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Forming Fluids Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

Market Overview:

The global forming fluids market size reached US$ 3.2 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 3.6 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 1.89% during 2023-2028.

Forming fluids are fluids that are used in forming processes such as folding, stamping, drawing and wire-drawing. These processes are largely used in the manufacturing of sheet metal and components, both in heavy industry and in the manufacturing of small, detailed objects. The products utilised in such processes may be either oil-based or emulsions that are derived from mineral or synthetic oils. These fluids include drawing and stamping compounds, forging compounds, rolling oils, die-casting compounds, and hydroforming fluids.

Forming fluids provide great lubrication and better corrosion protection and thus help in protecting the substrates from scratches and damage during manufacturing and molding. They are composed of different additives that help in improving their efficiency. Additionally, a defining characteristic of forming fluids is that they protect the substrates from acidic conditions and humidity, particularly in industrial environments. The selection of the forming fluids depends on numerous parameters which includes the type of application, process, available water quality, and the metal. The right selection of parameters ensures the cost-effective and smooth operation of the metal forming process.

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global forming fluids market report, along with forecasts at the global and regional level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product type, and application.

Breakup by Product Type:

  • Rolling Oils
  • Hydroforming Fluids
  • Others


Based on the product type, the market has been segmented into rolling oils, hydroforming fluids and others.

Breakup by Application:

  • Primary Metals
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Machinery
  • Metal Cans
  • Others


Based on the application, the market has been segmented into primary metals, transportation equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, metal cans and others. Primary metals currently represent the biggest segment.

Breakup by Region:

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America


Region-wise, the market has been segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Amongst these, Asia Pacific is the biggest market, accounting for the majority of the global market.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Afton Group, BASF SE, Chevron Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Lonza Group, Lubrizol Corporation, Apar Group, Columbia Petro Chem Pvt. Ltd., Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Limited, PJSC LUKOIL, PT PERTAMINA (PERSERO), China Petrochemical Corporation, SK Lubricants Co. Ltd. and Total Specialties USA.

