, thus restraining the viscosity index improver’s market growth. Ongoing technological advancements have improved the engine oil drain interval from 25,000 miles to 50,000 miles. This rise in draining interval of engine oil is expected to reduce the demand for lubricants, which, in turn, reduces the demand for viscosity index improvers. Moreover, the introduction of electric automobiles has affected the demand for lubricants. Moreover, rise in electric engines to support the environment-friendly automobiles is expected to hinder the market growth of lubricants. 

Regional insights 

Region wise, the viscosity index improvers are analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific holds the major market share, as the region is primary hub for automotive manufacturing. Furthermore, surge in demand for automobiles in the emerging economies such as China and India is expected to boost the market growth in the region.

Key benefits of the report

  • This report presents the analytical depiction of the global viscosity index improver market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global viscosity index improver market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global viscosity index improver market growth scenario. 
  • The report provides a detailed market analysis depending on competitive intensity and how the market will take shape in coming years. 

Questions answered in the global viscosity index improver market research report:

  • Which are the leading players active in the global viscosity index improver market?
  • What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities of the market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Viscosity Index Improver Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Polymethacrylate
  • Olefin Copolymer
  • Polyisobutylene
  • Others
By Industry Vertical
  • Automotive
  • Private Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Argentina, Qatar, UAE, rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

Afton Chemical Corporation, The Lubrizol Corporation, BPT Chemical, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Infineum International Limited Ltd., Xingyun Chemical, Sanyo Chemical, Shenyang Great Wall Lubricating Oil Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Yashike Laien, Shanghai High-Lube Additives, Nanjing Runyou Chemical Industry Additive Co. Ltd., Evonik Industries, Chevron Oronite Company LLC

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Viscosity Index Improver Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032