Global Metalworking Fluids Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Sep 2016
  • Pages: 78
  • SKU: IRTNTR10045

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This market research report identifies players like BASF, Chevron Oronite, ExxonMobil, Lonza, and Fuchs Petrolub to be the key vendors in the global metalworking fluids market. This research report also presents a detailed segmentation of the market by product type (removal, forming, protecting, and treating fluids), by application (transportation equipment, machinery, primary metals, fabricated metal products, and metal cans and others), and by geography (APAC, EMEA, North America, and ROW).

Global outlook of metalworking fluids market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global metalworking fluids market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 4% by 2020.  Currently, the market is witnessing a growing inclination towards synthetic fluids that contain lubricants. Synthetic fluids are better than conventional fluids due to their advanced forms and functions. These fluids provide better tramp oil control than conventional fluids, and offer accurate concentration measurements and extend pump life by lowering the oil contamination. These metalworking fluids also generate less foam and reduce mist. They have better efficiency and performance under load in low viscosity formulations and are also fire resistant. Also, these fluids are expensive and are consumed in a lower concentration. According to our metalworking fluids market share, the growing popularity of these fluids will contribute significantly towards the cumulative overall sales and revenue in the market in the coming years.

APAC is the largest revenue contributing region in the market and is likely to occupy more than 46% of the total metalworking fluids market size by 2020. The major growth driver for the market growth in this region is the massive consumption of removal fluids. The increase in industrialization in the region is anticipated to increase the consumption of metalworking fluids in machinery, transportation equipment, and metal fabrication industries. Owing to their cost-effectiveness and associated benefits, metalworking fluids will have extensive usage across various end-user industries, providing prospects for the market growth during the forecast period.



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Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is extremely fragmented with more than half of the market served by smaller players that are focused on specific end-use applications and geographic area. Intense competition prevails in the market among vendors where owing to the pricing pressures, the leading vendors are resorting to the market alliance while the local players are leaving the industry. Major global vendors have the advantage of strong base stock supplies and make huge investments in product development and innovations to gain a competitive edge over competitors. Strict environmental regulations coupled with the fluctuating prices of the base stock are propelling players to introduce biosynthetic fluids in the market.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • BASF
  • Chevron Oronite
  • ExxonMobil 
  • Lonza
  • Fuchs Petrolub

Other prominent vendors in the metalworking fluids market include Apar, Columbia Petro, Gazprom, Idemitsu Kosan, Lukoil, Pertaminam, and Sinopec.

Segmentation by product type and analysis of the metalworking fluids market

  • Removal fluids
  • Forming fluids
  • Protecting fluids
  • Treating fluids

The removal fluids segment will continue to dominate the metalworking fluids market during the forecast period and is likely to occupy more than 52% of the total market share by 2020. Removal fluids are used in metalworking procedures where cutting is the main machining technique. These fluids help in the removal of metal chips from the workpiece, cool the metalworking tools and machined parts and protect the metal from corrosion. These fluids have extensive usage in other processes such as broaching, drilling, boring, grinding, and sawing. Growing consumption of removal fluids in APAC will boost the growth prospects for this segment in the coming years.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the metalworking fluids market

  • Transportation equipment
  • Machinery
  • Primary metals
  • Fabricated metal products
  • Metal cans and others

Transportation equipment is the largest end-user of metalworking fluids and will continue its dominance by occupying around 37% of the total market share by 2020. Much of the segment’s growth can be attributed to the high consumption of metalworking fluids in automobiles for better performance and extended life of the equipment. The growing usage of removal fluids in the automotive manufacturing division will be a major driver for the growth of this segment over the next four years.

 Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global metalworking fluids market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global metalworking fluids market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global metalworking fluids market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global metalworking fluids market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, EMEA, North America, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global metalworking fluids market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by product type

  • Outlook
  • Global removal fluids market
  • Global forming fluids market
  • Global protecting fluids market
  • Global treating fluids market

PART 07: Market segmentation  by application

  • Outlook
  • Global metalworking fluids market in the transportation equipment segment
  • Global metal working fluids market for machinery segment
  • Global metalworking fluids market for primary metals segment
  • Global metalworking fluids market for fabricated metal products segment
  • Global metalworking fluids market for metal cans and others segment

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Outlook
  • Metalworking fluids market in APAC
  • Metalworking fluids market in North America
  • Metalworking fluids market in EMEA
  • Metalworking fluids market in ROW

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Growing inclination toward synthetic fluids
  • Growth of automotive industry in China
  • Advances and product innovations in end-user industries
  • Increased demand for metal packaging

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Introduction of alternatives to metals
  • Increased environmental, health, and safety concerns
  • Vulnerability to microbial contamination

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Budding acceptance of total quality management programs
  • Emergence of India and China as global manufacturing hubs
  • Emergence of near-dry machining and other manufacturing techniques

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Major vendors of global metalworking fluids market
  • Buying criteria
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

  • BASF
  • Chevron Lubricants
  • ExxonMobil
  • Lonza Group
  • Fuchs Petrolub

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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