This report provides a deep insight into the global forming fluids market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the forming fluids industry in any manner.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2022
Historical Period 2017-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Product Type, Application, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Companies Covered Afton Group, BASF SE, Chevron Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Lonza Group, Lubrizol Corporation, Apar Group, Columbia Petro Chem Pvt. Ltd., Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Limited, PJSC LUKOIL, PT PERTAMINA (PERSERO), China Petrochemical Corporation, SK Lubricants Co. Ltd. and Total Specialties USA
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1   Preface
2   Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5   Global Forming Fluids Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Market Breakup by Product Type  
    5.5    Market Breakup by Application
    5.6    Market Breakup by Region
    5.7    Market Forecast
    5.8    SWOT Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Strengths
        5.8.3    Weaknesses
        5.8.4    Opportunities
        5.8.5    Threats
    5.9    Value Chain Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Raw Material Procurement
        5.9.3    Manufacturing
        5.9.4    Marketing
        5.9.5    Distribution
        5.9.6    End-Use
    5.10    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.10.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.10.4    Degree of Competition
        5.10.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.10.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.11    Price Analysis
        5.11.1    Key Price Indicators
        5.11.2    Price Structure
        5.11.3    Margin Analysis
6   Market Breakup by Product Type
    6.1    Rolling Oils
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Hydroforming Fluids
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Others
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
7  Market Breakup by Application
    7.1    Primary Metals
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Transportation Equipment
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Fabricated Metal Products
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
    7.4    Machinery
        7.4.1    Market Trends
        7.4.2    Market Forecast
    7.5    Metal Cans
        7.5.1    Market Trends
        7.5.2    Market Forecast
    7.6    Others
        7.6.1    Market Trends
        7.6.2    Market Forecast
8   Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    Asia Pacific
        8.1.1    Market Trends
        8.1.2    Market Forecast
    8.2    North America
        8.2.1    Market Trends
        8.2.2    Market Forecast
    8.3    Europe
        8.3.1    Market Trends
        8.3.2    Market Forecast
    8.4    Middle East and Africa
        8.4.1    Market Trends
        8.4.2    Market Forecast
    8.5    Latin America
        8.5.1    Market Trends
        8.5.2    Market Forecast
9   Forming Fluids Manufacturing Process
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Raw Material Requirements
    9.3    Manufacturing Process
    9.4    Key Success and Risk Factors
10  Competitive Landscape
    10.1    Market Structure
    10.2    Key Players
    10.3    Profiles of Key Players
        10.3.1    Afton Group
        10.3.2    BASF SE
        10.3.3    Chevron Corporation
        10.3.4    The Dow Chemical Company
        10.3.5    Lonza Group
        10.3.6    Lubrizol Corporation
        10.3.7    Apar Group
        10.3.8    Columbia Petro Chem Pvt. Ltd.
        10.3.9    Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom
        10.3.10    Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
        10.3.11    Indian Oil Corporation Limited 
        10.3.12    PJSC LUKOIL 
        10.3.13    PT PERTAMINA (PERSERO) 
        10.3.14    China Petrochemical Corporation
        10.3.15    SK Lubricants Co. Ltd. 
        10.3.16    Total Specialties USA 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2017-2022
Figure 3: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2022
Figure 4: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2022
Figure 5: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2022
Figure 6: Global: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2023-2028
Figure 7: Global: Forming Fluids Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8: Global: Forming Fluids Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Forming Fluids Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Forming Fluids (Rolling Oils) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 11: Global: Forming Fluids (Rolling Oils) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 12: Global: Forming Fluids (Hydroforming Fluids) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 13: Global: Forming Fluids (Hydroforming Fluids) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 14: Global: Forming Fluids (Other Product Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 15: Global: Forming Fluids (Other Product Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 16: Global: Forming Fluids (Primary Metals) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 17: Global: Forming Fluids (Primary Metals) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 18: Global: Forming Fluids (Transportation Equipment) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 19: Global: Forming Fluids (Transportation Equipment) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 20: Global: Forming Fluids (Fabricated Metal Products) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 21: Global: Forming Fluids (Fabricated Metal Products) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 22: Global: Forming Fluids (Machinery) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 23: Global: Forming Fluids (Machinery) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 24: Global: Forming Fluids (Metal Cans) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 25: Global: Forming Fluids (Metal Cans) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 26: Global: Forming Fluids (Other Applications) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 27: Global: Forming Fluids (Other Applications) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 28: Asia Pacific: Forming Fluids Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 29: Asia Pacific: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 30: North America: Forming Fluids Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 31: North America: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 32: Europe: Forming Fluids Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 33: Europe: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 34: Middle East and Africa: Forming Fluids Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 35: Middle East and Africa: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 36: Latin America: Forming Fluids Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2017 & 2022
Figure 37: Latin America: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 38: Forming Fluids Manufacturing: Process Flow

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2022 and 2028
Table 2: Global: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Table 3: Global: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Table 4: Global: Forming Fluids Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Table 5: Forming Fluids Manufacturing: Raw Material Requirements
Table 6: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Competitive Structure
Table 7: Global: Forming Fluids Market: Key Players


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Key Questions Answered in This Report

The global forming fluids market was valued at US$ 3.2 Billion in 2022.

We expect the global forming fluids market to exhibit a CAGR of 1.89% during 2023-2028.

The rising adoption of forming fluids to protect the substrates from scratches and damage, is primarily driving the global forming fluids market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations, resulting in the temporary halt in numerous production activities for forming fluids.

Based on the product type, the global forming fluids market has been segregated into rolling oils, hydroforming fluids, and others. Among these, rolling oils currently hold the largest market share.

Based on the application, the global forming fluids market can be bifurcated into primary metals, transportation equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, metal cans, and others. Currently, primary metals exhibit a clear dominance in the market.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global forming fluids market include Afton Group, BASF SE, Chevron Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Lonza Group, Lubrizol Corporation, Apar Group, Columbia Petro Chem Pvt. Ltd., Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Limited, PJSC LUKOIL, PT PERTAMINA (PERSERO), China Petrochemical Corporation, SK Lubricants Co. Ltd., and Total Specialties USA.

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