Perfluoropolyether Market By Product (PFPE-K, PFPE-M, PFPE-Z, PFPE-Y, PFPE-D), By Type (Grease, Oil), By End-Use (Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Chemical & Petrochemical, Food Processing, Metal Processing, Medical Industry Equipment, Power Generation, Textile, Pulp & Paper), Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Oct 2019  |  Report ID: GMI1625  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 220   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Adoption of premium quality lubricants for better functioning of the air crafts and automobiles

Perfluoropolyether Market size exceeded USD 350 million, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow over 4% CAGR between 2019 and 2025.

Perfluoropolyether Market

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Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) is a nonreactive and non-flammable fluorinated synthetic oil.  The grease type of the product is manufactured by combining different types of non-soap thickeners with PFPE base oil is majorly used in different manufacturing sectors including automotive, electronics, chemicals and aerospace.

The product owing to chemical inertness, high oxidative and thermal stability is used as aircraft instrument bearing grease. It is considered nontoxic under normal operating temperatures and is used for reactive and aggressive environments due to its inherent inertness. It is a type of liquid lubricant which offers beneficial attributes including temperature resistance between 215K-530K, very low out gassing compared to other fluids and having di electric strength of around 15.7 MV/m.

Robust growth in the automotive sector due to consumer willingness to spend big on automobiles has led to incorporation of high-quality lubricants in order to enhance the overall vehicle performance. Increasing perfluoropolyether market size can also be attributed to its feature of reducing overall maintenance cost by lasting longer as compared to its counterparts.

These products also help to improve the engine performance, thereby increasing the efficiency of the automobile. U.S. automotive lubricants was over 10 billion in 2018, thereby depicting the growth opportunities in the perfluoropolyether market.

Perfluoropolyether products are extensively utilized in aerospace sector due to its superior performance in complex circumstances along with lower environmental footprint. These products also improve the productivity by reducing the component failure, which is a key factor in the aerospace sector. Oil and grease used in the aircraft boost the service life of components along with providing high resistance to vapor losses during high altitude.

Aerospace sector is witnessing a continuous upsurge, which can be attributed to strong passenger demand and rising military expenditure. The industry is anticipated to get a strong foothold in the next five years led by increasing commercial aerospace production and need for efficient aircraft design for improving the overall performance.

Perfluoropolyether market expansion is supported by its coverage of broad range of spectrum characterized by fuel used, engines, service and combustion process. The PFPE oil used in the aerospace and automotive are distinguished by performance additives and viscosities. Necessities of reducing wear and friction along with the need of sealing, cooling, cleaning and rust prevention has led to the practice of using different class of lubricants.

Automobiles and aircrafts used less frequently have potential to develop rust & corrosion and needs to be maintained and lubricated timely. Perfluoropolyether products helps in maintaining the components and tackles the downtime issues occurs in the aircrafts and vehicles.

Perfluoropolyether Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 350 Million (USD)
Historical Data for: 2014 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2025
Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 CAGR: 4% 2025 Value Projection: 480 Million (USD)
Pages: 220 Tables, Charts & Figures: 277
Geographies covered (19): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Product: PFPE-K, PFPE-M, PFPE-Z, PFPE-Y, PFPE-D Type: Grease, Oil End-use: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Chemical & Petrochemical, Food Processing, Metal Processing, Medical Industry Equipment, Power Generation, Textile, Pulp & Paper
Companies covered (15): Solvay, Daikin Industries, Inc., Klüber Lubrication, The Chemours Company, Nye Lubricants, M&I Materials Limited, LUBRILOG SAS, Miller-Stephenson, Inc., Metalubgroup, TECCEM GmbH, IKV Tribology, HUSK-ITT Corporation, Fluorotech USA, Setral Chemie GmbH, Jet lube
Growth Drivers:
  • North America:
  • Robust growth in the aerospace and defense sector
  • Europe:
  • Growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Asia Pacific:
  • Rise in demand for smart electronics
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Lack of R&D activities have enabled the development of new alternatives

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Emergence of Perfluoropolyether-Y due to its cost-effective nature as compared to its other counterparts

Perfluoropolyether-Y Market

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These fluids are pendent molecules and finds application in gears, bearings, slides. It also finds application where high temperature elastomers compatibility is required. The products are used where heat, solvents, corrosion, flammability and toxicity affect performance of machine components. It can be used as grease in different end-use industries including electronic, chemical and data processing.

