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North America Paper Machine Oil Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Product (Mineral {Zinc-based Mineral, Zinc-free Mineral}, Synthetic), Machine Type (Cylinder Machine {Automatic, Semi-Automatic}, Fourdrinier Machine {Automatic, Semi-Automatic}) and End-use (OEM, Aftermarket), Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market 2021- 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5187
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

North America Paper Machine Oil Market size was over USD 90 million in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 3% CAGR between 2021 and 2027 owing to the growing demand for hygiene related paper products such as tissue paper, napkins, and toilet paper products due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the region. Moreover, growth in e-commerce sector and online shopping led to surging demand for packaging products.
 

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Paper machine oils are multi-functional lubricants used in wet- & dry-end circulating oil systems of paper machines. They are specially designed to protect the metal surfaces and lubricate the moving parts of machines to further ensure a smooth & efficient operation of the paper machines. The rising demand for paper from the packaging industry is one of the significant factors driving the market growth.
 

The increasing demand for upstream products, such as paper bags, coated papers, paper towels, tissue papers, and hygiene products, is raising investments in new production equipment and facilities. Additionally, growing need for cardboard packaging owing to rapidly rising e-commerce activities is driving the paper & paperboard industry growth.
 

The demand for ashless or zinc-free paper machine oil formulation has increased significantly over the past few year as these products have lower environment impact. These type of oils formulations are extensively used in circulating systems and gearboxes including dryer bearings, wet-end systems, and calendar stacks in paper machine systems. Growing focus of paper machine oil producers towards developing ashless or zinc-free oil formulations should lucrative growth opportunity over the forecast period.  
 

Superior protection against rust, corrosion, and wear along with high thermal stability is expected to drive the growth of synthetic paper machine oil market

north america paper machine oil market from synthetic product

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Synthetic paper machine oil market surpassed USD 59 million in 2020 and is projected to show growth of 4% of CAGR in the forecasted period. Synthetic oils are used as gear oil in systems working under high loads and extreme temperatures in the paper industry. Paper machines operate at high temperatures and high speeds; thus, the use of appropriate lubricant is vital in the paper industry.
 

Synthetic paper machine oil is used in circulating systems in paper machine as it provides excellent wide-temperature performance, wear protection, thermal stability, and superior protection against rust, corrosion, and wear.

 

The demand for synthetic paper machine oil is projected to gain momentum over the forecast timeframe due to its superior properties such as improved low and high-temperature viscosity performance, and better viscosity index (VI). Furthermore, synthetic oil market is expected to benefit from its enhanced chemical & shear stability, improved circulation system cleanliness, and reduced unnecessary downtime.

 

 Also, the inclination of industries toward increasing efficiency of paper machines is anticipated to favor the growth of the synthetic paper machine oil market.
 

Growing need for thick and inexpensive paperboards from packaging sector should fuel the demand for paper machine oil from cylinder machine type

 north america paper machine oil market from cylinder machine type

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The cylinder machine type segment in the paper machine oil market was around USD 48.5 million in 2020 and is projected to exhibit growth at a CAGR of 2.5% through 2027. Most types of paper products are made in continuous sheets on high-speed cylinder machines. These machines offer ease of adjusting the composition, the number of plies, and offer high-cost advantages.
 

They are extensively used to make thick and inexpensive paperboards.  Increasing demand for paperboard packaging from wide range of industries should accelerate the installation and demand for cylinder machines.
 

The automatic machine type segment was around USD 33.5 million in 2020 and is projected to show growth of 3% CAGR in the forecasted period. The paper manufacturers prefer automatic machines over semi-automated machines to reduce the cost of production & labor requirement and enhance paper production. Thus, the usage of paper machine oils from the automatic cylinder machine segment is high as compared to the semi-automated cylinder machines.
 

High focus towards maintenance of paper machines to create demand for paper machine oil from the aftermarket end-use segment

 north america paper machine oil market by end use industry

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The aftermarket end-use segment was over USD 75 million in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3% during the forecasted period. Paper machine oil sold in the aftermarket is primarily used for the maintenance & smooth operation of paper machines. The regular maintenance of paper machines in paper production plants helps to reduce the total operating & maintenance cost and improves energy efficiency and the overall performance of the machines.
 

Thus, the rising focus of paper manufacturers toward the regular maintenance of paper machines to improve efficiency will escalate the need for paper machine oils from the aftermarket over the projected timeframe.  

 

Well-established paper & paperboard industry in the US is propelling the demand for paper machine oil

U.S. paper machine oil market

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The U.S. paper machine oil market crossed USD 75.5 Million in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecasted period. The well-established paper sector along with the presence of leading paper manufacturing companies such as International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, RockTenn, Weyerhaeuser, MeadWestvaco, and Sonoco, among others is projected to provides ample growth opportunities for the paper machine oil market growth in the country.
 

Additionally, increase production of sanitary products, such as toilet papers and tissue papers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic is driving the demand for paper products.
 

Strategic mergers & acquisitions and new product launch among industry participants to accelerate paper machine oil market competitiveness

The North America paper machine oil industry is consolidated in nature with a strong share of key market players such as Shell, Exxon Mobil Corporation, TotalEnergies, BP (Castrol), Phillips 66 Company, Petronas Lubricants International, Sinopec Corp, Chevron Corporation, Fuchs Lubricants Co, Kluber Lubrication, and Petro Canada Lubricants.

 

The key market players in the market are implementing various strategies such as new product development, capacity expansion, and mergers & acquisitions to enhance their portfolio and market presence to increase the market share and to tap the growth opportunities in the market.
 

For instance, in October 2021, Shell Retail and Convenience Operations LLC signed an agreement to acquire over 248 fuel & convenience retail sites and networks owned and operated by the Landmark Group of companies. Furthermore, this agreement also included supply agreements with other 117 independently operated fuel & convenience sites. This strategic initiative was aimed to enhance the company’s market presence and accelerate growth.
 

In July 2019, ExxonMobil Corporation launched Mobil SHC Elite, a synthetic gear and bearing circulating oil for the pulp & paper industry. This strategic initiative was aimed to enhance the company’s product offerings.

 

North America paper machine oil market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million USG, and revenue in USD Million from 2021 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Mineral
    • Zinc-based Mineral
    • Zinc-free Mineral
  • Synthetic

By Machine Type

  • Cylinder Machine
    • Automatic
    • Semi-Automatic
  • Fourdrinier Machine
    • Automatic
    • Semi-Automatic

By End-Use

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

By Region

  • North America 
    • U.S
    • Canada

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America paper machine oil market size was registered at USD 90 million in 2020 and it is expected to record 3% CAGR through 2027, driven by the rising need for hygienic paper products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. industry surpassed USD 75.5 million in 2020 and may record 3% CAGR through 2027, owing to the presence of leading paper manufacturing companies.

The aftermarket end-use segment registered USD 75 million in 2020 and may grow at a CAGR of 3% through 2027, driven by the fact that paper machine oil is widely sold in the aftermarket for the smooth operation of paper machines.

The competitive spectrum of North America paper machine oil industry comprises Shell, Exxon Mobil Corporation, TotalEnergies, BP (Castrol), Phillips 66 Company, Petronas Lubricants International, Sinopec Corp, Chevron Corporation, Fuchs Lubricants Co, Kluber Lubrication, and Petro Canada Lubricants.

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  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 100
  • Countries covered: 1
  • Pages: 160

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