Anti-Wear Additives Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2022-2028)


Emphasis on Type (ZDDP, Phosphorus, and Others); Application (Engine Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Metalworking Fluid, and Others); Region/Country







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Anti-Wear Additives Market
Anti-Wear Additives Market

The global Anti-Wear Additives Market is expected to grow at a significant rate of around 3% during the forecast period. Anti-Wear Additives are lubricants that react with the metal surface at elevated temperature and pressure ambiance by forming a protective shield between metal surface which prevent metal surfaces from wearing under the boundary of lubrication condition. Anti-wear additives chemically react with the surface to form a low-shear-strength coating.

In addition, anti-wear additives are generally used under mild conditions of low loads and high speeds to reduce the rate of continuous and moderate wear. The additive helps coat the application surface to protect the metal from wear over time. Factors such as surging demand for anti-wear additives across various end-user industries, especially automotive industries propelling the market for anti-wear additives. Increasing automotive production with a growing fleet of vehicles is fueling the market growth, owing to its extensive consumption of gearboxes for the protection of its metal surfaces. Also, growing automotive production coupled with an increasing fleet of vehicles is the key factor in driving the market of anti-wear additives.

Chemtura Corporation, Evonik, Lubrizol, Infineum, Chevron Oronite, Vanderbilt Chemicals, Tianhe Chemicals Group, Afton Chemical Corporation, BASF, and Croda International are some of the key players operating in the market.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst type, ZDDP category to witness robust CAGR during the forecast period”

Based on the type,  the anti-wear additives market is classified into ZDDP, phosphorus, and others. The ZDDP segment caters substantial share of the market. Zinc dialkyl dithiophosphates (ZDDPs) are very effective antiwear agents that are used as machine lubricants (e.g., greases, hydraulic oils, and motor oils), including applications in the automotive industry. Moreover, ZDDP is the most commonly used anti-wear additive. That prevents oxidation and corrosion, driving the growth of this segment.

“Amongst application, engine oil segment held a significant share in the market in 2020”

Based on application, the anti-wear additives market is segmented into the engine oil, hydraulic oil, metalworking fluid, and others. The engine oil segment caters considerable share of the market. Engine oils are made of a composition of additives and base oils. Anti-wear additives are used on a large scale for maintaining viscosity, thereby reducing engine friction and wear. It helps keep the engine cool over long working durations, prevents corrosion, increases fuel efficiency, and reduces carbon emissions.

“Asia Pacific is expected to grow with substantial CAGR over the forecast period”

Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period. This is mainly attributed to the increase in demand for anti-wear additives in diverse end-use industries such as industrial, mining, and construction industries. Demand for high-performance anti-wear agents and advancements in technologies are expected to support the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry.

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1.1.Market Definitions
1.2.Main Objective
2.1.Research Process of the Anti-Wear Additives Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Anti-Wear Additives Market
2.3.Respondent Profile   
8.1.Engine Oil
8.2.Hydraulic Oil
8.3.Metalworking Fluid
9.1.North America   
 9.1.3.Rest of North America
 9.2.6.Rest of Europe
 9.3.5.Rest of Asia-Pacific
9.4.Rest of the World  
10.1.Market Drivers
10.2.Market Challenges
10.3.Impact Analysis
13.1.Demand Side Analysis
13.2.Supply Side Analysis
15.1.Competitive Landscape 
 15.1.1.Porters Fiver Forces Analysis
16.1.Chemtura Corporation
16.5.Chevron Oronite 
16.6.Vanderbilt Chemicals
16.7.Tianhe Chemicals Group
16.8.Afton Chemical Corporation
16.10.Croda International  

Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Anti-Wear Additives Market Analysis (2022-2028)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global Anti-Wear Additives market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of Anti-Wear Additives in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global Anti-Wear Additives market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the Anti-Wear Additives market through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the Anti-Wear Additives market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments are included in the report as type and applications. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption in that region.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the Anti-Wear Additives market. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as various types, and applications. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the Anti-Wear Additives market sector across the globe.

 Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global Anti-Wear Additives market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., the top-down/bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast for 2028 for different segments and sub-segments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of revenue (USD) and the adoption rate of the Anti-Wear Additives market across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the global Anti-Wear Additives market in terms of the product offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Anti-Wear Additives Market
Anti-Wear Additives Market

Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each segment and sub-segment of the global Anti-Wear Additives market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of type, and applications in the global Anti-Wear Additives market.

The main objective of the Global Anti-Wear Additives Market Study

The current & future market trends of the global anti-wear additives market were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit from a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the Anti-Wear Additives market in terms of value (USD). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of type and applications.
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the Anti-Wear Additives
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry.
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the Anti-Wear Additives market for the major region.
  • Major countries of regions studied in the report include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World.
  • Company profiles of the Anti-Wear Additives market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market

Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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