Pendent products are relatively cheaper as compared to linear oils & greases and therefore are preferred choice for vacuum pumps as working fluids and sealants. These products can also be utilized in the systems with high gas exposure owing to high temperature resistance.

It also offers chemical, thermal, electrical & solvent resistance and are non-reactive with metal, elastomers, plastic and rubber. When metal surfaces of the pump are exposed to moisture, these synthetic lubricants significantly reduce & prevent rusting without compromising the physical properties & vacuum performance.

Solvay offers Fomblin Y LVAC and Y HVAC PFPE which are ideal for usage in high vacuum applications. These products also offer anti-rust and anti-wear properties required in the electronic and metal components in order to prevent corrosion.

Product consumption in Asia Pacific supported by extensive usage in high temperature applications to increase components functionality will spur perfluoropolyether market size

Asia Pacific PFPE market by product

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Rise in number of low-cost airlines in Asia Pacific region has expanded the air passengers base. The expanding aerospace sector will result in the usage of PFPE oil owing to the need of these products in high temperature applications. Continuous expansion of aerospace industry in Asia Pacific has generated the demand for lubricants suited for low ambient radiation, pressure and components which required very low maintenance. Its usage at high temperature application ensured the high efficiency and long-lasting components.

Continuous expansion of manufacturing, automobile and industrial sectors in Asia Pacific has led to high demand for cars, trucks, power tools and industrial equipment’s. PFPE products offers broad range of temperature which supports the lubrication required in the machines. These products are formulated specifically for high temperature ranges and complex environment.

Chemours market its PFPE products under the name of Krytox, which are very safe to ship and use. These products are high performance, chemically inert and non-flammable lubricants which provide extended life across wide range of temperatures. It is extensively used in aviation, automotive, pumps and valves. The company has manufacturing plant, distribution centers and contacts with number of supplier in Asia Pacific.

Capacity expansions and distribution agreements may gain competitive advantage

In April 2018, Arkema, a manufacturer of advanced material and chemicals expanded its fluoropolymer production capacity in the U.S. by 20%.  The expansion will help the company to cater the growing perfluoropolyether market share globally.

In 2016, the Lubrilog expanded its production facility of perfluorinated lubricants in France and made an investment worth USD 1.65 million to scale up the production equipment and storage facility. In addition, the company utilized a total surface area of 1,000 m² to install solar panels to support energy consumption.

In March 2016, Solvay appointed IMCD NV as a distribution partner for lubrication grades of Fomblin PFPE on an EMEA basis. This will help the company to expand its regional presence in the EMEA.

The perfluoropolyether market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons and revenue in USD million from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

Perfluoropolyether Market Share, By Product

  • PFPE-K
  • PFPE-M
  • PFPE-Z
  • PFPE-Y
  • PFPE-D

By Type

  • Oil
  • Grease

By End-use

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Food Processing
  • Metal Processing
  • Medical Industry Equipment
  • Power Generation, Textile
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The overall perfluoropolyether market acquired a revenue share of USD 350 million in 2018.
As per estimates, perfluoropolyether industry would account a crcr of 4% through 2025.
According to Global Market Insights, Inc., PFPE market valuation in 2018 was estimated at over USD 350 million.
This report estimates the PFPE market is forecast to grow at a 4% CAGR during 2019-2025.
  1. Rising demand for advanced lubricating materials to endure high temperature applications without affecting the equipment performance.
  2. Increasing demand for lubrication in medical equipment and food processing industry.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Oct 2019
  • Pages: 220
  • Tables: 236
  • Charts / Figures: 41
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Countries covered: 19

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